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Why Keep A Fitness Journal?

I strongly encourage my clients to keep fitness journals. I do understand that everyone is not a fan especially those who dislike the idea of recording every single thing that they eat, drink or do. Personally, if I were told to record everything I ate, I would probably not last a day.

However, I believe that it is not the accuracy of the details recorded that makes keeping a fitness journal important. The real value of journaling is that you become mindful of your actions. Just the process of thinking about what you have eaten or what activity you’ve completed forces you to stop and reflect on your behavior.

What does that mean for those of you who don’t like the idea of tracking everything you eat or do? It means you don’t have to obsess over the details. Just make a quick note in the evening of whatever you can recall eating or doing during the day to help keep you on track and to make you aware of your progress or where you may need to work a little harder.

Lastly, you don’t have to do this for the rest of your life unless you really want to. You can stop journaling when you start thinking automatically about what you are eating, drinking and doing. When it becomes a behavior a lifestyle!

A Fitness Journal…

Why Keep A Fitness Journal


Use this “CAN List” to help you eat well and be physically fit!

If you like the idea of a “CAN List” (read this) and you started writing one up, this CAN List chart will help you keep track of your goals.  If you do not have a Can List yet, use it to make your list.  This is a great tool for the whole family!  Let your kids make their own list!  Print it out and post it on the fridge.  CAN List

Let me know what you think? Does it work for you?