Today I received some wonderful inspiration from this article by trainer Frank Forencich at Exuberant Animal:
“Help for the Metrically Obsessed”
It really brought home the realization (which I’ve had before and will likely need to have again) that the measure of success of a fitness activity is not measured in pounds. Sure, our doctors can and should track things like our metabolic markers, blood pressure and the like. But Frank’s article brings us back to earth about what is really important in our day-to-day life. From the article:
By working together, we can create a composite metric that we can log into a spreadsheet and upload into a data base and then get down to some serious, laborious number-crunching. We can work some formulas and write an iPhone app that will help us keep the whole thing on tap for instant reference and comparisons.
Or, we could just go outside and move our bodies. It worked before and it can work again.
How do YOU measure success? I’d love to hear about it in Comments.
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