I can’t believe these journal sheets are going to go on sale tomorrow! I’m scared and excited at the same time. It’s always a scary thing to put yourself out there and not know what kind of feedback you’ll get. My hope is that each of these pages may help someone. Whether it’s to finally make a decision to start their fitness regime, to start again, or to start a brand new plan…I just hope that it will help someone out there achieve their goals to better themselves. I wanted to take a moment to go into detail of the design of the journal pages. I thought really hard about the way my workouts, dieting, schedule, and life works. I wanted to make these pages functional, meaningful, and well designed.
The core of the journal pages are in the daily pages. I believe each day is a chance to start fresh, have a clean slate. It doesn’t have to be the 1st of the month, it doesn’t have to be Monday. Each day is a chance to be better and that all begins with your goals. Daily goals should be small, actionable steps toward a bigger goal. Bigger goals like your weekly and monthly goals. I’ve created an area in each daily page for you to set 3 goals (4 including drinking your daily allowance of water). Each goal has a box next to it so you can reward yourself with a check when you’ve completed your goal. I don’t know about you, but whenever I check a box completed I feel so accomplished! 🙂 You’ll see next to your goals is Today’s Victories. It’s a chance to reflect on the day and focus on what you did right instead of what you did wrong. The last thing we need on this fitness journey is negativity, and a lot of times that comes from our own hearts and minds. So let’s stay positive and celebrate every victory no matter how large or small!
Just below the goal section is your food and workout log. It’s a place where you can log your food, input nutrition facts, write down your workout, log your steps..practically anything you want. I use it to log my food and the carb intake of each meal (since I’m on a low carb diet) as well as my work outs. Next to it is your meal prep for the next day. This area helps me stay on track and make sure I have something to eat tomorrow. The more prepared I am, the less likely I’ll fall off track! If I don’t have food in the fridge ready to eat the next day I’ll end up at a drive-thru somewhere lol.
Finally, at the very bottom is an area for thoughts, inspiration, quotes, and notes. It’s a great area to just jot down what you’re thinking or give you a friendly reminder to stay focused. Most of the page is unlined so you can structure each section as you need. You can illustrate, write, and use the area in any creative way you choose!
These daily pages mean so much to me. This is where the action and the work happens. This is my chronicled proof that I am taking each day and working toward a better me. I’m not perfect, I might skip days, but these pages help me remember to keep trying and that each day is a new day. A fresh start. 🙂