They say that assumptions are the mother of all f*ck ups... So stop assuming that you’re making progress, and start ensuring that you are. Here are 4 things you should definitely be tracking and monitoring if you want to make significant improvements to your body.
🎯 Your sessions with a logbook 📝
👉🏼 Because - not only does it provide you with black and white evidence that you’re progressing, it also keeps you accountable on the days you might not be feeling it. More weight and more volume will over time equate to more muscle, and higher intensity will equate to a higher rate of fat loss.
🎯 Your calories with MyFitnessPal 🍽
👉🏼 Because - guesstimating doesn’t work. Tracking your calories is the only way to ensure that you’re consistently accurate and are eating appropriately for your goals. It also allows you to make necessary adjustments when eating out and is a great educational tool.
🎯 Your weight with digital scales ⚖️
👉🏼 Because - weight changes are a good indication of whether or not you’re moving in the right direction, and digital scales will be more accurate. Your scale weight is a key determining factor of your energy requirements, which is important to know in order to eat appropriately for your goal.
🎯 Your body composition with photos 📸
👉🏼 Because - ultimately, the majority of you will train primarily to look better. The scales are a necessary tool but don’t always tell the full story, pictures however, don’t lie. Assess your photos when making adjustments to your training and nutrition and look back on them for encouragement as you progress through your journey.
“If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the 'right' thing to happen, you might wait for a long time.
It's like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles 🚦 before starting the trip”