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What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

As an MBA student, I quickly learnt the adage - "What gets measured gets managed" which essentially means that if you're not tracking your progress, you have no idea if you are headed in the correct direction. Would you head out in unfamiliar territory without a GPS? Would you go on a sea voyage without a compass?

So you could be doing everything you need to do - you're eating right - you're exercising right - you've fought all those cravings for chips and ice-cream - ...
As an MBA student, I quickly learnt the adage - "What gets measured gets managed" which essentially means that if you're not tracking your progress, you have no idea if you are headed in the correct direction. Would you head out in unfamiliar territory without a GPS? Would you go on a sea voyage without a compass?

So you could be doing everything you need to do - you're eating right - you're exercising right - you've fought all those cravings for chips and ice-cream - congratulations!

But are you seeing results? Depending on what mode you're in (gaining muscle or cutting fat) you should have either gained some lean body mass (LBM) or lost some fat. If neither of those values have changed, then essentially you are at the same point you were last week. In other words, all that work you put in last week may just have been wasted. Now suppose you continue doing what you did last week, this week - it might potentially be another wasted week.

How do we fix that? How do we know if we've made progress?

Read my blog to find out more. Check out the post entitled "Tracking the Effects of your Training & Nutrition"

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Member Since: 1/31/2009

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My Goals:
I will get my six-pack this summer for the first time in my life at 30! There I said it and I expect you to hold me to it!

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I'm using the TNT Diet. Also read "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" - quite possibly the best book on the subject matter.

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I live and work in Atlanta, GA

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C.CHARLES
10/27/2010 1:30:25 PM

Hi Molly,

I'm not a doctor or medical professional so since you are diabetic, it's best to check with a professional before you embark on any drastic cycling program. Managing insulin's effect on your fat storage might likely be tricky - but your health and well-being always takes precedence.



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MOTIVATEDMB
10/27/2010 7:02:13 AM

Hey there. Quick question for you in regards to your Carb Cycling 101 blog on carb cycling team, as a type 1 diabetic how doable is this for me? I have been doing the 3:1 cycling for about a week and half, but was not really doing it correctly. Now that I have read your blog I see the difference and did not realize there was a no carb day. THere are times I have to have carbs if my blood sugar gets on the low side. So would this cycle eating be totally counteractive for me to go ahead with? Does that make sense?
Thanks Molly



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TWICETHEMAN
4/8/2010 12:32:22 PM

hope that six pack of yours is ready for the summer, keep at it!



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_FITMAMA
1/27/2010 12:27:41 PM

Hi! I came across an old post of yours on joining the BFFM Inner Circle group. I was wondering what your thoughts were on it as I am thinking about joining.
Thanks!
Mary





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PRESIDENTSWIFE
1/17/2010 11:47:04 PM

Thanks for all the information on the carb cycling team. Wasnt for me, but still very generous of you to explain the premise and educate anyone interested. :0) Lots of luck to you on continuing your journey

Lori Anne emoticon



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