Yesterday I asked you how you tracked your progress, and I got some awesome answers. Thanks to everyone that responded - you're the real MVPs.
Lots of apps, some physical notebooks (the hardcore crew), and a few of you that don't track anything or try to take mental notes.
I think the most thorough was Nicole that tracks "Apple watch data, inbody scans and weigh-ins, a workout journal (physical book) (to make sure I'm implementing progressive overload), and a food diary (app called cronometer)." which is awesome - so I wanted to put it in the email just to show it off.
But if you're not even tracking your workouts at all right now, you're missing out on a ton of benefits.
Here are 3 reasons you HAVE to track your workouts:
First, it helps you to stay motivated. When you see yourself getting stronger and better at your workouts - it makes you want to keep coming to the gym. It makes the whole process a game that's so much more fun... because you're winning.
Second, it helps you to acknowledge your progress and see how far you've come. It helps you focus on the progress you've made, rather than how far you are from your goal.
Third, tracking your progress helps you to see areas that need work. Any flaws in your plan will show up in your gym logbook.
But those are just scratching the surface. To illuminate all of the benefits that you get from having successful workouts would take all day.. because it would transfer over into other areas of your life.
If you don't track your progress because you don't understand how to track your progress, what's important, or how to use it to your benefit - I totally get it. It's easier than you would think and honestly you can't screw it up too badly. Something - anything - is better than nothing if done consistently.
And over time you'd develop your own system - but in the next few emails I'll detail out my system for you, so you have somewhere to start.
Hope that helps,
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