It may seem a little bit OCD, but I track everything related to my wods and my diet, and I mean everything!
It’s like anything else in your life. How do you know where you’ve gotten to if you don’t know where you started?
Perfect example is today’s wod
80 pushups (chest to deck)
Which in my mind I went ‘fuck”! I really wanted sub 20, but then I went back in my log and found my previous time, 29:55. Holy crap, in just a few months I dropped 8:41!!!
Had I not had my previous time I wouldn’t have ever known that I CRUSHED my previous time.
So what exactly do I track?
Everything I eat. Litterally, anything I put in my mouth I write it down.
Every warmup, wod and cooldown
Why it works?
1. You can go back and redo a wod and test yourself.
Did you do it faster?
Did you do it with more weight?
2. You will start seeing trends in how/when/why you eat
‘If I eat that (insert food), I’ll have to write it down.’ (so you wont)
‘what time do I eat?’ (are you eating too often/not often enough?)
‘what am I eating?’ (my theory…shit in, shit out. Your wods will suffer or thrive on the food you eat)
‘why am I eating?” ( many people find that they eat to fill something like boredom, stress, anger, sadness)
Try it for a week. You’ll be amazed how much you can learn from it. One of our memebers realized that he was eating a bag of m&m’s a day. He just snacked on them all day not realizing how many he was eating.