This is kind of a piggy back of the blog entry If It Can Be Measured, It Can Be Fixed. In that post, I talked about documenting food choices and workout routines. Well as fate would have it, I have a chance to give you part two of that. What do you do with that information? Well, last week I gained 0.8 lbs. So I have two options I can pout or I can look at the journals and look for places to tweak. Guess which choice I made. Wasn’t even a hard decision.
Having the food and exercise journals makes all the difference. The information contained within them is invaluable to losing weight. The ability to review what you’ve done (and the results it created) makes adjustments more efficient and decreases the time it takes to get back on track.
What you’ll find on the road to success is three stages… Try, Fail, and Adjust. What I did for a while was Try, Fail, Get Frustrated and Quit. The adjustment part was nearly impossible because I didn’t have good information to base my adjustments.
Well at this point of the “fail” stage, I have weeks and months of information I can review. (Failure isn’t a bad thing by the way. As long as your failure isn’t final, you’re fine.) This week I’ll be doing just that. I’m going to adjust and try. And if that doesn’t work. I’ll Try, Fail and Adjust again.
That’s what it’s all about with success in any endeavor really. Try it. If you fail, adjust. Following that cycle will eventually get you to where you want to be.