Track Your Wellness Journey With This Special Technique!

Keeping a Journal Can Help on Your Health Journey!

When was the last time you sat down and really thought about how you’re feeling when it comes to your health and wellness – the actions you’re taking, where you’re headed and what your big (and small!) goals are?

I’ve got a tip for you today that I personally find to be helpful, especially when it comes to healthy eating!

It’s an idea I have discovered along the way from various sources, it’s called reflective journaling. It can be an awesome tool to track your fitness and wellness.

Basically, it’s like a food/workout log – except you record your ideas, thoughts, feelings, wins, and challenges as you create healthy new habits and try new things.

Journaling can be especially helpful when it comes to sticking with new habits, because writing things down can give you some clues as to why some habits “stick” more easily than others. Journals work best when you write in them at regular intervals – daily or weekly – so you have a record to look back on to see what worked (and what needs work).

Your don’t have to make a lot of rules about what goes into your journal, and your entries don’t have to long involved writing projects. Even better, they can be short and sweet!

For instance, you might include workout information, whether you feel tired/energized, whether your eating is on track, any new recipes/foods you’ve tried, how you feel after eating certain foods, your mood/level of enthusiasm, etc.

Not only will your journal be a part of your support system and hold you accountable, it’ll give you a record of what’s going well, and what needs attention. Over time, you will notice patterns.

Tim Ferris (author and entrepreneur) journals every single day.

In fact, a contact of mine told me that she had read in one of his books that he said something to the effect of (I’m paraphrasing here) If I want to look or feel like I did when I was 25, I could because I know exactly what I ate, what my workout was, and how I felt.

That’s REALLY powerful to be able to do that. Plus, once you’ve been keeping a journal for a while, it is fun to look back over your progress. You get to see the new activities you’ve tried and the goals you’ve achieved.

I do have one suggested “rule” for your journal: Let it be a positive and empowering tool. You can use it to coach yourself with positive reinforcement vs. nagging at yourself for missing a workout.

Basically, talk to yourself as if you were your own best friend. It goes a long way toward helping you uncover the underlying things that motivate you.

Getting into journaling is a habit in itself.

I recommend setting aside a couple of minutes at a regular time every day to jot down your entries. The end of the day is a good time because you’ll have perspective to “wrap up” your day. Or, if you are writing weekly, Sunday is a good day to review your previous week and set goals for the coming week.

If you’re not sure about your own wellness and fitness goals, I’d love to help. Just >>CONTACT ME<< and we can chat to see if there’s anything I can do to help!

Have a great day!


Do you struggle with menu planning?

We want to make planning meals even easier for you.

Spend more time with your family, and less time figuring out what to eat and keep it healthy at the same time!

We are sharing with you the, Menu Planning Made Easy eBook you can get today for FREE!



Are you ready to make permanent, positive changes in your life?

Do you want to feel healthy, sexy, strong, and energized again?

Do you need an accountability partner to help get you on track with your health goals?

I would love to help you move forward on your Health Journey!

Together we can age positively and have you sharing in an active life with your family as you have always imagined!

Contact me to set up your FREE Discovery Call today!!

I CANNOT wait to hear from you!

P.S. We also have a Pantry Clean Out Service for those living in the Southwest, MO area!

Not sure what foods you should be stocking in your pantry or cabinet?

CLICK HERE to check it out!

Don't live in the Southwest, MO? No problem!

If you purchase the eBook, Pantry Clean Out Tips: A Simple Guide to Healthier Eating,

you get a comprehensive guide to go through category by category and

clean out that pantry or cabinet and restock with healthy alternatives!

CLICK HERE to purchase your copy of:

Pantry Clean Out Tips: A Simple Guide to Healthier Eating

P.S.S. Want to join our tribe of positive aging warriors?

Want more positive aging health and wellness tips, recipes, free challenges, and support?

Join the private, Facebook group, Simple Healthy Living Over 50 today!

Health and happiness,

Alicia Williamson RN, BSN, MSNW, CHC

#journaling #keepajournal #foodjournal #fitnessjournal #postworkoutsnacks #healthysnacks #snackingforpower #resistancetrainingover50 #weightliftingover50 #tipstogetbackontrack #backontrack #cheatmeals #cheatdays #buyhealthyeathealthy #healthywholefoods #whatarehealthyfoods #healthyfoods #healthylifestyle #fitafter50 #fitandhealthyafter50 #helpwithwillpower #willpower #healthyhabits #keephealthyhabits #keepontrack #getbackontrack #facethestorm #timetobeginagain #beginagain #startfresh #alwaysanotherchance #changeisgood #positiveaging #healthyaging #agepositively #livewell #healthymindset #howtobuildahealthymindset #mindsetiseverything #theskyisthelimit #whatisyourwhy #healthgoals #setyourselfupforsuccess #attitudeadjustment #changeyourlife #positivemindset #believeinyourdreams #dreambig #habits #babyboomer #babyboomerhealth #babyboomerhealthcoach #healthcoach #nursehealthcoach #rnhealthcoach #healthmattersnutritionandwellnessllc

9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All