I pull out my interval timer and my agenda book. And in that book is a record of every workout I do. Even if it’s a rest day, I write it down “rest day” in the book. A lot of it comes out looking like chicken scratch (scribbling down numbers in the few seconds in-between intervals), but it’s my own form of fitness hieroglyphics to help me stay accountable.
What do all those cryptic numbers and letters mean?
SR = Speed Rope
BPU = Burpee Push-ups
On this day I did 4 rounds of speed rope for a total of 14 minutes. I set my interval timer for 40/20, meaning 40 seconds of speed rope, plus 20 seconds of high knee jogs in each round. And if you add up all those BPU numbers, it equates to a total of 105 Burpee Push-Ups. Yeah. I did that many. Almost quit on that 75th push up. Had to keep it mentally strong to the end.
You don’t get in life what you deserve. You get in life what you make of it. ~ Shark Tank
Get yourself a cheap agenda book and start logging your workouts. You’ll be able to see what you’ve done, track your consistency (or lack thereof), gauge your progress, and determine when it’s time to take things up a few notches. The workout log does not lie. It’s documented proof of what your making of yourself. Fitness does not come to those who deserve it. It comes to those who make it happen.