Exercise is a popular pastime in our society — trips to the gym, walking, running. Across the globe, many people make a daily workout and watching what they eat. Combining this with a busy lifestyle can be quite challenging. One of the easiest ways to help you stay on track is to keep track of your healthy habits. This will allow you to see what you actually do to stay healthy and even fit
Buy a notebook. . A simple school-type exercise book will do. The more data-literate people can set up an Excel spreadsheet on a PC, but this will take more time.
Write down in your book habits as they are now. Be honest with yourself in recording what you eat and how much exercise you do. Also include how much sleep you get and how much alcohol and tobacco you consume.
Weigh yourself and get a friend to take your measurements around the chest, waist and hips. Compare these with the weight and dimensions you want to have.
Set your goals. Make a note of the ideal weight you want to be, what body part you want to reduce and what you want to change in your diet and exercise program.
Create a weekly chart. A basic weekly chart to be created at the start of each week. For each day in the diet to follow and exercise you intend to take on the day. Time management is important, remember, you still have a lifestyle to follow so make it a manageable level. Make a part of a daily record.
Write the chart every day. Be honest. Record what you eat and how much exercise you did. This is very important because it gives you a real sight of the difference between what you want to accomplish and what you actually do.
Keep recording your progress over at least a month until you feel you are on track with what you want to achieve. For continued success, it pays to continue to keep a simple daily journal.
Tips and Warnings
Rest is just as important as exercise when you follow a healthy lifestyle.
Never start a strict diet or exercise without seeing a doctor and get a proper health check.