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:

 

  1. It will keep you accountable and stay on track

  1. Milestones are important, once you’ve hit your goal weight/ fat it will make you feel a sense of achievement

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Old school Pen & Paper

 

  1. Apps such as strong, fitnotes – these apps are extremely sophisticated and allow you to measure your progress daily.

  1. 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?

  • Weight
  • 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?

 

  1. Celebrate success – you will only know you have done it if you have tracked it

 

  1. Push harder – if you’ve managed to do 30 push-ups, you should do 31 the next day track that PB (personal best)

 

  1. 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!