I am feeling better than I have in years. I do not mind tracking food. Think of the routine that people with chronic disorders must go through each and every day. To avoid that, I will gladly track and it makes me smarter about my choices.
Nice! Check my signature line - I've done some research on goals. Making them concrete - with numbers attached - so they can be decisively checked off as achieved are the best. Small, modest steps makes achievement easier, and boosts motivation to make the next small, modest step. A lot of small steps will eventually get you somewhere.
I have goals with built-in tracking in my fitness log: Number of minutes done per week, and number of workouts done per week for cardio, muscle, combined, flexibility, and total. Also the number of abs workouts, number of days of exercise, and calories burned.
The body log part can have a goal for everything that can be entered: weight, bodyfat%, water%, muscle mass, bone mass, BMR, calorie intake, girth measurements of bust waist hips thigh upperarm calf, and metabolic age.
BUT goals will NEVER be achieved UNLESS progress is made towards them. That progress won't happen unless chasing them remains at the forefront of your mind to affect all the seemingly unimportant decisions you make every day - what for b'fast, stairs/lift, exercise or not, effort during exercise, late night snack, .....
Saw a signature line once that I love: Being overweight & unhealthy is hard. Getting fit and healthy is hard. Choose your hard.
"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X
Who tries to put together a puzzle without seeing a picture of the finished product? Who shoots an arrow without knowing exactly where they want it to hit? Your goals--particularly your health and family goals--are likely more important to you than puzzles and archery. So why trust them to luck or a fuzzy idea of what success is? If you can clearly state and see what your vision is, you're well on your way to seeing it come to life. From the beginning, world leaders with a strong, clear vision have been able to energize people with the possibility of greatness. In the same way, a vision can motivate you and keep you fired up. Instead of stumbling around, hoping to reach your goals, you'll know success when you see it, and know what needs to be done to get there. The clearer your vision, the more targeted your plan will be. What do you see?
A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck with it!
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