Are you interested in reducing your waistline, losing some weight and becoming a thinner version of yourself? You might be interested to know that reaching your desired women’s fitness goals is only a pen and journal away. That’s because it has been proven that those women who keep a journal of everything that they eat and drink and all of their activities have a greater chance of success than those who do not.
Journaling offers many advantages to your fitness program. When you record your goals both short- and long-term, you challenge your mind to do something healthy for you. It frees you from the worry and guilt of knowing you need to do something beneficial for your health. Journaling helps us to take control of our lives and puts an end to any nagging thoughts that might be rambling around our heads.
Journaling helps to encourage your mind to take part in your exciting new plans. Your brain needs constant stimulation and keeping a record of your goals, daily activities and achievements will reinforce positive thinking and mental functioning.
Maintaining a diet and fitness journal has been proven to be the number one motivator for helping you succeed with your goals. Writing down everything you eat and drink and all of your activities each day will help you track your progress as you move toward your fitness goals. So, what are your fitness goals and why are you participating in a fitness program?
First of all, focus on how you are going to look when you have reached your ideal desirable size. Visualize your body in that sexy black dress, a new swimsuit or your favorite tight jeans. Allow yourself to feel as if you are wearing those items now. How do you feel now that you have achieved your goal? Get emotionally involved with the result. Your subconscious, meaning your mind, will believe whatever you tell it, real or imagined.
In an area of your journal for goals, record your long-term and short-term goals. Give yourself a time frame for reaching these and then keep track of how close you come. The journal is a great way to monitor your behavior and boost motivation.
Writing is easy and can be done almost anywhere at anytime. I like to take time each morning writing my goals and then my affirmations. Throughout the day I record my meals and workouts and at the end of the day, usually after I have cleaned the kitchen after dinner, I sit down and reflect on my progress.
Find your special place to write in your journal. This is a crucial part to your fitness program and one that is fun to do too. It’s the one area where you can let your creativity soar. If you can believe it, you can achieve it. Happy Journaling.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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