Once you have mustered the motivation to begin a fitness program, you will want to look for ways to make this healthy change a permanent part of your lifestyle. Making fitness a healthy habit can be as simple as writing down your achievements. I have found that keeping track of exercise and diet success is a great way to keep motivation at its highest.
Keeping a journal is a powerful way to maintain your motivation and track your achievements. When you devote time every day to writing in your journal, you make a mind body connection that sets your progress in motion. By writing your goals and recording everything that you eat and drink along with writing down all of your exercise, you open your mind to infinite possibilities.
When we write our goals, we activate our inner success mechanism, which starts to attract the good things we desire into our lives. By maintaining an accurate record of our meals and activities we provide a type of backup to help validate our desires. By keeping a journal we can clearly see what works for us, and what doesn’t. Our weekly goals give us a quick check to see how we’re doing and where we want to go from here.
Another great way to stay motivated is to find a fitness friend or workout buddy. Working out with a buddy makes exercising more fun and because you probably don’t want to let your friend down, ensures that you will make it to each session. Be careful not to rely to heavily on your fitness friend, though, because it might turn out that they are less committed than you are. That’s why a personal journal helps to keep you focused and motivated.
The speed of the Internet and the world around us, has conditioned us to expect instant results, yet true success can take time. Your diet and fitness plans should be ever growing and changing. Friends, fitness journals and your inner yearning to make fitness a part of your life are all great ways to keep you motivated. The most important thing is to never give up. Keep reaching for the goal to look and feel your very best and Empower the beauty in you.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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