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.