Journal Your Exercise Program

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Did you ever think about maintaining an exercise journal? Keeping tabs of what exercises you are doing is the very key to your fitness success. How else will you know if what you're doing is working?

Maybe you are doing too many reps of one exercise and not enough of another. Keeping a workout journal will show what a great or not-so-great workout routine you're following. It will show that you are totally slacking off and you need to get back on that treadmill. Or it may reveal you're on the right track and should keep up the good work.


Who wants to take the time out of their busy day to write down in a book the workout and exercises just completed? It's difficult enough trying to fit in a vigorous workout as it is. By keeping a fitness journal, you will discover an entire plethora of fitness information about yourself. You may be working out too many days a week, thus harming your body by not taking time off.

Or you may be doing the complete opposite and not meeting the daily requirements for working out. That's where your fitness journal comes in. By writing down the days you worked out, what exercises you did, the equipment utilized can be a real eye opener to your workout routine.


Keeping an exercise journal will afford you the knowledge of discovering how to put variety into your workout routine. You may discover that you have been doing the same dull exercises every day. You may have quit working out and found your fitness log lying around in the house somewhere. By switching it up and varying your daily routine you will make the workout more interesting and stimulating. You may also discover a new and exciting way of exercising, such stripping to the beat. It's a much more fascinating way of exercising than doing dull sit-ups!


Your good old journal, your diary of exercise, will be the motivation you need to keep going. Your daily exercises will be printed in front of you, for you to see in black and white. You will stay motivated because you see in written word what you are doing that is so awesome for yourself. You will see the wonderful progress you have made, and how hard you have been working to accomplish those goals.