Want to lose weight? first invest in a weighing scale

Sometimes we have beautiful goals but we never care to measure our progress towards those goals. For instance, imagine you want to lose 8kgs and you don’t have a weighing scale.

What can’t be measured can’t be managed.

And I learned that hard way.

When I started running, for many months, I was not cognizant about my running metrics.

I was running like a free soul but how would I know where I am heading?

Imagine a car with no speedometer, Odometer, And fuel indicator.

For almost a year, my performance stalled.

Then someone advised me to measure my pace.

I installed Strava on my phone and began to measure.

Realized the pain points and zone of resistance to increase the pace.

Eventually, I realized that it is not running that will make me a better runner.

But a set of functional exercises done on a regular basis would eventually help me build strength to run better.

Measuring your performance brings a mindset of discipline.

As Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder for the full marathon puts it:

“Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.”

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