Journal to Power Up Your Performance

podcast Dec 04, 2018
 

I wasn’t a huge fan of journaling until recently. It wasn’t that I didn’t like journaling or believe in it, I just didn’t understand how it could benefit me or my clients. Since then, I’ve started thinking about it more, and I’ve started introducing journal prompts in my clients’ weekly training plans. Does it help? Research says it does.

Here are a few of the points I cover in this week's episode:

  • Most of us could use more confidence, and writing about your feelings, insecurities and successes is a great way to build confidence.
  • Keeping a journal helps us be more mindful. It helps us see the connections between our behaviors, frustrations, our beliefs and our actions.
  • If you’re keeping a health and fitness journal, you might want to track your workouts or your nutrition habits. It will help you see patterns that you might not otherwise be aware of.
  • Often, it’s hard to change behaviors because we know we have a habit of starting and quitting. So, when we say we are starting a running program, our brain almost mocks us… yeah… sure you are. I’ll give it 3 days. You can use your journal to provide yourself with "proof" that you are someone who really does follow through on their commitments. 
  • When we write about our running, or fitness or health, it help us put more thought into what we are doing. If we skip a workout for a reason that we know deep down was that we “didn’t feel like it,” we still have to write about it and explore the emotions behind it – and that helps us stay on track for next time.
  • And, journaling helps us visualize our success.

Tune in for more reasons why journaling is good for you. 

If you'd like to be part of the 6 day journaling challenge, click here. It's free, and I'll give you some resources to get you started.

You can join the 6 day journal challenge I mentioned here: https://www.crushingmygoals.com/p/journal and watch the video at the top of this post for more about journaling. 

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About your Podcast Host:

Coach Kim explores topics that will help you power up your life so that you can design a life you love. If you are ready to think, feel, train and live like a champion, tune in for expert interviews and real talk that will give you the tools and courage you need to chase your dreams.

Coach Kim Peek is a fitness and real-food enthusiast who is also a theater-mom, dog-mom and breast cancer survivor. Kim has a number of coaching certifications including: ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Healthy Running. She is certified to teach a variety of fitness formats, and is constantly studying movement, motivation and other wellness topics to unlock success secrets for her audience. Kim is also a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist. 

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