I wrote about baby steps and tracking a few days ago. I should probably specify that the most important part of that tracking exercise is what we are tracking. To find out, we must challenge the thing we decided to track...validate the new thing to track if any, then challenge it again.
Is that thing we are tracking the right thing?
Should we be tracking another thing?
This is similar to the don't know mind that zen masters teach. We start down a path and get too much vested in that path. We get cocky. We forget to ask, "does this still make sense"? We start protecting our ego. The objective shifts from the quality of the path to the quality of us. And we want to protect the quality of us.
I am tracking my food intake in an app that tracks carbs, fats and proteins. My focus is on carbs.
Is that focus enough?
Is it the right thing to focus on?
What about the quality of carbs I am consuming?
What about proteins and fats?
When should I start exercising more?
Should I stay with my gym or should I join a group focused gym?
Lots of questions...