What's Your Monthly Fitness Score?

I was doing my daily late night aimless scroll through Facebook the other day and I came across a great post. 

This guy was talking about how one of his 2017 goals was to get 52.5 hours of sleep per week or 210 hours per month.

Then it clicked for me...

We always tell people that there's going to be highs and lows throughout the fitness journey. 

That's a given. 

But for those of us who still like to track things like that...this is an excellent way to do it. 

We can do this with sleep and workouts.

We always preach more sleep, but we also know life gets in the way. 

One night things may go right and you get 8-9 hours, the next night everything goes to hell and you only get 5. 

That's just being on the rollercoaster of life. 

We can easily get frustrated because we have one bad day, and that frustration can boil over into one bad week, and one bad month, and so on. 

But what if we agreed to try to get 52.5 hours of sleep per week or 210 hours of sleep per month. 

Now, when you don't hit 8-9 hours of sleep one day it's not a loss. 

You have the other 29 days to make it up. 

Now you can't go crazy and try to catch up sleeping straight through the last 3 days of the month to try to make it up. 

It doesn't quite work that way :)

But if you have a couple bad nights of sleep, you get plenty of other days during the month to make it up. 

The same goes for workouts...

We focus on getting in a workout today, which is good, but we know sometimes things come up that we can't control. 

Instead of focusing on the workout today, or the 3-4 workouts this week, how about we shoot for 10+ workouts in a month?

That's a nice double digit goal that you can still track, but it allows for lifes bumps to get in the way. 

If you miss a workout or two, you still have the rest of the month to get 10+ workouts in. 

Think about the bigger picture, and you'll have less mindset hurdles to jump over. 

1% better, right?

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling 

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