|Element 13 explores the tools needed to assess your progress on your journey to optimal health and wellbeing. The key is to track details and experiences you completed throughout the day, while also applying your learnings to plan for the future. You can easily identify your patterns and behaviors to make corrections early on by tracking these results.
Your LifeBook creates an interactive structure that allows you to fully immerse yourself in what it takes to achieve optimal health. Within Your LifeBook, co-founder and independent OPTAVIA Coach, Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, includes a daily log template to make it easier to learn and implement those healthy habits. The daily log and checklist are designed to help you and I identify areas for improvement so I can support you in the best way possible Here are some tips to motivate you as you record your progress:
- Create realistic goals. Drastic change does not happen overnight, which is why it’s important to implement small, healthy habits, and create a realistic timeline to achieve your goals. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint!
- Reward yourself. Discover what makes you happy that does not involve food, and reward yourself for reaching small milestones along your journey. For example, treat yourself to a movie night after eating five Fuelings and a healthy Lean & Green Meal every day for a week.
- Ask for support. Your support system can help you handle difficult situations. Find resources, that motivate you to succeed. Reach out to me, and/or the OPTAVIA Community for support and advice on achieving the necessary milestones involved in your journey.
- Use visuals. Sometimes we need visual reminders to keep us motivated. Find pictures that symbolize experiences, feelings, or even new items you want to have in your life. A vision board, desktop screensaver, or mobile phone background are great ways to keep your goals top of mind!
In addition to the daily log, it is important to track your weekly and monthly progress. The weekly tracker in Your LifeBook allows you to measure trends without overanalyzing daily results. In comparison, the monthly tracker allows you to see the progress and transformation you’ve made throughout the year.
Discuss this Element with me, your independent OPTAVIA Coach, and let’s make a plan to start tracking your progress today!