I wear my Apple Watch daily, and it gives me a lot of great health information into my activity, heart rate, taking time to breathe, etc.
I also have a workout and exercise journal where I can track my workouts, cardio, what I eat, and my water intake for the day.
I've been tracking pretty much daily since June 1, and my thought was that if I got back into tracking then it would help me reach some fitness goals.
It's June 15 and here's what I can tell you so far:
*I've gained a half pound.
*I've only been to the gym twice.
*I've gotten cardio in on roughly half the days.
*My goal was 10,000 steps daily. I've done it once.
*I have stretched or done yoga daily.
*My water intake has been pretty consistent overall.
My goal for the month was to lose five pounds. The goal was in place, and I put all these ways of tracking my progress in place. However, I left out the most important piece.
So, as a means of reflection, I'm going to simplify.
First, I have solidified my WHY: I'm going to lose five pounds so that my clothes fit better and I have more energy.
Second, I'm ditching the majority of my tracking for the rest of the month. Instead of helping me, I discovered that it was making me feel more stressed out. And guess what I do when I'm stressed out? Yep, I eat.
Third, at the end of each day, I'm going to reflect on one thing in particular that went well for the day. I will write it as part of my 5-Minute Journal.
That's it. By simplifying, I know that I will feel better about the direction I'm heading and I will be more inclined to work harder for it because I now have a clear picture as to why I'm doing it.
More is not usually better.
Less is best.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.