Chin Up motivation tracker
Chin Up is my personal motivation tracker. Every day I rate from 1 to 10 how I am
feeling in certain metrics like strength, flexibility, relationships and happiness.
There are two types of metrics:
- Daily - Measured every day
- Monthly - Measured on the first of every month
It is meant to be hosted locally/somewhere free, like Heroku.
What I track
If you want the same setup I have, go to the
admin screen and add these items.
Daily checklist (binary=True)
- 20 pushups for 3 sets
- 20 squats for 3 sets
- 8 pull ups for 3 sets
- (a lot more, this depends entirely on what you do/want to do every day)
- 1 being seeing my mom with tubes coming out of her face and head
- 10 being happiest I've ever been, nothing feels impossible
- 1 being ultra depressed not even eating
- 10 being I did everything I needed to and more
- 1 being no stretching in chair all day no walking around
- 10 being I did every stretch possible and did the splits
- 1 being I feel as soft as an 8 year old girl
- 10 being I squatted and deadlifted the day before--now I can't move
- 1 being I got winded getting out of my chair
- 10 being I jump roped for 10 minutes and ran a mile without breathing hard
- 1 being I got into a huge argument and feel terrible
- 10 being we made dinner together and wrote each other poetry
- Life goals
- 1 being no progress towards goals and very depressed
- 10 being I got a world record deadlift
- 1 being no physical activity
- 10 being I ran and worked out every opportunity I had
- 1 being no outdoor activity
- 10 being I spent the entire time camping and fishing
To become the best I can be: I need motivation, I need to get my chin up.
How do you measure?
Every metric that I believe significantly effects my motivation and health will be measured on a scale from 1 to 10.
If there is something significant to note, I'll put that down as well. However, the main goal is to motivate myself through
numbers and statistics.
1 being the worst, least effort I could possibly put in and 10 being the best, most effort I could possibly put in.
Ease of use
To make it easier to use, I made a simple app and threw it on pypi called django-pin-passcode.
It logs you in to the user you define after you enter a certain passcode composed of 0-9 and #.
- Month to month - Average for the entire month
- Week to week - Average for the entire week
- Day of the week - Average for that day of the week for the last year
- 7 day - Last 7 day simple
- 30 day - Last 30 day simple
Thanks to numpy I added really quick correlations between metrics, it's pretty ugly but it will tell you what metrics
might positively/negatively correlate to each other.
— 04 May 2014