This might seem painfully obvious to some of you.
Adam stopping by again…
I got an Apple Watch for Christmas.
I committed to 10k steps daily for 100 consecutive days.
I made it to 104 days before ending the streak.
I was tracking my weight loss.
As I had a suspicion that walking 10k steps was the secret to shedding the 10-12 lbs that was no longer welcome on my body.
I quickly lost weight.
However, on February 21st, I woke up and decided to quit vaping, cold turkey.
Something I’d been doing for the last 4ish years.
I’ve hit a vape once since then, when a friend was in town in early April.
I noticed I started eating more.
I put back on the weight.
And then some.
My buddy Conrad texted me last week that he started this 21 day weight loss challenge.
I missed the cutoff, but he shared the app he uses to track his meals/macros.
I downloaded the app last Tuesday.
I’ve been tracking every piece of food I put in my mouth (it’s so much easier than it sounds).
Last Tuesday, I weighed 189.0 lbs (fucking gross, I know)
Today, I clocked in at 185.4.
Down 3.6 lbs in 8 days.
What do you know…
When you track what you put in your body…it makes a difference!
Here’s the thing…
I really haven’t given up much.
On Saturday, I went to my favorite Mexican restaurant in Vegas and got a California Burrito.
The restaurant was next to Crumbl, a mouth-watering, cookie place. I describe the cookies as “orgasmic” 😜
I had “room for calories” and got myself a cookie, too.
On Sunday, I had dinner with my folks, where I ate a quesadilla and two pieces of pizza.
I was able to eat those things, as I planned ahead.
I skip breakfast as I fast for 17 hours.
I had a light lunch.
Why do I share this?
I yap about this often, but even I forget.
You can’t improve what you don’t measure.
This doesn’t just apply to slashing unwanted weight, but works with business, fitness, relationships, sales, finances, investing and improving any skill.
I have spreadsheets to track my YouTube stats, Facebook ads performance & daily leads/sales.
I print out my “Weekly Action Plan” on Mondays and track how I do with an ink pen.
I track if the kids and I go to the park.
I track the days I read them a bedtime story.
I track if I read, meditate, and journal daily.
I track if I drink a green smoothie daily.
I track if I get 30 minutes of sunlight a day.
If you’re not measuring what you’re doing, how do you know if you’re improving?
You don’t have to take it to the extreme like I do, but recommend you start tracking if you’re not doing so already.
This is a giant reminder to start tracking the areas you’re looking to improve.
When you’re ready, here are a few ways I can help you….