There’s no denying that the recipe for success, at least when it comes to weight loss and fitness, is having a proper diet and exercising. There’s also no denying that maintaining a proper diet in such a fast-paced world can be extremely difficult. One easy way of balancing your diet is to begin a fitness journal. Not only can a fitness journal be a place to log your goals and expectations, it can also be the beginning of your healthy eating lifestyle.
Perhaps the easiest way to eat healthy is to plan ahead. At the beginning of the week, write down your meal schedule. If your week looks rather stable, you should pack healthy lunches. If this is the case, writing down what you intend to eat each day in your fitness journal is an excellent method of staying on track. Go ahead and plan each breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Planning and pre-packing snacks can also help to curb the mid-morning hunger pains, which often lead to fatty snacking. But what if your week looks busy, and you know packing a lunch simply isn’t feasible? If this is the case, try to write in your fitness journal which restaurants you are going to go for lunch. Going online and accessing the menus of these restaurants can also help you select your meals in advance. Write them down in your fitness journal to help stop impulsive ordering. Making a plan and sticking to it is much easier when that plan is in black and white, written in your fitness journal.
Many people begin monitoring their diet when they want to lose weight, but that’s not the only reason to do so. What happens when that beautiful day arrives, and you’re finally in your planned weight range? Can you go back to eating like you used to? Unfortunately, the answer is no, not if you want to keep that weight off.
This is another thing your fitness journal can do for you. Many people over eat without realizing it, and this is a trap even a fit person can fall into. However, if you carefully monitor your diet, you can avoid the agony of watching your weight fluctuate.
Your journal allows you to compare one day to the other. I’m sure you’ve found that you tend to eat more some days than others. With a fitness journal, you’ll easily be able to define those days, and determine if there is a reason for your increased appetite.
Along with helping you watch your diet, a fitness journal is a great way to chart your exercise workout. You can record the exercises that you do each day, the intensity of them and how much time you spent exercising. It’s a great way to challenge yourself to stay on track.
In the beginning, it might take some time getting used to, but once you get started, I think you will find it is a wonderful asset. Just keep it in a convenient place so it’s easy to reach. “Out of sight, out of mind” is a true saying, so keep your journal some place that you will see it often.
It’s important that you record all of your meals and all of your physical activity every day. This is the only way to determine what works for you and what does not. And sometimes those factors have a way of changing.
Stress has a way of interfering with our diet, digestion and level of energy. So it’s important to make notations about the way you are feeling too. Illnesses also play a part in our appetite and our ability to perform physically. If you are faced with any difficulties such as these, be sure to record them in your journal.
Begin your journal by recording your weight, measurements and dress size. At this time, you might want to write down your fitness goals. Do you want to lose weight or just get in better physical condition? This is a great time to write it all out.
Think of your fitness journal as an eating diary; write down everything you eat, from a stick of gum all the way up to your main meals. You may be surprised how much you are actually eating. By being faithful to your fitness journal you can help yourself maintain that fabulous new figure.
When you follow the Fitness4Her 30 Diet and 30 Minutes To A New You Exercise Program, you can lose weight and get in shape in only 30 minutes a day. The third part of the trilogy is the Fitness Journal. I believe it is just as important as the other parts of the program.
I write in my Fitness Journal every day. Each morning I begin, by writing my goals for the day. Yes, I make weekly goals and then daily goals too. That’s because things change, and I find that by reading over my weekly goals each day, then making daily goals, I get more things accomplished.
For instance, I might have a goal to increase the number of reps or sets that I do for a certain exercise, maybe I’ve been experimenting with adding more weight, but later, I learn a new routine and suddenly I have a different goal. It works the same way with diet too.
I can make diet plans for the week, but if we get a chance to go out to eat, I might have to amend my plan for that week. Keeping track of everything I eat on a daily basis does help me stay on track. But by making weekly menu plans, I make it easy to eat healthier.
Eating healthy is easy, if you make up your mind to do it and a fitness journal can make it simple by giving you the platform to chart your success. I’ll be out here cheering for you every step of the way. Believe it to achieve it!
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