When you want to super charge your diet, start a fitness journal. Journaling provides a positive avenue to project your goals and also helps you define a path for success. Journaling details your own private journey when you take an idea and turn it into something magnificent. This is what occurs when you decide to lose weight and get fit. First, you become inspired, next, you grasp the motivation to make it happen and then you set about a plan to achieve your goals. When you add journaling to these behaviors, you take an idea and set it into action.
The very act of journaling sends a positive signal to your brain and lets it know that changes are going to take place. Of course your brain is not fond of change. As a matter of fact it prefers the same old, same old. The brain loves a good habit. Habits are easy to follow, don’t expend much energy and just feel comfortable. But habits can make us fat and lazy and when you make up your mind to make positive, healthy changes like losing weight and getting in shape, you’ve got to rewire the brain to replace old nasty habits with healthy, positive ones.
When you want to lose weight and improve your fitness level, the best way to achieve this is to keep a fitness journal. It is a proven fact, that people who write down everything they eat and everything they drink along with all of their physical activities, have a much greater success at losing weight than those people who don’t.
I call it my secret weapon, but the truth is, the act of journaling goes back thousands of years. Writing down goals as a way of achievement has been a successful endeavor for many people, no matter how hard the challenge.
A fitness journal is like having an inspiring fitness buddy that you can take with you wherever you go. It is a great way to stay on top of your diet but it also helps to challenge your fitness level. If your workouts are getting boring, make new goals and research new exercises that will work different areas of your body.
A healthy diet and exercise should become part of your every day life. So should journaling. You can even write down your affirmation in your journal, stand in front of the mirror and repeat these positive statements. Take time to plan your goals for the day and make plans on achieving them. Keep your journal handy throughout the day and be sure to write down all the food that you eat, all the beverages that you drink (even the amount of water) and all the activities that you participate in. The journal will become your best ally and one that can help you succeed this time.