Write It to Lose It!
Don’t panic over what I’m about to tell you: You have some writing homework. Now, I’m not sending you back to fifth grade with this one, but I do want you to get comfortable putting your thoughts and emotions on paper. You may be skeptical about this, but journaling on a regular basis will play a key role in helping you meet your weight-loss goals.
Let me explain. Your journal is a place for you to write everything down, to see it in front of you, and to work through your problems and toward your goals. Without a journal, it’s too easy to avoid your hang-ups and stay in neutral.
Writing about your goals will also help you think them through: Do you want to be healthy, confident, physically and mentally strong? Are there clothes you want to wear that you can’t now? Do you want to see and feel yourself in your ultimate body, living a new life, playing with your kids, going on a date, getting compliments from friends or coworkers? Whatever your ultimate goals, physical and emotional, write them down in as much detail as you can, and refer back to them often. They will help you stay motivated on your journey.
If you have easy access to your computer every day, commit for one week to recording an entry a day in an online diary. It’s easy! You can keep track of your workouts, you can use it to organize your thoughts. And it’s a great place to record what’s going on with you where food is concerned, too!
For those times that your aren’t in front of you computer, choose anything from a simple lined notebook or a leather-bound blank diary. Besides writing down how you feel, you can include photos of yourself to chart your progress, pictures of clothes you’d like to wear, new recipes you’d like to try, and more. The sky’s the limit! The most important thing is to find a journal that suits you.
I personally enjoy using paper. I find typing everything doesn’t keep me committed. I enjoy having documentation right there in front of me in a notebook. My one office wall is going to be dedicated to my goals. I’m utilizing the wall in my office as a motivational wall. This way, when i’m writing blogs such as this, there are motivating captions all around me. Pictures, motivational quotes, my goals, and articles that interest me will be going up on the wall.
I’m excited for the next step in my journey. I’m currently in process of writing a book. Okay, I’m unsure it’ll ever actually become a BOOK for others to read, but I’ve gone through a lot; physically and emotionally. Why not share my experiences with others who may benefit from them to help cope with what they’re going through.
Until next time.
I just want to thank Jillian Michaels. Her articles inspire me to write these blogs 🙂