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Lose Weight Successfully With a Fitness Journal

If you want to lose weight or you're just interested in getting in shape, a fitness journal can be your key to success.

Just like a journal's personal diary is a place where you can share all your dreams and goals and at the same time create a plan to make that aspiration a reality in your life.

I believe now, you know that to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you eat. Keeping a journal of fitness can be a fun way to evaluate your current eating and exercise habits and formulate strategies for reducing calories while increasing your physical activity.

Start your fitness journal by recording your current weight and size, if you like, you can also add your own photos. This is your starting point, so make sure you take the time to complete this important step. Months from now when your body changes, you will be able to look back and see how far you've come. When this foundation is established, it will give you the motivation you need to keep going.

Motivation or lack thereof can be the driving force behind your training program or the biggest obstacle in your quest to lose weight. As a personal trainer who specializes in women's fitness, I have found that women who keep fitness journals have a greater chance of success than those who do not.

You see fitness journals make you responsible for your weight loss plan. Once you've set your starting point and written down your goals, you'll want to make some time every day to record everything you eat and drink. It means everything. You are surprised when you realize how much food you eat.

Once you start dealing with your diet, you will be able to decide which foods should be included in your diet and what foods you need to replace with a healthier alternative. There are certain connections your brain will make when you put pen to paper and be responsible for your own health. It's easy to fool yourself into thinking that you're eating a pretty healthy diet when you keep this mind locked in your mind.

Along with recording your eating habits, you need to write down your daily physical activity. Do you exercise regularly? For optimal women's health, you should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for 6 days a week. You can use your journal to determine your fitness level and gradually improve for the best results.

Challenge your fitness routine by setting weekly goals. For example, you can set goals to gain weight into your exercise program or to run longer, swim more laps, take spin classes or learn to play tennis. The secret is to write anything and everything that will keep you motivated to exercise regularly and eat healthy.

You can get the body you want, all it takes is the desire to succeed and the commitment to see it. But the good thing is you don't have to do it yourself. Honestly maintaining your fitness journal will keep you focused on your goals and the motivation you need to excel.


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