Why You Should Track Your Fitness Progress

Whether you’re a beginner on your fitness journey or an advanced fitness fan, it’s very important to track your progress to help you stick to your fitness plan and not get lost.

4 min read - 29 April 2021 Young woman looking at her phone after a jog in the forest Benefits of Tracking Your Fitness Progress

Regardless of your goal, whether you want to build muscle, lose weight or tighten up your body, it’s important to keep track of the steps you take towards that goal.

1) Goal setting gets easier

Massive and ultimately unrealistic goals only serve to demoralize and discourage you. But if you track your progress, you don’t waste time on a schedule that doesn't fit your body. Instead, you understand your body’s unique pace and can rearrange your fitness plan more realistically. Having your progress written down allows you to see how you’re progressing over time and also how far you still need to go. 

2) You focus on the gift of your efforts

Seeing your fitness progress step by step makes it easier for you to see the bigger picture. You realize that you’re approaching the best version of yourself. And this sense of ‘approaching your dreams’ motivates you and reminds you why you’re doing what you’re doing.

3) You feel successful

As time passes, you’ll complete your workouts in shorter times and will realize that you’re approaching your fitness goal. This will create a sense of success and control over your body, so you’ll be more focused on your next workout. When you meet a goal, don’t forget to congratulate yourself.

4) You use your time effectively

Keeping track keeps you committed to your plan. It allows you to be more efficient with your time and in your workouts. This skill can even be transferred to your other work and activities too.

How should you track your progress?

Now you know the benefits of tracking your fitness progress, let's see how you can do it. With a lot of things to track in a busy world, you’re probably using apps designed to help you stay in control.

Your fitness tracking should include some essential information like your weight loss/gain, your workout finishing time, the calories you’ve burnt, etc. As you know, your workout Kompanion offers a customized Journey that’s created according to your personal needs and fitness goals, and it also keeps your workout information in the app. Kompanion will be with you every step of the way on your unique fitness journey.
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