I love the summertime. It’s warm out, the days are longer, and getting together with friends is super easy because everyone wants to get out of the house. Plus there are tons of farmers markets offering the most delicious fruits and vegetables. It makes sense that eating right and being active should be easiest during this season. Motivation should be at 100%. But for some reason, one a scale of 1 – 10, my motivation lately has been closer to a negative 25.
If we’re being completely honest here, I’m stuck in that phase where I tell myself every day that I’ll go to the gym after work. But then 5 pm rolls around and I end up heading home because frankly, I don’t want to go. I tell myself every day that I’m going to eat better and really watch my calorie intake. But 2:30 hits. I’m hungry again, and I can’t say no to the bake sale going on at work. Or all the treats that seem to be constantly available. I want to get back on track, and I know that I should get back on track, but I’ve just lost all drive.
Enter my fitspiration. The other day I was at Target (of course) just browsing the journal section (of course) because I have an unhealthy obsession with paper supplies and my eye was instantly drawn to this journal. When I first started my weight loss journey, I would document how I felt and that seemed to really work for me. I’m hoping that this will be a repeat of that and help me bust through whatever obstacle is going on in my head.
The journal is broken up by days. Each day takes up two pages and has eight different sections. Plus a fun fit tip and a motivational quote!
– Today I am grateful for: This space is probably one of my favorites to fill out. It really makes you take a break, think about your life, and think about the good things in your life. Sure you might be having a bad day (we all have them) but this really helps you reflect on what’s truly important.
– My goal to live life fit today is: Overcoming smaller goals is crucial to long-term success. If I’m feeling down, I’ll look back and see all of the things I’ve accomplished with my journey so far. Usually these goals are something on the simpler side. For example – don’t eat any extra sweets at work or make it to the gym for at least 30 minutes today.
– One thing I appreciate about my strong bod today is: A lot of us wish there was something different about our body. Maybe we want to lose weight, maybe we want to gain muscle, maybe we don’t like our arms or our legs or whatever it is. But this one question makes you take note of the things you do like about your body. Which is definitely something we all need to do more of.
– Rate your day (workout, food, mood): A cute little space to just give yourself a quick recap of how your day went. How many minutes were you able to work out? How did your eating go and what was your energy level like? Most importantly, how was your mood? Did you have a good day? Were you happy? I’m interested to see how this changes as I start to eat better again and start working out again.
– Journal area: If you’re filling out a fitness journal like this, you need to be 1000% honest with yourself. In this area, I make sure to never get down on myself and never degrade myself. Instead, I write out what I’m feeling and why I might be feeling that way. Whether you missed a goal or you surpassed it, this is the space where you can put down your thoughts and push yourself to keep working.
– This inspires me: I use this area to remind myself why I’m doing this. When I’m tired and I don’t want to go to the gym or try to think of something healthy for dinner, I can look back at these and they keep pushing me forward.
So far I really like this journal and honestly, it’s actually helped. I want to be able to write things that will make me proud when I look back at them. While I know that I might not be able to workout