The most important part about fitness is starting an exercise plan to begin your journey. Making a fitness journal/plan is a way of keeping track of your goals and records. You can also use a fitness journal to keep track of your diet and what meals will need prepared. Fitness does not just come in the gym, but most importantly, fitness is started in your plan. Using the simple steps that follow will lead you on the path to success.
One way that you can use a fitness journal is to keep track of your short-term and long-term goals. For example, before I go to the gym I make a monthly list of all the goals I want to accomplish in that month. These goals include, but are not limited to, bench press weight, leg press weight, and how many miles I need to walk/run on the treadmill by the end of the month. At the end of the first month, I will then set long-term goals for the end of the year. These goals will be under the same gym exercise, but more weight and more miles. In my opinion, this is the most important part about keeping a fitness journal because it helps you know where you need to be.
Keeping track of your diet and meals is another way to incorporate a fitness journal. In your fitness journal, each day should have what foods you will be eating that day and how many calories. Doing this will help you know how many calories you are taking in each day and also what food needs to be prepared that day. For example, in my fitness journal I write down what I will be eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then, once that is done, I will write how many calories are in each meal. By keeping track of my meals each day, I can plan ahead for what I need to have prepared.
The last thing I write in my fitness journal is how much I weigh at the beginning of every day. By weighing myself each day, this lets me know where I need to be. For example, if you want to lose weight or gain weight, weighing yourself at the start of the day will let you know where you are goal wise. Doing this will also help you know if your diet or gym exercises need to be adjusted.
As you can see, using a fitness journal can be very helpful in many aspects of the fitness life. Using a fitness journal will help you achieve your goals in the easiest and most efficient ways possible. In order for your goals to be achieved, follow the steps above and you will love the outcome.