When it comes to fitness and weight loss, many people fall in to the trap of just “doing it”. They exercise, they eat less, but they end up making no real progress. When it comes to getting results from healthy eating or working out, often it is not enough just to take action, those actions need to have direction.
Adaptations to nutrition and exercise are SPECIFIC to the actions you take. Walking further or faster trains your body to walk further and faster whereas doing more squats will strengthen your legs. Specificity is one of the most important exercise principles.
So, if you have specific goals that you want to achieve from your workouts and eating plan, you need to effectively manage what actions you take and that way you will get the results you want.
Thankfully, there is no need to keep yourself in the dark and eat or exercise without direction. There are lots of ways you can quantify your actions and measure your progress to ensure you fitness moves forward and does not stagnate or regress.