Creating and sticking to a consistent workout routine is no doubt the best way to get into better shape and become a more active, healthy person, but, this is much easier said than done. Many people, especially beginners, have difficulty committing to a routine. So, many people ultimately end up quitting because it’s easier than pushing through.
If you’re having trouble staying committed to accomplishing your goals, tracking your workouts and progress can be the answer to helping you start holding yourself accountable in the gym and make sure you follow through with your fitness plans.
Science shows that you’re much more likely to consistently work out if you track your progress. Having specific numeral goals gives you a clear path from your starting point to your end goal. Being able to watch yourself keep up with these goals – and even surpass them – will show you just how much you’re capable of, and the fear of falling short will keep you committed to following through.
Being able to look back at the small milestones you achieved – that you once thought were impossible – will show you just how far you’ve come, and will give you a greater sense of purpose for achieving your long-term goals.