I’d gotten Olivia, our 2 year old out of bed, changed her diaper, and got her dressed. She did her normal 2 year old things for about 30 minutes. It’s amazing how busy she gets moving things around the house and playing. Now it was time for breakfast. We all sat down to eat some eggs, fruit, and toast. That’s when Olivia looked at me and said in the sweetest most innocent voice, “It’s night night time?” I told her that is was morning time and reminded her she had just gotten up. Then I thought how most of us probably take for granted that we have the ability to know what time of day it is. I know I do.
You will no doubt hear me and most likely others talk about goal setting as we get closer to 2018. It’s a great time to reflect over the previous year and decide what we want to accomplish or change in the upcoming year. Many people make the mistake of not taking stock of where they are in a particular area. It’s hard to know which path to take if you don’t know your starting point.
To help you get a gauge on your current level of fitness and health, here are some questions you might want to ask yourself. It will then be easier to see some things you might want to change.
Rate yourself 1-5 in the following:
- I do strength training at least 2 times per week.
- I do cardiovascular exercise at least 3 times per week.
- I do stretching or yoga type exercise at least 2 times per week.
- I watch less than 1 hour of TV per day.
- I eat breakfast every day.
- I never eat fast food.
- I spend at least 30 minutes outside each day.
- I sleep at least 7 hour undisturbed each night.
- I don’t drink caffeinated beverages after the morning.
- I drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Now that you’ve rated yourself in the “physical” category, you might notice some habits that need to change.
*These questions were taken from Darren Hardy’s Living Your Best Year Ever.
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS