The Importance of tracking your workouts.
Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. Most are thinking why this matters well he said:
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure”
And this stuck out significantly to me, if I don’t measure the efforts I’m putting in how am I going to know how well I’m doing or not!
Measuring your progress helps in a number of ways:
- It will keep you accountable and stay on track
- Milestones are important, once you’ve hit your goal weight/ fat it will make you feel a sense of achievement
- Prove your point – you know you can do it so write it down and do it
There are a number of ways in which you can track your workouts.
- Old school Pen & Paper
- Apps such as strong, fitnotes – these apps are extremely sophisticated and allow you to measure your progress daily.
- Photos – as simple as it is an image of yourself before you started can go a long way when you compare yourself every month
Research (unverified) shows that 80% of people that start a plan quit within 2 months (sounds like the new year new me lot tbh) so tracking your progress can go a long way in ensuring that you stick to it.
What should I measure/ track?
- Body fat
- Sizes, neck, back, arms, bicep, hips, waist, thighs
- Food yes FOOD (but we will talk about this separately)
What do I do with the information?
- Celebrate success – you will only know you have done it if you have tracked it
- Push harder – if you’ve managed to do 30 push-ups, you should do 31 the next day track that PB (personal best)
- Know what works for you
Once you see results you get addicted
There is so much truth in this statement give it a try and let us know how you get on!