For many people, fitness regimens are difficult to keep up with for a lot of reasons. Therefore it only makes sense to keep a fitness journal around to record what you are doing and how you are feeling about it. One of the really cool things is being able to read these thoughts back to yourself just so you can see how far along you have come and how much you have improved too. In some cases just having the diary around reminds you to workout. That being said, there are other great benefits of keeping a fitness journal;
An exercise journal can help increase scheduling capabilities
With the hustle and bustle of life, it is important to be able to get in your regular workout in line with everything else so none of your important life elements feel left behind. A journal will help you fit in your exercises so they are in line with everything else you have going on in life.
Keeping track of progress.
You may want to start a 30-day challenge in between the month so you will definitely want to know when last you did what so you are not forgetting to get those workouts in. you will also be the first one to notice if what you are doing is working for you or not and switch it up.
For accountability’s sake
If you work out at home then this helps remind you to be in charge of your regimen and is also a great reminder of the daily workouts you have schedules. If you workout from the gym, your trainer will keep up with your progress and take notes but it is also important that you keep your own records to reference while at home.
When you are on a routine and you notice that your activity levels are declining week by week, day by day, it is important you find out why and how you can get back on track. The note you make in your journal can serve as a guide for consistent planning and stick to a regimen you know will deliver desired effects
Source of motivation
Staying motivated all through your fitness journey can prove tough but monitoring your progress serves as a great source of motivation to keep pushing yourself. In your journal, set your goals and take photos to show your weekly and monthly progress. Ticking off accomplishments and reaching milestones will greatly help boost morale while writing motivational quotes you find or hear around will help lift your spirits.
Helps you avoid distractions
Think of your journal as a roadmap, keeping you focused so you fall off the path instead it keeps you on the right path to reaching your final destination. If you ever feel lost, or get sidetracked you need only consult your journey. Writing down how and why you get distracted will help you see harmful patterns and develop ways to avoid them completely.