This epiphany has led me to two responses:
- This won't do.
- I need to get back on track.
Even though we are packing up and preparing for a move, I can commit to maintaining enough open floor space to work out at home. Right now my time is very much my own so I need to take advantage of that.
My ace in the hole though, is documentation.
When I lost that first twenty pounds, I eased up on my documentation routine. I think that was a mistake because not writing down my workouts and not writing down what I have been eating has made me less accountable to myself.
Documentation is essential, even if it is documentation of only one thing. There is quite a bit of writing about tracking calories, food, carbs, or whatever out there on the internets, but my favorite article on the subject by far is How to Properly Track Progress over at Nerd Fitness.
I created a simple spreadsheet in Google Docs to track all of my numbers.
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I am getting back on the wagon with tracking my activity. Looking through my numbers and seeing the progress trend has made me wonder about where I am now and anxious to get back on the path towards a healthier, fuller life.