This morning as I updated one of my clients achievements it got me thinking about how to stay motivated and how to keep going strong month in and month out. Since starting my career as a trainer i've always preached about and been a BIG believer in tracking your progress. Not only does doing this keep you focused on what you can keep working to improve but it gives substantial evidence to note whether or not what your doing for your exercise program is working to help move you forward. For my clients we keep on a strict schedule of re-recording our progress every 4 weeks. I believe in this timeline mostly because it keeps the results fresh in our minds and allows us to keep our nutrition on track (talk more on how and why in the future, stay tuned). My best advice to you today would be to start recording your progress immediately if you're not already doing so. Try including a few things such as; a 1 mile run, how many push-ups or sit-ups you can do in 1 min, maybe even how many of something you can do all together without stopping. Make sure that you at least get a picture and some tape measurments so that you can show your eyes the evidence. We all know that our biggest critic is ourselfs so make sure that you SEE the difference.
Until next time,