writing it out: that time i started to journal.

January 4, 2012 in a better me,goals,life

Remember the days when we used to keep diaries? And then somewhere between elementary school and high school it turned into the art of journaling? — Which was just a more “mature” {ha!} way of saying “diary”? 

Well, since then, I have dabbled here and there with returning to the whole journal thing. But I could never get it catch — or stop feeling like a diary. 

But as part of my “2012: Journey to being a better me” odyssey {of sorts}, I’ve decided to start writing things down. I don’t feel comfortable calling it journaling… yet. So far I’m just writing down things to keep me on track with my goals. 

And so far, it feels good.

I’m tracking exercise: what I’m doing and how I feel before and after. I’m tracking food: what I eat; how I’m feeling before and after; and when I eat it. and I’m tracking feelings: the good, the bad, and the ugly. And why. 

I’m hoping that this process reminds me that I feel awesome after a workout, even though I may have felt blah beforehand; and to maybe realize that cutting out certain foods {ie. gluten, sugar and dairy} might actually make my stomach and body feel better; and by tracking how I’m feeling, I may be able to accept those feelings and quickly move on instead of dwelling on them.

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SoNotIram January 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I've tried many times to keep a journal but always end up failing. I'm much better at writing whatever I want on my laptop so I just do that now 🙂

xo

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Nikolett January 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Love the cover of that journal! And I think it's great that you're tracking things down; I used to keep multiple diaries that I'd write in for two months straight and then abandon, and I'd love to pick it up again. Love that you're tracking the 'before & after', it's a great thing to look back on! Hope you have an amazing Wednesday 🙂

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Jen January 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Such a cute journal! I often think about starting a journal again, but I barely have time for my blog right now so that will have to do. Hahaha!! But this is inspirational…you will have to keep us update 🙂 Happy New Year honey!

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Katelin January 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

oh have fun! love the journal and hope you keep it up, it really will be something fun to look back on.

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Fizzgig January 5, 2012 at 2:06 am

good for you! ive been journaling since I was 12, and aside from the sheer panic of what will happen when i die and everyone learns my innermost thoughts…i cant think of a single thing that has helped me improve myself. reading past years entries always makes me reflect on where i was at the time of those entries, and certainly, as you evolve mentally, proud of how far you have come!!

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