Sweat equity and a discussion of tracking fitness and food.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
I've accomplished 1 coat of primer and 1 finish paint in 2 days on my sunroom exterior. I've worked out! Step up on the stool, step down. Bend, twist. Oh, and the heat!
The first day was nice; hot but dry. Yesterday was hot and muggy. Even my shorts were soaked in sweat. I drank lots of water and took breaks in the air conditioning.
I've one more coat to apply but considering the heat wave approaching I may be waiting several weeks.
I've recently listened to an NPR segment on a study of fitness trackers. Read for yourself:
One of the researches brings up that these devices work when people are already dedicated to using a fitness tracker. There are some who swear by one but they are the type to get out and run/walk those miles daily. I've seen plenty of people who bypass that vibrating reminder to get up and move.
Yep. I'd say it's the same for food tracking.
I do both. My step tracker is in my phone but I use it to record my day, not motivate me. I evaluate my results and try to adjust my future days to include more exercise. It works for me. The same with the food tracker. I don't pre-fill my meals. I enter them as I eat, including my bad choices, and evaluate the day.
It's kept me from regaining but not really losing more. When I've lost it's been a mindset, not entries in a tracker.
More for me to ponder!