Monday, April 13, 2015

Dear Fitness Journal....

Here's an idea (although not altogether completely original): keep a fitness journal. I'm not talking about counting calories or forming nutrition guides or anything like that in it, though. Instead, buy a cheap (or fancy, up to you) journal, notebook, or whatever you feel like spending the money on, and use it as your fitness buddy. Write down how you're feeling, whether you're having doubts, inspirational quotes or thoughts that motivate you. Jot down healthy recipes that you want to try and leave room to make comments or adjustments whenever you do try it. Play with exercise plans and routines, sketch out a rough weekly schedule and just have fun with it. I'm constantly trying new things, such as new yoga poses or new exercises to target more specific areas of my body, and with a fitness journal, keeping up with these things would be one hundred times easier. It would also make a great reference for use later; you can flip back and see what you've tried, what's worked, and what hasn't, and perfect a workout plan that works best for you. Fitness isn't something that has to be set in stone; you shouldn't be constricted to a workout video or the same exercises at the gym. If that's what works for you, then that's great. Still, it's nice to be creative with your fitness routine. Try it and please let me know how it goes for you!

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