Why I Track My Workouts
When it comes to working out in the traditional sense, I've never been able to stick to a routine. I'm talking about lifting weights or aerobic fitness routines you might do in a gym or at home. I might try a routine, I might even do it for an entire week, but I always bail for one reason: it's not enjoyable.
Since I got serious about keeping fit, I've learned to stick to scheduled workouts I actually enjoy. In addition to sports like baseball, hockey and volleyball, these activities are:
For a solid 10 months I swam a kilometre a day every weekday. Recently, I've swapped the pool for the bike. I track all of it, every ride, every swim and every long walk, using MapMyRun. Here's what August 2013 looks like.
Why do I track each workout? I do it for two reasons:
- It's fun
- I like to compete against myself
When I tackle a defined route, I'll compare my split times to the last time I rode it. I aim to kick my own ass.
Do you track your workouts?
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