Here is a weekly challenge you can do to gauge your performance. Over time you should achieve significant improvements in your fitness level.
Here is how it works:
Max-Out Monday- Choose 3 exercises that are important to you. Do each exercise, in one set, to the point of failure. Gut check time! Track how many reps you did of each exercise in your log book. You will see a gradual improvement, as your form, strength and will improves.
Really, you can pick any day of week to accomplish this, but it should be the same day every week. Think of it as a sort of weekly test.
Feel free to post your accomplishments.