"A week into journalling and I'm both pleased and surprised with the results so far. My personal trainer suggested using a BestMe Life journal to be "accountable to myself". It sounded like a good idea. To paint the picture; I'm successful in my career and live a comfortable and happy existence in sunny Southsea. But I've been somewhat critical about my fitness and weight for too long now, feeling unsuccessful in my efforts in those areas no matter how much my trainer tries to help put things into perspective.
The journal has helped me to separate Exercise from Eating. I had conflated the two. Alongside that, I have clarified my goals. I had the usual a) be fit and b) lose weight and I have now found the b) lose weight is the thing. And I've been able to record and identify why it wasn't working.
I've identified that through the day, my eating habits are erratic and that I often over-eat. I've identified that I should refocus and start again on eating.
But, at the same time, I have realised that I can say: "I am fit" Recording wins is a challenge for me even when they're obvious. The journal has undoubtedly made me more positive about my exercise.
I've also quickly been able to identify new goals: reduce my caffeine intake, increase my water intake and probably most importantly, increase my self-esteem when it comes to physical appearance and fitness."
Words by SWEAT PT client