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Healthy Habits

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

After joining the Healthy Habits Challenge Team today I started thinking back to the bad habits I have put to rest over the last 2 months since joining Spark.

Although I have high blood pressure I never bothered to monitor my sodiun intake . Oh I stopped using the salt shaker with my meals ,but never realized that some of the foods I was eating had hidden sodiumin them.
Fruits were very rarely seen in my refrigerator or on my plate. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I like vegetables but maybe only had 1 sometimes 2 a day.
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And drinking a glass of water not nearly as often as I should. emoticon

I was terribly drawn to sweets of any kind, couldn't get enough of them
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Not to mention my cravings for extra cheesy PIZZA!! emoticon

But since I made the commitment to myself to be a healthier person through better nutrition and exercise I have lost the cravings and gained the energy I was missing all along.
The first thing I grab in the morning is water not coffee, and my breakfast includes at least 2 fruits and 1 vegetable every day.
I am staying away from artificial sweeteners and packaged foods and getting in at least 8 glasses of water a day.
My salads are full of crunchy veggies and my stomach problems have almost completely stopped.
The portion control is still a work in progress, but it's getting better.
Over all I feel much healthier and energized by the daily workouts and my stamina is improving.
I still have a lot to work on but I know with Sparks nutrition and fitness help I will reach my goals and stay healthy.
Yay! for the motivation and help from my Spark Friends!!

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