The Importance of Tracking

The lack of progress, or even the perception of it, is often times the death of a fitness journey for most people. The feeling of putting in hours and hours of work and seemingly getting nothing in return is discouraging and with no accountability can lead to missed workouts and regression. What’s the solution? Tracking your progress is the solution. Often times, tracking can be cumbersome and inconvenient but there are ways that it can be done. What do you need to track? That depends onĀ  your goal but for most people it’s either weight loss or muscle gain so here’s what should be tracked for both of those goals:

  • Weight
  • Body Circumference Measurements
  • Workouts (weights, reps, etc…)
  • Progress Pictures

Tracking these 4 categories will give you ample data so that you can see where you are making progress. It may not always come in all 4 categories but as long as the majority of them are improving you will be on the right track. Remember, be sure to make sure you prioritize what you track based on your fitness goal. For example, if your goal is to look good in a swimsuit, then progress pictures will be your top tracking priority. If you are looking to get to a certain weight, then the scale will be your top tracking priority. If you are not sure what your goals or priorities are, check out the Losing Weight and Keeping it Off topic- Finding Your Why or feel free to contact me and when can go over it together!