My How do you utilize the Bod Pod to track your own personal progress? Personally, I have performed a Bod Pod test approximately every 6 months or so over the last 7 years. I like to schedule a test in the days prior to running a marathon as I hypothesize that there may be a correlation between my body fat percentage and my marathon time. It’s not that running the marathon makes me leaner, it’s that getting leaner probably puts me in the position to run a faster marathon (all other things being equal). This summer, as I prepare for the New York City Marathon in November, I’m taking a different approach. In order to increase my accountability over the summer and early fall, I’m committing to performing a Bod Pod test every single week for the 16 weeks leading up to the marathon. The theory is that the looming weekly test will help with my accountability around my nutrition choices throughout that week (I’m not worried about skipping runs or strength workouts… I’m worried about eating too much pizza and carrot cake). I’m using this week-at-a-time approach to achieve a specific Bod Pod goal immediately prior to the marathon.
Take Home Message: How can you use the Bod Pod to increase your accountability? It doesn’t have to be once per week; but how do you think a test once per quarter, once per month, or bi-weekly would impact your psychology around your food and exercise choices?