Sunday, January 06, 2013
I have started to get back in the swing of things and tracking my food intake is just part of that.
I normally go under in some things and over in others but today is the first day since I can remember tracking (over 2 years now) that I hit my targets in the four main components:
Did you see the problem? Sodium (slightly high), Fiber (slightly low) and Potassium (VERY low).
At this point, I don't want to pressure myself and focus on the potassium issue. With that being said, I am going to try and incorporate more potassium-rich foods into my daily life but I will not focus on this goal solely.
I know if I start to focus on this one goal so early on, I will obsess and struggle... and end up losing my mind over it and quitting altogether. I am not going to over do anything then quit. I will not.
Do you have tips to increase potassium without increasing sodium?
On the fitness side of things. I have been pushing my activity a lot. I am really proud of my Zumba time and walks. I took a walk with Tiffany and her almost-9-year-old daughter. We decided to include her because she is obese and we are encouraging healthy habits with her.
When I walk on my own, I normally walk about a half of a mile at a 20 minute/mile pace.
This walk that we did was 1.5 miles, we climbed a lot of hills (my runkeeper app tracked it as 138 vertical feet) and I was sweating buckets! I can't believe I did it and I am really proud that I did. When we were walking together, I did struggle but it was easier with a friend. I am thankful for her and her support.
How is your tracking and fitness going?