Week 5 Shape Up Challenge

We are a Scoreboard driven society. Winning matters and getting an edge makes a difference.

This week’s challenge:

Create a set of numbers in your fitness quest that help you keep score; keep you accountable.

What should those numbers be?

  1. Daily allotment of calories
  2. Your daily macros (protein, carbs, fat)
  3. Your scale weight
  4. Fitness Performance Metrics

The first two numbers will keep you accountable to your daily quotient, allowing you to stay true to your allotted macronutrients.  The scale weight will help you determine a pattern from week to week of whether or not you are on the right track with your food and/or exercise.

The last number also tells a story.  Perhaps this may be a log of km’s walked or a weight training log showing your progression in various key exercises.

By “Keeping score”, and using these key metrics in conjunction with each other, you will be able to pinpoint where things are going well as well as where there may be deficiencies.

Just as a team refers to a scoreboard to get back into a game, or ease up on the contact to avoid fouls, etc, your scoreboard helps you move towards your goal.

“But I don’t want to keep track of these numbers” you say? Then you are not in the game. You can’t efficiently play to win.  Are there people who are winning without regard to the scoreboard? (Staying fit and healthy) Yes, of course, but those people are the exception rather than the norm.

Take the Challenge….Play the game with the score in mind and watch your progress soar.

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