I’ve learned the importance of keeping track of my workouts. In the past year that I’ve started lifting, I realized that I need to push myself harder than I did the last time. It’s important to keep track of the weight and reps of each exercise so you know where to start the next time.
When I first started lifting, I never kept a journal. I would always guess my starting weight and work off that. I found myself not lifting as heavy because it wouldn’t push me to start as heavy as I should have.
I wanted to share my workout journal with you guys today! This is how I keep track of my workouts. It’s not the most glamorous thing you’ve ever seen, but it does the job!
It has a pen holder attached and a hard cover. I bring it with me every day to the gym.
I write down my workout every day and leave spaces to fill in the weight and reps. I put the date and time at the top and I also add any notes on how I felt that day and where I struggled.
At the bottom of each day, I’ll list the cardio I did (if any) and also my heart rate average, maximum and calories burned. Yeah….you can tell I like to track EVERYTHING.
At the back of the book, it has a little pocket which is perfect for my printed workouts. I keep them there and copy them onto the page when I do it.
I remember when I first found this journal and logged my first couple workouts in it. I told my boyfriend, “Imagine if I ever finished so many workouts that I finished all these pages!” I remember thinking that would be a crazy and long journey if that were to ever happen. Well….I only have a few pages left, folks! I don’t know how many pages were in this thing but there were a LOT!
You can see the black place holder that is at the bottom left of the picture. That’s how far along I am in my journal! Wow!
There are many other journals you can find online or you can just make your own out of any notebook you find at the store.
Here’s a cute one!!! It’s a 160 page journal that you can order with lines or blank pages. Cute Cute CUTE! If you want to order one, you can HERE.
Do you keep a workout journal to push you every day?