5 Reasons To Keep A Training Diary

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BY Hemron/ 05 Jan 2023

5 Reasons To Keep A Training Diary

When you can’t make sense of your exercise routine and where you are going wrong, as well as what you are doing right, a fitness journal may be your answer. It will allow you the confidence of knowing that each workout is bringing you closer to your goal. The top five reasons to keep a training journal are listed below.

Breaking it down

  1. You are probably not using all the equipment available in your gym. It is easy to stick to the ones you are comfortable with and missing opportunities offered by the equipment you leave. Try to learn about and use an unfamiliar piece of equipment 2 or 3 times a week and record the effects you experienced in your diary.
  2. It will remind you of how strong you are becoming Your diary can bring positive feelings!. Seeing your weight, BMI and measurements and how they have changed will motivate you more.
  3. Identifying Problem Areas. By keeping a diary, you are creating a roadmap of what works and what needs to be improved. Keeping track of sleeping and eating habits is important when problem-solving why you may have to cut a session short because you are tired, for example. Also include stress factors in your records.

Getting it all out

Identifying Problem Areas. By keeping a diary, you are creating a roadmap of what works and what needs to be improved. Keeping track of sleeping and eating habits is important when problem-solving why you may have to cut a session short because you are tired, for example. Also include stress factors in your records.
4. Use your diary to express your feelings. It is a great way of sorting things out in your head and encouraging positive mental health. It becomes a trip down memory road. You will be able to use it to document your entire fitness journey.
5. It becomes a reminder of how far you have come and your inner strength and purpose. You will be amazed by yourself!