Journaling for Fitness Success
We are discussing fitness this month and today we are sharing ideas on journaling your way to massive action fitness success.
We believe that journaling is not just for kids! Journaling can be a powerful weapon in your get-it-done arsenal, and it’s easy to do. You can and must put all kinds of ideas in a goal journal, not just your thoughts and feelings on a given day.
Journaling is just one way of tracking your actions and successes, and yes, even your setbacks and failures. It also keeps your goal right in front of you, so you keep on top of taking action steps each and every day.
It keeps all your ideas and revelations in one place so you can go back and review whenever you want. For example, if you are having trouble getting inspired and motivated one day because you feel like you’ve been working hard, but making little progress, going back into your goal journal is a wonderful way to help you see that all of those little actions really are paying off in a big way. So, what should you keep in your fitness goal journal?
Start with these journaling ideas and add to them as you see fit.
1. Detailed goal -- Write down your exact goal in as much detail as possible. Describe it in a way that makes you feel excited about what your life will be like when you achieve your objective.
2. Your Why -- Your WHY is the big reason why you want to reach the goal you have defined for yourself. It’s the reason you are willing to take the massive action steps needed to change your life for the better. We’ve written about clarifying your WHY here
3. Massive action plans and schedule -- When you make the plan for how you will go about reaching your goal, write it here. Writing it down is important so that you can track your efforts so you can see what actions are creating the most results.
4. Brain dumps -- A brain dump is just a list of actions that you need to take in no particular order. Sometimes all the tasks you need to take build up in your head, making you confused about where you should start and what you must do next.
5. Prioritize -- After you do a brain dump, organize the tasks into a priority list and add them to your daily and weekly to-do lists.
6. Daily to-do list -- Write out your to-do lists here so they are always handy.
7. Aha’s -- As you take massive action, you will have inspiration or aha moments when something becomes clear. Capture those ideas here so that you can refer to them later when you are ready to put them into action.
8. Journal entries -- Yes, you must actually journal. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a stream of consciousness writing to help you solve a problem or get your worries off your chest. It’s a therapeutic and inspirational way to work.
I have used journaling for many years now. I journal my workouts by tracking what I do, how I feel and over time allows me to see the progress whether it be walking further or faster, lifting heavier or doing more reps for example.
I use journaling to ensure I am eating well daily. I have written many times in my journal about how I am sleeping, meditating, breathing and how I feel daily. This journaling practice helps me stay on track, see my progress and definitely inspires me and motivates me to continue on my daily fitness practice and habit. How about you?
Will you implement Journaling Your Way to Massive Action Fitness Success starting today? Share any ideas in the comments below.
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