Tool for Accountability

For the next twelve weeks (starting this coming Sunday) I’m using Fitbook to hold myself accountable to my fitness and nutrition goals. Writing it down, and having visual indicators for my success, have worked for me in the past. I’m moving away from tracking on the computer (though I remain a fan of SparkPeople) since it has gotten to be too much of a hassle to be so very dead-on specific with every little thing.

So instead of tracking at a 100-foot level, I’m going to use Fitbook to track at a 1,000 foot level. Food items, but not precise calorie counts. Workouts, but not exact calories burned. Overall goals broken down into weekly progress checks. It’s big enough to have room for all the tracking items that are important to me, but small enough to be portable and fit into my purse. At first impression, it seems to be a handy little book.

We shall see if it effects my motivation and discipline in any way. If it does, it’s worth its weight in gold. If it doesn’t, well, I’ll keep on keepin’ on. Hopefully I’ll kick myself in the ass hard enough to see some sort of improvement by Christmas.

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3 Responses to Tool for Accountability

  1. Oregon Sunshine says:

    I like the looks and idea of this Fitbook. I, too, use SP, but lately, it seems that all the interaction keeps me sitting on my rear and not moving enough. Perhaps this, or something like this, would be good for me too.

    • Tiffany says:

      That it didn’t give me another reason to sit at the computer was a point of attraction for me, too. I’ll keep you updated on how it’s going! It’s a small investment for an experiment, anyway.

  2. Kimmothy says:

    I’ve been using Calorie Count this whole time; this looks interesting!

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