Track To Improve

I had a fantastic conversation with a client last week which involved discussing her new daily tracking tool we’ve implemented. ⁣ ⁣ It’s nothing fancy. It’s simply taking a daily recording of things that we feel are going to move the needle for her health & fitness goals. ⁣ ⁣ The things you monitor will of course be specific to your situation but here are some examples of things that may be worth taking note of: ⁣ ⁣ - Steps (daily / weekly target) ⁣ - Calories (daily / weekly target) ⁣ - Sleep (daily rise and bed times / quality) ⁣ - Vegetable intake (daily target) ⁣ - Protein intake (daily target) ⁣ - Water intake (daily target) ⁣ - Take away (weekly target) ⁣ - Alcohol consumption (daily / weekly target) ⁣ - Training sessions (weekly target) ⁣ ⁣ Other factors that may be specific to you may include coffee intake for the caffeine heads or soft drinks and chocolate for the sweet tooth’s. ⁣ ⁣ Of course you don’t need to meticulously track every single thing you do. Try pick out a handful of key areas you think you could improve and track them consistently. ⁣ ⁣ What was most pleasing to me was the mental state this put her in every day. Ticking off little goals like this all week long can go a long way to keeping you on track. ⁣ ⁣ Recording your efforts is like ticking off things on a to do list. It makes you feel good when you finally clean your car. You get a sense of accomplishment when you sit down and do the paperwork that’s been sitting there. Likewise, seeing your step count surpass your target is empowering. Knowing you’ve got calories in the bank so you can have the dinner you’re craving is motivating. ⁣ ⁣ You will only improve the things that you are keeping track of. Set some measurable targets in place; track at the end of the day / week; be consistent for a period of time; enjoy your progress. ⁣