Many people who have lost weight and kept it off successfully swear by a fitness journal. The most important thing you can do for your health and fitness is properly tracking your progress. The reason is simple. A fitness journal helps you stay on track and plan ahead. It enables you keep track of your progress. Keeping track of your efforts can be a powerful tool for staying motivated. By having a clear idea of what you are going to do each day you exercise with a purpose.
Wondering how to get started with an exercise program? Whether you are looking to rediscover the joy of moving or someone who is just getting started, with the right mindset you can have long-term success. The health benefits of regular exercise are hard to ignore. Exercise reduces stress, boosts your metabolism, your mood, improves your self-confidence and more. Whether you are looking to start a structured exercise program or just want to make exercise a part of your daily routine, the key is getting started!
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with regular exercise, proper nutrition can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Without proper nutrition to compliment your regular exercise regimen, you could be wasting your efforts. You cannot have one without the other. Or put simply, if you do not eat healthy and thus eat more calories then you burn in a day, you actually gain weight instead of losing it.
Over the years I struggled with anorexia. Starving yourself is not good, and also not an easy thing to do since the body needs nourishment for energy. That said, my answer to the best of both worlds, was drugs. Being skinny and having energy, the only thing I knew, was drugs. When I finally got sober, the pounds hit me like a ton of bricks.