Part of this journey is understanding a much bigger issue around my relationship with food. It’s a little too deep and real for some people, but much like most addictions, there’s some kind of escape, crutch, coping, emotional and/or psychological thing going on there. It’s one of the reasons why a quick and easy fix will never work, because that kind of addictive behavior will only lead you back to the unhealthy habits you had once before.
That being said, I have found a lot of help in dealing with that side of this journey through both actual therapy and also journaling. Journaling has helped me take the time to reflect on where I’ve been, what I’m doing, and where I want to go.
Just to be clear, journaling doesn’t have to be this 12-year-old “Dear Diary…” type of entry. It can be focused on your goals, what you’re doing, how you’re feeling, what things you’re grateful for, whatever you need and want it to be. I found this Fitspiration journal on CRGibson.com. What I like most about this journal is that you don’t have to really think about what things to write. Instead, it gives you a format to follow:
- 3 Things I am Grateful for Today
- My Goal to Live Life Fit Today Is…
- One Thing I Appreciate About My Strong Bod Today Is…
- RATE YOUR DAY
- MOVE: Today’s Workout
- NOURISH: Today’s Food
- REFLECT: Today’s Mood
- A Fit Tip (different every day)
- Writing space for you to reflect and write your thoughts (if you wish)
- An inspirational quote (different every day)
- This Inspires Me…
I highly recommend this journal. And, if you don’t care for this cute blue cover with the “No Goal Was Met Without a Little Sweat” quote, you might also like this black one that says, “FIT HAPPENS.” on the outside.
If you have any questions about journaling and how it’s helped me and how it might help you, please feel free to contact me (or feel free to leave a comment below).