Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Changing My Perspective

Last week, I shared about starting my fitness journal.  I'm almost three weeks into my journey now.  If I had known what a difference keeping a fitness journal would make, I would have started one a long time ago! 

I jot down notes throughout the day and do a summary at night.  I'm noticing trends and patterns in my behavior that I had never noticed before journaling.  I find myself stopping to check my motives before I grab a snack and pushing myself a little harder with my workouts.  I'm seeing the patterns of how everything fits together - emotions, fitness, sleep, eating habits, and more.

Even though this hasn't been a great week for me fitness wise (I haven't felt too great and have taken it easy the past two days), I know I'm gaining better control of my eating habits.  I'm being more mindful of everything I put in my mouth.  The results (as of Monday) are 1 1/2 pounds that are now GONE.  It's a small victory, but a victory nonetheless.  

It's all tying together for me - emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health.  If one is out of balance, everything is out of balance.  With God's help, I'm changing each aspect and striving for a healthier, stronger life.

1 comment:

  1. I know I do a lot better with healthy eating when I keep a food journal (I use so it makes sense that the same would go for exercise, etc. There are a lot of us in the same boat here on the internet, and I know that with a good support system, and God as the foundation, we will be strong enough to get it done.


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