Many times people that are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle are those that don’t have goals and accountability. With these two key components in place, you need to implement the third key step for permanent change and healthy lifestyle.
The third essential component is record keeping. Record keeping helps you see progress. You can compare today with last week or last month or last year. Record keeping will give you input to make changes that will contribute to future success.
What should you include in record keeping? Using a sheet of binder paper, or a calendar, a chart, or a notebook; you can record your accomplishments and changes. You should have the categories for fitness/exercise and nutrition. Record what you are doing for exercise (type, time, effort, where, and with whom).
In recording your body changes, include measurement in inches for (neck, chest, waist, thighs, and arms. Also note changes in dress sizes and pants sizes. You can also include your weight, but inches are a better form of measurement. Weight can fluctuate with water gains and loss, adding of muscle and a women’s menstrual cycle. For nutrition, record nutritional changes and the consumption of danger foods.
Keep track of your goals. Writing it down can be a reward. Or it can remind you that you are not focusing on your goals. Your accountability person or group can look at your record keeping to get a good idea of your progress and the areas you need to improve.
For a lifelong Healthy Lifestyle and a healthier and longer life you can follow these 3 Wellness Solutions. Then as you change your life permanently, look for others to encourage and support.