In yesterday’s post I discussed how your plan can sometimes fall apart, no matter how well you prepare.
I found myself snacking on random things after we returned home from Hatcher Pass yesterday afternoon, and while nothing I ate was terrible, I didn’t track macros. When I don’t track, I don’t know what I’m eating.
If we snack aimlessly, well then, we all know the result of that.
Anyway, I stepped on the scale this morning and my weight was the same as it was on Sunday morning; 175.8 LB. I’m happy with that. I figured my weight would be up a pound or two due to water retention.
My goal for this Saturday morning is to hit 174.0 LB. Two of my three cardio sessions are completed for the week, just one more to go. It’s going to be a busy week of training clients, so this session will likely be done on the treadmill. It’s not my favorite activity, but it saves a lot of time and it allows me to zone out.
I’m committed to this plan, and I have proven to myself that I can hang in there for a few days of unpredictability without moving backwards. We need these tests every now and then.
What gets measured gets monitored.
It always makes me laugh when people get upset about weighing in on the scale, tracking macros in MyFitnessPal and taking monthly progress photos.
If I want to become financially free, do you think it’s a good idea for me to aimlessly spend my money every day? Just charge up the ole’ credit card? Come on.
If you want a specific result, you must do specific things that are often a deviation from conventional behavior. Approximately 80% of Americans are debt.
Why is that? Because most people don’t track shit. They don’t create and follow a budget. They refuse to delay instant gratification.
Why is it considered responsible to track spending, but obsessive to track your macros? Anyone who tells you that monitoring your food intake is unhealthy should not be trusted. I don’t care who it is, run the other way.
It is absolutely in your best interest to understand how macronutrients impact your health and your bodyweight. How will you know if you eat randomly and don’t know what and how much you’re putting in your mouth?
If you want to actually get results instead of spinning your wheels every day, track everything.