Are you going to lead a healthier life in 2020? Are you going to eat right and workout on a regular basis? If you said “yes”, let me ask you this: “Why wait for the new year?”
If you’re like most people, you’re happy to put off working towards your goals until a “better” time. It’s okay, you can admit it… most of us do it. However, the truth is, there is no better time than now. So grab this free printable fitness journal and get started today!
There’s no denying it, working out is hard (with or without the free printable fitness journal). That whole “no pain, no gain” saying is spot on. However, there’s also no denying the health benefits of working out. According to the Mayo Clinic, working out:
– Controls weight
– Helps combat disease and health problems
– Improves mood
– Improves energy
– Promotes better sleep
– Improves one’s sex life
– Is fun
Okay, I’m not sure I believe that last one but still… the first six reasons are pretty good right?
The free printable fitness journal won’t physically make working out easier, but it can help motivate you and keep you working towards your ultimate goal of being healthier. It accomplishes this by tracking your progress and holding you accountable.
Snag a copy of this printable and keep track of your daily physical activity including duration, type of activity (ex. strength or cardio), and calories.
Tip: If you don’t have a fitness watch to track calories, there are (free) online sites that can provide you with an estimate of calories burned.
The free printable fitness journal also has a place for you to record daily water intake which is especially important when you’re working out and your weekly goal(s). Be sure to fill out your weekly goal! Having a concrete thing to work towards can help you stay on track.
Tip: When adding your goal(s) to the free printable fitness journal, think small. What you want to do is pick something that is actually possible. Challenge yourself but don’t set yourself up for failure. For example, on week one, challenge yourself to workout 3 times a week; do not challenge yourself to lose 20 pounds.
Save past journal sheets, so that you can track your progress over time. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’re able to workout 4, 5, or 6 times a week, and how quickly you start to look and feel better and stronger.
If you really want to live healthier, in addition to the free printable fitness journal, check out:
– The free printable food journal
– The free printable weight loss chart
– 3 simple tips for losing weight
– This guide to scoring weight loss deals and freebies
– Weight loss tips for college students – While this article was written specifically with college students in mind, most of the tips can be applied to anyone.