Tuesday, April 30, 2013
At work, I make sure I track my end of the month stats. I track all sorts of metrics daily, and at the end of each month, I am easily able to see how I did. There are no excuses in numbers, no explanations allowed. Just numbers.
It allows me to track my own performance, so my reviews are not really shocking. It keeps me at the top of my game, and lets me compare my work to well, my work. I know if I'm getting better or worse, more or less efficient.
While I probably should take a similar approach to health, I don't. It's not that I want excuses. I just don't think health is as easily able to be obsessively tracked number by number. I could count and look at how many days I went over on calories or sodium, or how many days I went under on exercise. Or even just total calories in and calories out. And I won't pretend like I don't look at the lovely reports available on Sparkpeople. Fabulous reports.
But to me, its not a day by day thing. The question isn't strictly numerical. I'm focused on how I feel. Do I feel better this month than last? Absolutely. Do I have more energy? I think so. Do I feel happier? Yuppers. And with all those wishy washy feelings in check, I can take a look at the numbers. 9.5 lbs lost between March 26th and today. 2 sizes down in 2 months. And as great as I feel about the numbers, I feel even greater about the feeling.
Here's to another great month for all!