Resolutions, or goal setting? What do you prefer?
Everywhere come January 1st, thousands of people everywhere will begin working on the “resolutions” they set the night before (or sometimes before that) I don’t really enjoy the word “resolutions.” It just feels negative to me. Instead I prefer the term “goal setting,” because that is what I am doing!
There isn’t a week, month, or year that goes by where I am not working towards some sort of goal. Some of the goals are fitness related, some are work related, and some are family related. Some are short term (such as painting a room or sewing a top) while others are long term over several years. What ever my goals may be, I like to track them in various ways. Today I will share a few of the ways I do this….
Hard cover planner, and iPhone notifications….
I prefer to use a 12 to 24 month hard cover planner to schedule all of my projects and goals. I have tried just using my phone and iPad for this, but I don’t like it at all. I like to physically write my plan out. I only use my phone as a backup to alert me of what is coming. In my planner I write out details and notes.
I have purchased several planners in the past such as this one, and this one specifically for blogging, but after using these, I have found that this is the one I prefer. I like my planner to be sturdy, concise, and cleanly organized.
Tracking my fitness….
When it comes to my fitness tracking I use two different things. One is the MyFitnessPal app, and the other is my workout log. My workout log is just a binder with my daily workouts printed out. In these logs you can write how much weight and how many reps you used with each set. By tracking this over time, you can easily see how you have gained strength and endurance.
I also record my measurements and current body fat before and after each new workout cycle. I will also print out progress shots that I take with my iPhone and paste them in. Taking measurements and progress photos are the best method of visually seeing your fitness progress. The scale can be tricky because your weight will fluctuate on a daily basis, and over the course of a day! You can look at your measurements and photos for a realistic view of what is really going on.
In the MyFitnessPal app they have a feature where you can keep your progress photos, but I don’t use that. I only use it to track my macronutrients to make sure I am getting what I need each day.
What are your goals for the coming year? What is your preferred method of tracking your progress? Do you plan on joining us in our fitness quest this year? Show your support and leave a comment below.
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