I’m a chronic lister. Unfortunately for me I need to make list for everything. Creating list have helped me tremendously while I’m on my fitness journey. The Happy Planner’s Fitness Journal is a great little planner to help you keep track of your daily habits, including exercise, food and water.
Keeping a training journal has been essential in allowing me to know what workouts I’m doing–I know what works, what doesn’t as well as I what I like and what I don’t. I also use the journal to record my thoughts and how I personally feel about each of my workouts. This lets me know where I am mentally. Usually when I hit my wall, I go back over my journal to see the exact spot where I started to ‘not really feel like it’.
My fitness journal has been a huge confidence booster for me as well. I’m able to look back on my progress to see just how well I’ve been doing. I’ve also been able to tell when I’ve become stagnant or stayed the same.