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I have spent a good amount of time reviewing my log for the past year and reading my comments. I discovered I have become a bit lazier in my logging recently and that was never intentional. For example, months ago I documented a low sleep night due to my darling daughter waking up a lot. I have had "bad" nights since, but they are not documented. And yes, sleep is vital.
I discovered I noted goals over time...to be more fit for example....but never once did I mention what my reward would be if I achieved the goal. I didn't even define what I meant specifically for the goal or if I achieved it. How silly of me, a person who does know how to set SMART goals in the work environment. I know goals need to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. And we all know, people like to be rewarded, or at least acknowledged, for their successes, right? So why have I been such a bad employer for my own body?
Well, things are going to change starting today. I am going to set SMART goals for myself and I am going to reward myself for my successes, small and large. And I challenge you to do the same...To become a better employer of your own body.
If I didn't have my past log and if I didn't use it (although poorly at times) I would have remained down about my current 21.5 BMI. But hey, upon review I have discovered that is down from 22.5 at the beginning of the year. I am getting fitter! I just need to develop the proper metrics to measure, and I really am not a fan of body weight being a true measurement of fitness.
How do you define fitness?
What goals do you set for yourself? Are they SMART? Do you acknowledge yourself for your successes?