I have long dreamed of using metrics as a way to tangibly measure my pursuit of becoming an Übermensch. Now it is time to act on those dreams for tomorrow comes far too quickly.
The plan is to start each week with a plan that can be put into a blog post under goals for the week. Then, I will use tools designed to measure various metrics in order to see exactly where I am succeeding and failing. These should eventually expand to cover all of the balances of life to try to achieve a natural Zen state in pursing the superhuman.
Goals for week starting 04/14/2013
All of the above goals are tangible to complete during the course of a week. They are all things I should be able to complete. The excuse is that by not listing them, it is easy to let them pass me by.
In order to help myself measure these goals, I will use Lift as an app to remind myself to complete the minimum of each task each day. Lift is a fantastic app that I have been using for some time that holds me accountable for tasks as simple as flossing on a daily basis. I highly suggest you use it.
For calorie counting, I have recently discovered myfitnesspal.com. This is a fantastic website that even lets you bar scan food items you are cooking in order to count calories. I have found it painful to try and keep a full food diary using the site, but that is probably why I am failing to get my weight under control. No excuses anymore! If you want to win, you have to start by doing a budget, and that includes a calorie budget.
Anki is a program I have used off an on for the last 9 months in order to create flash cards. It is an exceptional program; the problem has been me. My follow through has been less than exceptional! Time to get my ass in gear!!!
For my runs I will use Nike’s running app for my iPhone. I like the motivational tools that they have such as athletes cheering me on. I also like the GPS functions and the cumulative total of miles that is tracked. This data can then be fed into myfitnessbuddy.com in order to use it for calorie balance.
Other programs used to gather this data will include: the 100 Pushup App, Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesiology Lecture Series, Rosetta Stone German and Italian programs, iBank, and my Kindle app on iPad.
The future is here: let the future begin now.