Are you on a mission to maintain a healthy lifestyle? It can be incredibly helpful to keep a food journal or an exercise log as you take this journey! By keeping track of your health habits you’ll become more mindful of your choices, spot problems, and assess your progress. As usual, your Rocketbook notebook can help!
If you’re working to eat better in the new year, you’ll experience many benefits from keeping a food journal! A food log will help you spot those small indulgences that add up. Eat a piece of candy here and drink a soda there and you’ll be consuming major calories before you know it. With a food log, you can identify those small, but high-calorie treats and find a better alternative.
Logging your eating habits will also help you spot problem patterns. If you notice that you’re always mindlessly snacking at nighttime, you might want to think of a healthier way to relieve yourself of the day’s stress, like exercise or meditation. Or maybe try reorganizing how you eat with Intermittent Fasting.
Food logs are also useful for identifying food intolerances. If you’re feeling bloated or sick to your stomach after eating certain foods, like gluten or dairy, that might be a sign to try eliminating those foods from your diet. Or at least don’t go on any spaceship rides for 30 minutes after eating.
A Rocketbook notebook is the perfect place to keep a food log! The executive size is especially handy for carrying in your purse or work bag. You’ll have it with you whenever you need it.
Select a page for a daily food log, with spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and alcohol/desserts:
Designate a symbol in your Rocketbook app for a food log folder in your cloud destination of choice. At the end of each day, upload the log and wipe the slate clean. Over time, you’ll build up an electronic log of your eating for you to look back on.
If you need some extra accountability, consider sharing your food log with a friend. Having someone who checks in on your progress every once in a while can create enough peer pressure you to make much healthier choices. In this case, peer pressure is actually a good thing.
Keeping an exercise log can help you achieve your fitness resolutions. You’ll keep yourself honest — the log knows if you decided to hit the gym or watch Netflix (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Additionally, when your goal is something big, like losing 25 pounds or running a marathon, it can be inspiring to watch your progress over time even when your big goal still seems lightyears away.
An exercise tracker also takes some of the decision-making out of working out. You’ll have a solid plan for the week, and then it will just be a matter of making it happen. The fewer decisions you have to make, the more likely you are to stick with it!
Over time, you’ll notice what’s easy for you and what’s a challenge. Maybe you do great with morning workouts, but struggle with evening exercise. An exercise log will give you data-driven insight into your own problems and preferences!
It can be tough to keep track of your weekly exercise minutes, and that’s where an exercise log comes in! Like a food journal, an exercise log is a fantastic tool for building new habits around movement. Structure your exercise log to match your movement goals and personal preferences. If you’re more word-focused, you might do something like this:
If you like numbers, you might find it rewarding to track like this:
No matter your design preference, just make sure the layout you choose works for you. You don’t need to be Pablo Picasso to create an effective fitness tracker. Although, you don’t have to make the tracker intentionally ugly either.
Whether you’re trying to eat healthy, exercise more, or need help picking a 2020 resolution, Rocketbook is the perfect tool to help you track your progress! Resolve this year to keep a food journal or maintain an exercise log and let us know how it goes. We’d love to hear how you use your Rocketbook notebook to reach your fitness goals and what your results have been.
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