“Research shows that people who write down their goals
are 75% more likely to achieve them” -Fitlosophy
The one thing I have found that helps me meet my goals and keep me in check is my fitness journal. By writing down my goals and tracking my nutrition & workout plans, it helps me monitor my progress and physically see specific areas I can improve in. I start with my weaknesses, reasons why I don’t workout ect. and then I write down ways I can fix them. Admitting what the problem is, is the first step to fixing anything. My fitness journal started out as just a regular notebook but now with all the fun fitness journals coming out it is no longer just a notebook. I thought I would share some options with you so you can start one if you don’t have one yet. And if you don’t want to spend the money on one of these journals check out this article on Livestrong.com on how to make your own and look at these journals for ideas. Maybe you will even be inspired to make a better one ;).
Moleskine Passions Wellness Journal $13.95 - I was so excited when I heard Moleskine was coming out with Passion Journals. I have always been a fan of their product and now they have journals that are specific to a passion, like Wellness. The Journal is a 5″ x 8.25″ leather journal with 240 pages. The beginning couple of pages are useful information like: Food Calendar, Food Facts, International Sizes, and Useful Measurements and conversions. The rest of the journal is broken up into different tabbed sections: Personal Goals (set weekly), Exercise Log, Diet, General Health, Sports, Inspirations and then a bunch of blank pages for you to do what you like. It is the perfect size for you to throw in a bag and take with you and there is also a pocket folder in the back for you to store things. I can’t wait to use mine!
The Fit Book $19.95 – Can be seen on the Biggest Loser, it was created by the company Fitlosophy. It is a 5″x 5″ notebook that comes with a little pen. It says “the fitness + nutrition journal that offers a unique 12-week system to plan for success, track your progress, and reach your goals. 1. have a game plan whether your goals are to tone up or slim down, it’s important to write down your goals. set your 12-week goals – then set smaller goals on a weekly basis so you have a plan for achieving your long-term goals. 2. track your progress record your workouts and log your food intake – research shows that the act of just putting this info down on paper is key to reaching your goals. plus – you can go back and see your progress throughout the entire 12 weeks. 3. reach your goals reflect on your 12-week goals, log your accomplishments, and reward yourself! then get ready to plan your next 12 weeks.” You can read a review from a fellow blogger here.
Diet & Fitness Journal $10.19- “The Diet and Fitness Journal includes the following: Daily page spreads to record food consumption, exercise regimen, vitamin and supplement intake, and mood. Weekly sections to keep track of progress and refine goals, with motivational tips. Personal training pointers and charts for creating nutritional, metabolic, and fitness targets. A nutrition index with detailed data on hundreds of the most common foods. And, finally, please note that the cover band of our journal is removable, for those wishing a discreet log book which can be used comfortably at the home, gym, or office.” Now I have never actually seen this one but it has gotten some great reviews so if you have it or get it and like it, let me know!