Food tracking

There are three modules part of the Nerd Fitness Academy (NFA): Mindset, Nutrition and Workouts. The mindset module I’ve done several quests for already and the workouts I’m just starting to take a look at this week. The Nutrition module feels like the easiest one for me. I mean, I know what is good to eat and what is not. I’m fully aware of calories in/out, portion sizes etc. I also know what food my body do not appreciate and limiting those makes both my stomach and my joints happier.

The food tracking quests are all related to keeping a daily food log and writing down or taking pictures of everything you eat. Two of the quests I finished quickly as it only required keeping a log for 3 and then 7 days. As of August 1st I’m now working on the 30 day log. I’m writing everything on a piece of paper, the most convenient would be to have an app on my phone but all apps I’ve found turns to counting calories… 😦  I’ve done that before, several years ago, and I don’t like that kind of tracking. Yes, I did loose weight and it’s a good way to start when trying to be aware of what you eat, but at this point in my life I’m not interested in counting every single calorie I put in my mouth.

As I’m a person who love taking photos of food and sharing on Instagram I’m really looking forward to the next food tracking quest which is sharing a daily food log for 14 days. I don’t want to work on too many quests at the same time so that quest will have to wait until the 30 day quest is over. 🙂 Obviously I’m still going to post food pics on Instagram… I can’t help myself… 😉 If I eat something good, or visit a restaurant, or just figure out a nice way to present a meal in a photo I will share it not matter a quest or not!

Yesterday’s food: Egg, bacon and avocado (breakfast); Salmon sushi (lunch); crawfish and Västerbotten cheese pie (dinner). 

20 seconds of courage – August edition

One of the mindset quests part of Nerd Fitness Academy is “20 seconds of courage”. The quest calls for doing one thing you’ve always wanted to do but been too scared of doing. I quickly decided to create a larger goal out of this quest and do one new activity once a month for the next six months. The first quest was easy… Segway ride! I’ve thought about it so many times but always chickened out because my balance is crappy. Last week in the subway I saw an ad that they rented out Segways in Hagaparken in Stockholm and thought it was perfect timing. It’s a huge park around Haga Palace and I figured that would be better than renting one in town.

Today is my husband’s birthday and late yesterday we decided to do the Segway ride today.  Good as I didn’t have too much time to get nervous… 😉 We rented the Segway for one hour and headed out into the park. It was much easier to find the balance than I thought. Going downhill was the most scary as the Segway quickly got higher speed and it felt awkward to lean back to apply the breaks as I felt like I would fall backwards. The hour passed by too quickly and suddenly it was time to return it. I had a fantastic time though and will definitely do it again in the future.

The first of the six activities – Done! Ready for the next one, I think… 😉

Our Segways
The proof – me on the Segway! 🙂