How many times have you set a goal, and even put a time-frame on it, but failed to meet your goal?
When you look back on it, how did your track your progress? Or did you track it at all?
It seems to me that there is a key to meeting goals and that is keeping track of your progress.
When I am working on staying on track with my food and even trying to shed a few pounds, I do much better when I actually log in to My Fitness Pal after every meal and put in my food. And that means that I am measuring and weighing out portions so I can log accurately, too. It is also good for me to get on the scale almost every day to keep track of where I am. I know that can be discouraging for some people, but it works for me.
When I am working on a specific training goal, I do best when I log in to Daily Mile every day and log my workouts.
It isn’t always easy to put in food that I am not proud of having eaten. It is hard to put in those workouts where I was slower than I wanted to be. But it is important for me to keep track of where I am, in relation to where I am going. Then, when I have a bad food day or a bad workout, I can look back over where I have come from and have motivation to keep moving forward.
I encourage you to find a way to keep track of your progress for the goals that you set for yourself. It will help you bring your goal to completion!