Body Transformation Success Tip 5 of 10 – (If You Have Specific Goals – Measure Them)
So it’s easy to convince yourself that you are making no progress at all. And it is even easier if you don’t have a good way of measuring the results of your efforts. You’ll have no idea whether a program is working for you unless you measure the important variables and keep track of what’s happening.
At Fitness with Daisy, there are several different variables that we recommend measuring. We will tweak your personalized plan depending on these measurements.
Here are some of the measurements I recommend we keep:
1) Body composition (body weight, body fat percentage, lean body mass).
2) Body part girths (thigh, waist, upper arm, etc.).
3) Athletic performance measures (strength, speed, power, endurance, etc.).
4) Blood variables (cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.).
Although you can measure as little or as much as you like, I encourage you to consider the idea of tracking key measurement variables.
Doing so will help you in three distinct ways:
1) It will help you see where progress is happening, it it’s happening.
2) It will help you decide whether or not you should keep going as planned or whether changes are in order.
3) It will help you stay in the driver’s seat with respect to your body.
Staying in the driver’s seat is the most important. After all, if you get a measurement back and it has moved in the right direction, you will likely be very happy and feel in control of things. Good news.
And if you get a measurement back and it has moved in the wrong direction, that is good news too!
That sounds counterintuitive, but look at it this way: if you get a measurement back and it has gone in the wrong direction, you have just received valuable feedback about what HASN’T worked. Now you can change your approach and try something else. Even a “bad measurement” produces something good. That’s the scientific method in action!
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