Measure Success

After my April challenge, I decided to step it up a notch in June and commit to looking after myself health wise during winter. So, I signed up to Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation Challenge, and joined a community of like minded people determined to make amazing transformational change in their lives. Wow, what a bunch of people! So motivated and excited! I have a few of Michelle’s books and her recipes are tasty and she takes no prisoners when it comes to exercise. So, bring on the next 12 weeks!

The challenge started with a fitness test. A great opportunity to find out how long it takes me to run a single kilometre when I put my mind to it. As it turns out, 5 minutes and 14 seconds. How about that? The fitness test also included push ups, sit ups, a sit and reach and sitting against a wall for as long as I could. It got me thinking. We often set goals for ourselves, but how often do we look at where we are right now? Measuring our current state is a great way to work out how far we have come. Someone once said ‘if you can measure it you can manage it’. As it turns out, my current state of fitness is pretty good, but I can’t wait to see how I can improve once I set my mind to it over the next few months.

What can you measure right now, so that in one, two or three month’s time you can measure again and celebrate your improvement?