Keep a Journal for Your Fitness and Nutrition Needs

fitness-journalBeing fit and healthy can give the body numerous benefits. In today’s world, it is a big challenge to be physically active especially when there are a lot of temptations in particular unhealthy foods that you can fund almost everywhere. On top of that, with the hectic lifestyle of many people, some just find it really hard to exercise. But if you really want to be fit and healthy, there are definitely various ways to do it. You just have to start and to keep on motivating yourself to keep going. On top of that, you also need to have your personal journal for this journey.

Your journal serves as your health and fitness plan.

Keeping a journal is definitely important since you may forget important details and other information. In your journal, you can schedule your physical workout and exercise routine. For example, how many times a week do you intend to workout? How many hours in a day? Which specific activity? Putting these details on your journal can help you manage your schedule and at the same time prepare for all the things that you need.

Write down your goals.

Let’s face it. Once you have finally started to workout, there will really come to a point where you feel tired, exhausted and you lack motivation to go on. When you have a journal, you write down your goals. What are the specific things you want to achieve? These details will constantly remind you why you have to work out and they will definitely keep you motivated to finish the race.

Planning your diet

Having a hard time planning your diet? With a personal journal, you can start preparing the dishes by including recipes and information. You can include the specific foods that you should eat and which one to avoid. The Internet is a good source of healthy recipes that you may want to try. Keeping a journal can also help you monitor and count your calorie intake. When you want to lose weight, you want to keep track of your calories and as much as possible avoid having too much food.

Having a schedule for your workout

Using your journal, it serves as your personal schedule or appointment guide. If you are meeting your personal trainer or if you are having an outdoor activity with family and friends, you can list down the specific details of the activity so you would not forget them.
Your journal to physical fitness and health is never an easy thing. But with the right mindset and attitude, take the initiative to work towards achieving your health goals. Have your own personal journal and always challenge yourself to strive for the best.

Getting Your Nutrition Regime Back on Track for 2016

Blame the holidays for those added pounds that could certainly ruin your slim figure!  Watch out for Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations just around the corner with tables laden with all those yummy delicacies that will tempt you to forget your calories. But the good news is that there are two ways to block the appearance of these ungainly pounds: double your physical activities keep close attention to your nutrition regime.

Nutrition Regime Back on Track

The traditional herb-roasted turkey with cheese grits gracing your Thanksgiving dinner looks appetizing. However, take only a small portion of turkey on your plate. The same goes for the rest of the dishes. The sight of the large plate convinces your brain that you are eating a large portion of food in your plate. Immediately, you feel full and satisfied, so you eat less.

Drink Water

Around 60% of your body weight is water so this drink is essential. A full glass of water can fill you up so you will consume less.

Pick only tiny pieces from greasy fries and eat your fill from fresh veggies. Eating vegetables reduces the risk of getting many chronic ailments. You can fill your plate half-full of vegetables and get the best result. You can have your vegetables boiled, steamed, baked or eaten fresh. They are rich in fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins A, E and C.

Forget junk food, candies and chocolates and switch them withfruits and nuts. Fruits are nature’s gift to humanity and make ideal snacks for those who want to eat healthy. They are full of natural carbohydrates and natural sugars. It peps up energy especially for those always on the go. Fruits offer you color, great taste, and nutrition.

Plan Ahead

Every week, plan your meals and exercise activities. Find time to preparie healthy and delicious meals without reverting to your habit of eating fast food. Set time for your physical activities without taking time from other responsibilities. Go shopping in the grocery with a full stomach; otherwise, you will pick up food you do not need or the wrong ones. Be kind to your budget and your health.Most of all, eat healthy and exercise.

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