Health, well-being, and fitness are passions of mine, and in an article I read this week in USA Today they mentioned using journaling as a way to stay motivated and on target with your fitness program. Here is an excerpt from that article:
Track your progress
Journaling your progress is a great way to help you stay on track. At least once a week, take the time to reflect on your fitness journey. Seeing how far you’ve come will help push you forward. [read more]
Of course, I LOVE the idea of journaling for fitness and weight loss. Indeed I love it so much that I use an exercise journal and have had much success with it.
Here’s an example of how I benefited from keeping an exercise journal.
Recently I was starting to doubt the effectiveness of the weight lifting program I have been using for the past 3 months. In my mind, I was thinking, “I am not making progress so why should I keep doing this.”
Then I checked my exercise journal and guess what? I had more than doubled the number of pounds that I was lifting!
Because of my exercise journal
I knew that my weight-lifting program was
making a difference and my
enthusiasm for it came flooding back.
Had it not been for my exercise journal I just may have given up on my weight lifting program. Thank goodness I didn’t because I am making progress (I have my journal to prove it!).
So I say let’s give three cheers to diet and exercise journaling! Ready?
Hip! Hip! HOORAY!!!
If you need some resources, here’s a great free online diet exercise journal website I suggest you check into and see if it suits your needs. Of course, you might want to use a printed journal rather than an electronic one, and if that’s the case check out these choices from amazon.
Until next time, journal on…
Jill Schoenberg is the Award-Winning Author of the Family Friendly Journal Buddies Books. Available from Amazon.com