Peek Inside My Mind (if you dare)

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Track Fat Loss

I am a tracking junkie.

I have methods of tracking workouts, eating habits and alcohol.  You name it I have tracked it. (probably)

I have a rule I call the 51% rule for fat loss.  You may have heard me talk about it before.

If not you can read all about it  –> The 51% Rule for Fat Loss

 

On my google calendar each day I track my workouts among other things.  Check it out:

fat loss stamford

 

This week I tweaked my back during my workout on Monday so I decided to play it safe and take the rest of the week off to recover.

Looking at my calendar this morning I realized I have only done 96 workouts for the year so far.  That seemed really low.  Actually, my lowest in over 100 years.  I’m really old.

This is mainly due to a surgery I had in January which came with 3 months of recovery and no exercise.

Anywayyyyy, cry me a river Paul.  Point is, I made up the 51% rule and I’ll be damned if I am not going to live up to it myself, so here is how this all plays out.

Point is, I made up the 51% rule and I’ll be damned if I am not going to live up to it myself, so here is how this all plays out.

In case you are wondering THIS stuff motivates me.  So if that is your issue then try it for yourself.

 

THE MATH

As of today (Sept 15th)  I have done 96 workouts in 2017.

The 51% rule means I need 183 workouts completed per year minimum.

That means I have 87 more workouts to go.  183 (the goal)–96 (completed workouts)  = 87 workouts left

There are 107 days left in the year.

That means I must workout 87 days out of the next 107 day.

Said another way I can ONLY skip 20 more days of non-working out. (gulp)

Looked at another another way 😉 ( I know I wrote 2 anothers)  Grammar isn’t my thing, fat loss is.

I digress.

There are 15 weeks left in the year.

87(workouts) / divided by 15(weeks) = 5.8

That means I should do 5.8 workouts each week to hit my goal of 87 more workouts for the rest of the year.

So, what does this all boil down to?

I must workout 6 days per week for 14 weeks and I can do 5 workouts in just one week.

I know exactly what I need to do and I like that.

Too insane for you?

Here is the deal.  Start small.

Just start tracking your workouts on your calendar like I do.  Nice and simple.  You don’t have to DO anything with it just yet.

Once you have enough data you can DO.

For now, just track.

 

Bottom Line:

Without this data, I would definitely not be reinvigorated with motivation for this new goal that I have for myself.  It’s little wins with quantifiable goals that make me motivated and I believe will help motivate you as well.

Try it.

Let me know how it goes.

 

-Professor Paul

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  • paul
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    Just hit wrkt #100 on 9/21:)

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