Let’s be honest, I been there as well in the past and I am sure that many of you are doing exactly the same. Wondering around the gym and randomly selecting machines, exercises and weights. After months only we wonder why we haven’t made much progress, this is one of the reasons why we need to keep a Fitness Journal.
If you want to achieve your goal in fitness such as lose weight, gain muscle or simply tone up it is really important to have a plan and track the progress this will also lead you to don’t give up along the way.
But what are the other reasons you should keep a Fitness Journal? I am sure there are plenty but for me, the followings are the most important:
- Track the progress
- Be able to adjust weights to exceed the previous limit
- Increase motivation
- Plan rest days in advance
- Track your Macros
A Fitness Journal doesn’t need to be anything complicated and my best suggestion is to start with exercise and weight track and macros which I believe are the most important one. It can be on your phone, on an exercise book or on your computer. My Fitness Journal is divided into two parts, for track my macros I use MyFitnessPal App on my iPhone and for exercise tracking, I like to have a small exercise book.
Also you want to track your progress on body weight in this case I use a normal scale and record all in the Health App of my iPhone, however, I will not hide the fact that sooner or later I will love to purchase a Body Analyzer Scale which will give me also some other information such as the Body Fat Percentage, Muscle Mass, Bones Density, Water Weight.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this article and that was of an interest. Please let me know in the comment what are your thought and how you keep track of your Fitness Progress.