I was given the opportunity to this fitness journal from one of my amazing Sweat Pink Ambassador sisters, Sara Evanchick. I received a free digital copy of the fitness journal but no compensation for this post so, as always, all opinions are my own. But I really wanted to make you aware of this amazing resource as you embark on your fitness and nutrition journey. After learning about Sara’s story, she clearly understands what it takes to lose weight and lead a healthy life.
Here’s a little about Sara:
Sara Evanchick is a busy mom that finally decided to take charge of her health! Using real food and exercise, she has lost over 100 pounds and overcome several serious health problems. Now she works to inspire and motivate others on their quest for a healthy life.
As you know from reading my other posts, I take a simple approach to fitness and nutrition. My 30 Day Fitness and Challenge is the perfect example of that; it’s just a series of daily emails that give you a daily nutrition tip and a 10 minute video to get you moving. I don’t believe in crazy diet plans or special pills or anything other than eating real food and moving more. That’s the secret to losing weight is really simple – eat real, unprocessed foods and move more. Based on that philosophy, the Eat Well, Sweat Often Fitness Journal really appeals to me. Like Sara explains in the introduction, anyone of any fitness level can use this journal. It’s a great way to keep you on track and moving toward your goals, no matter what your goals may be.
Take a look at one of the daily pages:
Super easy to use, right? Simply write down your sleep, food, your activity, and water consumption for the day. While many people encourage more detailed food logging for weight loss, I find this too cumbersome and get discouraged quickly having to record every little food item. I’m not a huge advocate of counting calories in most cases anyway. Here’s my logic on that – if you have a slice of pizza, you know that’s not the healthiest choice. So do you need to record crust, sauce, cheese, pepperoni, etc? Even just the act of writing that you ate pizza is enough to make you conscious of what you ate that day. You can look at the food names you write down and know if you are making good choices are not. With healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, it’s hard to eat an excessive amount of calories. Simple is better, especially if you are just getting started. And I love the question of the day and the space to record any challenges or successes you’ve had that day. With a daily message to consider, this journal will help keep you motivated and moving forward. Even if you get a little off track, it can help you quickly get back on track.
Not only does the journal include daily sheets, you get a spot to record weekly goals and meal plan. Both of these are essential for reaching your goals. One of the quotes I love is “a goal without a plan is just a dream”. Do you want to keep wishing or doing? Consider this journal your GPS to reaching your fitness and health goals!
Sara has been kind enough to offer my readers a special discount too! How cool is that?!? You can order Eat Well Sweat Often here and enter discount code SPLOVE at checkout. And be sure to check out Sara’s Facebook page too!
What is your biggest challenge to eating well and sweating often? Do you record your food and workouts?