Reasons to Document your Fitness Journey
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your fitness journey, you’ll need motivation to get up and get moving everyday.
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your fitness journey, you’ll need motivation to get up and get moving everyday. You might look toward the fitness accounts you follow on social media or your accountability buddy, but nothing beats the motivation found within yourself. Documenting your fitness journey can help. Documenting your fitness journey--either for yourself or for social media-- can help you stay on track when it comes to your health and wellness goals.
Accountability acts as an excellent motivator when it comes to meeting your goals. Documenting your fitness journey can help keep you accountable to the goals you’ve set for yourself. Taking an honest look at both your successes and shortcomings on your fitness journey allows you to track your efforts and measure your progress. It also allows you to see the areas you need to work on and can help you create S.M.A.R.T goals that will help you focus your efforts moving forward.
Most likely, your fitness journey will consist of many small wins over a long period of time; each little achievement can help motivate you on to the next one. However, you might not even recognize these wins until you take a step back.
Documenting your fitness journey can help you see how far you’ve come since you began. It makes the small wins and successes more obvious, and allows you to use them as a source of encouragement as you continue.
Keeping track of your journey can help remind you of the “why” behind your actions and will help you persevere even when you face setbacks and challenges.
Seeing how far you’ve come on your fitness journey offers you an opportunity to practice gratitude.
Gratitude makes you more aware of the good you have found through this journey and can help you develop a deeper appreciation and respect for your body as a temple of the Holy Spirit.
In doing so, you can further develop your intrinsic motivation for exercising and making healthy lifestyle choices.
Beginning to document your fitness journey is easy!
You can record your short-term and long-term fitness goals, your milestones and achievements, and challenges you’d like to overcome by taking photos, keeping a journal, or even starting a blog or an Instagram account to share your progress with friends and family.
It can help make your journey more satisfying and enjoyable, and will ultimately help you reach for and achieve your wellness goals.
Documenting your fitness journey? Tag Pietra Fitness on social media so we can cheer you on!