Recently, I’ve put on some weight. Admittedly, it has a whole lot to do with my lack of work outs. I had to dump my gym that has the spin classes I love (budget cuts are a real bitch). The change in my routine led to pretty much no routine at all, hence the weight gain.
So, I pull up my big girl panties and decide it’s time to get back to basics and get this weight off and get back in the shape I know I can be in. I start thinking, “Okay, eat healthier. Eat less (a LOT less – step away from the strawberry pop tarts). Work out more.” But what else? I know I had little tricks up my sleeve that I used to drop the pounds. I parked at the back of every parking lot so I had to walk to my destination.
Then I started drawing a blank. What other little nuggets did I do that worked so perfectly? Dammit! I can’t remember.
I attended a business seminar this week. It was of the motivational variety (and it totally kicked ass, by the way). He said that when things are going well, document what you are doing. Down to every.single.detail.
- What time did you wake up?
- What did you eat for breakfast?
- What was your workout?
- When did you workout?
- How did you feel?
- How did you deal with set backs?
The same goes for when things are going poorly. What did you do? Compare the two. What works and what doesn’t? You will only know if you keep track of it. This applies to success in anything! Winners keep score. And dammit, we’re winners!!!! Time to start tracking and get to our goals.