Sometimes you don’t know how well something is working until you quit doing it. I was tracking my protein, water intake, reps, speeds, weight, etc. for my workouts for the first 2 weeks consistently.
Every time I drank a glass of water, I wrote it down. Every time I ate protein, I added the total for the day. Every day I wrote exactly how much weight I lifted, how many times, and added notes to self. But then I got a little lazy, and stopped tracking everything.
Naturally, when I stopped tracking my protein it went down to almost none. My water intake was horribly low, and I couldn’t remember the last workout’s details enough to know what I should do for the next one.
I re-dedicated myself to daily tracking. The more conscious of it the better, and the more I write things down, the more protein and water I get, and I’m better organized for my workouts. This isn’t my system, I usually use my phone’s “notes” app, but this one below is a good one: