If you are having problems losing weight and getting in shape, I have a simple solution that has worked time and time again. Keeping a fitness journal is a low-cost way to lose weight because all it takes is a journal that you can write in and a pen to write it all down. Of course you can use a computer or smart phone but the simple act of writing by hand is powerfully motivating and will help you to focus on the goals.
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.
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. Maintaining your journal is easy to do, it just takes commitment. However, if you are committed to losing weight, then you are already halfway there.
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, you can make new goals and choose new exercises that will work different areas of your body.
You can purchase a journal with pages that can be removed or added or you can just use a composition notebook. In this digital age, you may prefer to use your phone or computer to record what you eat and your fitness achievements. I prefer the old school method of actually taking pen to paper and writing. I enjoy writing and the act of journaling both soothes and energizes me in so many ways.
The wonderful thing about writing down your goals, is reading them later and reflecting on how much hard work, commitment and dedication it takes to achieve the goals that you set for yourself. Begin journaling today and find out how simple it is to lose weight using this timeless method.