The word “journal” may strike fear in many of you who don’t enjoy writing or feel very creative. Even those without those skills, you can benefit from a fitness journal. Start by recording The Basics – Or, use it as a scrapbook that also serves as a portable Vision Board.
Fitness Journal Basics
- Progress photos
- Health stats like blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc.
- Motivational quotes
- Recipes you want to try
- Records of food intake, workouts
- NSVs (non-scale victories)
- Fitness goals and target dates to reach them
- Pictures of goal outfits
For those who want to step out of your comfort zone, try writing about these topics:
- WHY do you want to get in shape?
- What would looking and feeling your best mean to you?
- What do you tell yourself when you skip workouts? Eat too much? Write down what the inner voice says to you and how you will change it next time.
- How do you feel after a good workout? What does it do for you physically and mentally?
- How will you feel when you reach your goal?