Treat yourself as a business

What gets tracked, gets measured.

What gets measured, gets tracked.

This is a bit of a famous business saying and I have no idea who said it.

But its important because it works.

A business can’t aimlessly hope to make money, and not keep an eye on the expenses going out.

This would be a disaster for the business.

It would be either not moving forwards, or mostly likely, failing.

Because it needs the money coming in (income) to be higher than the expenses (outgoings) for it be a success.

Your body is no different.

You have expenses and incomings.

Unlike a business though, you want to keeping income under control and expenses high.

Your incoming isn’t money – its food.

Your expenses aren’t wages & rent – its energy expended through movement and exercise.

If you want to achieve your goal, you are going to have to have some points to measure.

You only actually need to monitor 3 figures.

And these 3 figures most people don’t even bother with, missing out on so much progress.

And they really don’t take that much effort.

  1. Bodyweight

I understand that its touchy subject for some, but you must be aware of it.

Record the number on the scales.

It doesn’t have to be every day, could be every few days, or once a week, fortnightly etc

Just keep an eye on it.

Weigh yourself under the same conditions.

In the morning, after the loo & before consuming any liquid or food.

  1. Calories

Download Myfitnesspal and log what you eat, its free and easy to use – takes no more than 5 mins each day.

Whether you are trying to lose weight – you need to make sure you are in a calorie deficit.

Or trying to gain weight and size you need – you need to make sure you eat more calories than you burn.

  1. Steps

So many gadgets track your steps now.

Phones, fit bits, apple watches, even rings and bands.

Just get your average of about 10k in each day.

Great for your health and cardiovascular system, and it can create a bigger calorie deficit if you are trying to lose weight.

That’s your 3 simple figures that you should really put in a bit of energy and focus.

Stick with it and don’t just half-heartedly do it because it won’t work.

They don’t take up any of your time really.

But the rewards will be so great.

Once you get in the habit of doing them, you’ll never stop.

Because you’ve now seen how simple it was all along.

You balanced the books!

Ryan

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