Let me start by saying, I thought this would be time consuming or that I would forget, but keeping a fitness journal for the week actually helped me stay more accountable than I have been in a while in regards to my overall health. It also helps that when you work for a fitness company, you have access to the equipment they make, so I had no excuses not to work out!
While I kept my fitness journal this week, I primarily wanted to focus on my eating and getting a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day. Also, I’m sure my fitness journal is very simple in comparison to others that are out there, but this was my first time keeping track of my food and workouts too.
This is how my week of keeping a fitness journal went:
No workout today.
Unfortunately, I realized that no workout, plus having a cheat meal probably was not the best decision.
Today was my favorite day of the week because the weather was so nice. I changed up my work out by running outside and went further than I have before and dinner was grilled at home and was very healthy and filling.
I know my fitness journal was very simple and not too detailed, but it was very helpful for me. I did weigh myself at the beginning of the week and again at the end and ended up losing around 4 pounds which I was very pleased with! Another thing I did for the entire week was drink water with lemon, constantly! I did not allow myself and soda or alcohol and really limited my sugar intake. By doing that, I noticed a huge boost to my energy and mood and by the end of the week my body felt cleansed and awake!
For those who are interested in keeping their own fitness journal, remember it doesn’t have to be in-depth. I thought of mine as a tool to stay accountable as I try to eat healthier and exercise daily. I also liked going back through my journal over the weekend as a reminder to start fresh again the next week and continue to push myself farther and outside of my comfort zone.