This post is brought to you by Rockridge Press.
You all know that I am quite obsessed with planners, stationary, pens, washi tape, stickers–you name it. So I am over the moon that I have partnered with Rockridge Press to tell you all about this brand new amazing 12 Week Fitness Journal.
We all know that making a life change can be super hard–especially when it comes to health and fitness. You may start off fast and furious with amazing salads, a fantastic workout routine and so much more but you know where the hard part comes? Sticking with it! I know how hard that can be and that is why I strongly believe in WRITING THINGS DOWN. Digital is fantastic but there is something special about putting pen to paper and looking back at your progress.
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Writing things down makes it stick
Journaling can be super therapeutic. Sure writing notes down on your phone is helpful, but writing messages down on paper somehow makes things stick much easier. The 12 Week Fitness Journal give you plenty of room to not only plan your week but go into amazing detail about your workouts to easily see when you need to switch things up like take it up a notch or even dial things down.
Progress over time
You may start by walking for 10 minutes then 15, then 20. Or even walking 1 mile, then running 2! It is such a sense of satisfaction to see your progress on the fitness side or even see how you were able to clean up your diet with healthier substitutions over the 12 week period. Plus if you are training for a big race or sporting event, it can be great to have that record for when you want to improve things for the next time you do it.
It’s 12 weeks, not a whole year
It can get quite intimidating to approach changing your lifestyle in an entire year. Something about 12 weeks–3 months is so much easier to digest. Making small changes over the course of 3 months can be a great catalyst to a permanent lifestyle change! Plus you can really see in detail what worked and what did not, day by day.
You can have a personal trainer/dietician evaluate your progress
Keeping a log of your exact workouts and food intake can be super beneficial if you have a professional take a look at your journal. They could probably pick out where your problem areas are (too many carbs/fats/sugars or too much cardio not enough strength training) and get you where you need to be.
You can accessorize!
One of my favorite parts of planning are the accessories! Washi tape, and stickers are so much fun and add your own personality to the journal. You can add stickers based on your moods or even your accomplishments. It’s a really fun way to make it your own!