I made it to the last week of my project of learning how to maintain healthy life! This update will be short since it was only one week, but I will have one more post summarizing my journey and what I have planned to continue my project even after the course is finished. Here is what happened in week #10.
- Fitness Gear of the Week: My Hoka One One Shoes!
- Fitness Habit of the Week: Dealing with Cold, Dark and Wintery Days
- Healthy Habit of the Week: MyFitness Pal
Fitness Gear of the Week: My Hoka One One Shoes!
I can’t believe I forgot to talk about my running shoes this entire project! If you are a runner or you are on your feet a lot, I highly recommend splurging on some Hoka One One Shoes.
I first bought my Hoka Clifton 8s this summer after my old shoes were starting to hurt my feet, my legs, and my knees. I did a lot of research and this brand was on many lists. They were expensive, with a price tag of $170, but I knew I needed something that would allow me to be comfortable running. I also knew I wasn’t spending any other money on fitness at that time. Like any other shoe, these took some time to get used to, but now, even after many kilometers, they still feel great! I will definitely be buying another pair of Hokas when these are worn out.
Fitness Habit of the Week: Dealing with Cold, Dark and Wintery Days
This week was a struggle! But I need to be nicer to myself and recognize that winter is tough. It’s dark, cold, and it’s hard to wake up! I still woke up 3 times to work out, but it upsets me that I don’t have the time to now go for a walk after work. It was dark almost every night by the time I got home. I barely got 10k steps at all this week, which used to be a breeze! Work has been busy and tiring, so I hope that after the chaotic weeks of teaching in December are over, that things will become easier. For now, I need to make sure to be kind to myself and recognize that I will not be at the top of my game every week.
Healthy Habit of the Week: MyFitness Pal
I have been following Chris‘ journey and he has been using MyFitnessPal for most of his learning project to keep himself accountable in hoping to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. After reading his posts about his successes, I thought I should count my calories for the last week.
I put my calories just below 2,000 since I wanted to maintain my weight. I knew if I put it below too low, I would go over way too easily and then not care what I ate for the rest of the day since I was already over. I found myself to be eating the right amount every day, hitting just below or a bit over 2,000. I enjoyed counting my calories when it easy to input. I even found myself using a scale, and measuring utensils when making yogurt bowls, and other snacks.
However, I found it difficult to count the calories of my suppers when they were homemade. I tried my best to make it as accurate as possible. I also struggled with forgetting to add my food into MyFitness Pal! I would usually add my breakfast and what is in my lunch that day, but then I would forget until nighttime or the next day to input my supper or even delete food I didn’t eat that was in my lunch. At that point, I forgot some snacks I ate. For supper one night, I went out for a meal, but was unable to find the dish on MyFitness Pal so I opted for one that was similar.I am happy that I did not affect my mental health or my outlook on food. I didn’t see my food as only calories when using this app, but more of a tool so I knew what I was using to fuel my body.
At the end of the week, I decided to buy a bullet journal to keep track of my healthy habits in the new year!I won’t say anything else, since that story will be in my last post, but I am already thinking and searching of ideas! Have you ever tried using a bullet journal? Let me know how you got creative and how you used it to track healthy habits and productivity!