4 Easy Ways to Track Fitness Progress

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Check out that weight loss, those pants are huge on them!

Why Track your Progress?

Whenever you’re making a change, especially starting a new healthy lifestyle, it’s a great idea to track your progress. Tracking is an easy way to quantify your changes, and see what kind of difference it is making on your life. Keeping track of the impact of exercise allows you to see how well you’re doing and helps boost your motivation to push through and continue your new habits. In combination with Effective Goal Setting, you can easily know how far you are in your journey to reaching your goals, and it can help you to set new goals to keep your change going.

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How to Start Tracking Exercise and Stop Fitness Frustration

People in the fitness world love to track. We track our progress, our food, and of course our workouts. And it’s all for good reason.

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Using Fitocracy to track my workouts

Why Track Workouts?

People in the fitness world love to track. We track our progress, our food, and of course our workouts. And it’s all for good reason: keeping a record of everything, at least for a short period of time, can be extremely helpful to your overall fitness program. While you may not want to add another thing on your list of things to do when you’re just getting started, by keeping a record of your exercise history you can be more aware of exactly what you’re doing and what effect your routine is having on your body and mind.

Together with good goal setting and progress tracking, Exercise Tracking can help provide a full picture of your fitness path and help with assessment. Using these as guides is helpful to figure out what parts of your program are working, which ones are not, and how to progress further. Also, if you’re ever feeling frustrated with your progress, looking back at your tracking systems can be a great way to boost motivation, letting you easily see the improvements and changes you’ve made over time, and be inspired to continue.

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How to Set Fitness Goals You Will Actually Reach

In Soccer games, and Casey Neistat & Nike videos, “without a goal, you can’t score.” Your fitness routine and the sport of futbol both have this in common.

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My first real race, the B.A.A. 10K

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In soccer games, and Casey NeistatNike videos, “without a goal, you can’t score.” Your fitness routine and the sport of futbol both have this in common. You can’t hit a target that doesn’t exist, and you can’t achieve the results you want from your workout if you don’t know what it is that you want. Once you’ve found your motivation and taken your first steps, taking the time to establish your fitness goals will save you time and energy, as well as make your fitness journey a lot more rewarding.

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Getting and staying fit is hard. There are so many exercises in the world, it’s hard to know which ones are right for you, and finding the time to workout consistently is difficult in our busy lives.

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24 Hours in a Clock: How and Why I Switched to 24 Hour Time

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24 Hour Time:

Despite its lack of adoption in the United States and several other countries, 24 hour time has become the world standard for telling time. In the 24 hour system, unlike its 12 hour counterpart, there is no AM or PM designating morning or evening.  Instead, there is just each hour of the day, from 0 to 24, and its corresponding minutes.

After some thought, (yes, I think about minutia such as the most efficient and effective way to tell time) I decided to wholly switch over to 24 hour time. Here’s why and how I did it.

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Inbox (Nearly) Zero

I was first introduced to the concept of Inbox Zero by watching the above video of Merlin Mann speaking at Google.

Before, I had never really thought about email. Sure, I used Gmail every day, in fact many times a day, but I didn’t think about how I used it. I, probably like many of you, was guilty of everything Merlin spoke about in the video. I had three email accounts, each open in separate tabs, which I constantly flipped through and checked every five minutes, no matter what I was doing. Even worse, I had no idea what I even had in any of my three inboxes. I wasted too much time scrolling through thousands of emails and information I no longer needed, just to find that one email or small detail that I was looking for.

I never thought of it as a problem, because I simply never thought of it. But as soon as I saw the video, I knew that I needed a change.

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I was first introduced to the concept of Inbox Zero by watching the above video of Merlin Mann speaking at Google.

It’s an hour-long video, so watch it only when you have the time. Otherwise, read some of his articles on his website. It’s a great video that sparked me to come up with my own system that worked for me. The beginning is an intro and the end is some great Q&A. For the real 22-minute long meat of the video, jump to 10:21 and watch until 32:27.

Before, I had never really thought about email. Sure, I used Gmail every day, in fact many times a day, but I didn’t think about how I used it. I, probably like many of you, was guilty of everything Merlin spoke about in the video. I had three email accounts, each open in separate tabs, which I constantly flipped through and checked every five minutes, no matter what I was doing. Even worse, I had no idea what I even had in any of my three inboxes. I wasted too much time scrolling through thousands of emails and information I no longer needed, just to find that one email or small detail that I was looking for.

I never thought of it as a problem, because I simply never thought of it. But as soon as I saw the video, I knew that I needed a change. Continue reading “Inbox (Nearly) Zero”