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The Best Workout Journals…My Top 3!

Lindsey Samuel Reviews

You know how important it is to keep track of everything in your life. You refuse to let anything fall through the cracks of your memory and take the steps necessary to ensure that this does not happen.

And so, it brings you here. You are looking for that something…that perfect journal that allows you to track your progress-your workout progress, your diet progress and your goal progress…ultimately, your weight loss progress.

But how are you going to find this perfect journal?

With my help and this post, of course.

Now, I will be clear. There is no way that I can define the “best” journal. Because whichever one is best will depend on you. It will depend on what are your preferences and your tastes. So, while I am providing you options, it’s all up to you to pick which one is best for you.

 

 

FITLOSOPHY FITBOOK: FITNESS PLANNER AND FOOD JOURNAL


Price: $22.95

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Size: 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches

Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

 

The Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Planner and Food Journal is the total package. From recording your healthy eating with focus on nutrients and water to your thoughts and inspiration and everything in between. It does not forget the basics- cardio, strength training and flexibility but also includes sleep, a very important factor in weight loss.  If you are someone who considers and takes account of all aspects of weight loss, this journal is for you.

 

If these are the things that impress you in a workout journal, make sure to pick it up here.

 

Pros

  • Helps you keep track of your workouts for 12 weeks.
  • Does not leave one aspect of weight loss out. Considers both the physical and mental parts of losing weight.
  • Includes a free download for the Fitbook and goal-setting app.
  • Lightweight and small in size. Convenient to carry around to log your workouts.

 

Cons

  • Because of its size, space is limited. May be a challenge to write detailed descriptions of weight loss activities.

 

 

 

WORKOUT JOURNAL – A DAILY FITNESS LOG


Price: $11.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Size: 4 – 1/2 inches wide x 7 – 1/2 inches high

Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

 

The Workout Journal – A Daily Fitness Log is the perfect journal for those of you who like to log each set and rep in your workout. Its dimensions make it incredibly easy to “stick in your pocket” and record every aspect of personal activity. What’s even better is the attention to detail it gives. With this journal, you will be able to record your cardio exercises, flexibility and strength training sessions, as well as any vitamins or supplements you may take. It even gives you the option to determine whether your goals have been met through “goals met” checkboxes and because it allows for weekly progress charts, you will be able to measure your progress.  

 

If these are the things you are looking for in a workout journal, get it here!

 

Pros

  • Can help you keep track for 3-6 months, depending on use.
  • Includes all elements necessary to track your workout and weight loss progress.
  • Great design. 
  • Goes the extra mile. Provides simple information on cardio, flexibility, strength training, tracking calories, tracking your progress, plus fitness tips and tricks and a list of online resources.
  • Small in size and lightweight. 

 

Cons

  • Space is limited. 

 

 

 

EAT DRINK MOVE SLEEP: A HEALTH TRACKING JOURNAL


Price: $11.12

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Size: 4 – 1/2  x  8 – 2/3 inches

Average Customer Review: 4 – 1/2 out of 5 stars

 

This little journal allows you to take control of your daily habits, be it sleeping, eating, exercising. It also ensures that you keep track of those daily mental balances. Let this journal help you to discover patterns, improve habits, and feel you very best…every day!

 

Pick up this journal here today!

 

Pros

  • Allows for self-improvement. Helps to track patterns so as to improve them.

 

Cons

  • Space is limited.

 

 

So these are my top 3 picks for the best workout journals out there. I hope this post has helped you to narrow down your choices and make a decision and commitment to keeping track of your health and weight loss goals.

32 thoughts on “The Best Workout Journals…My Top 3!

    • I honestly like the Fitbook the best. And one of the reasons is quite trivial when considering the bigger picture. I just like the overall look of the journal. It is sleek and moden. But the other reason is that I am able to jot down how I am feeling before or after my workout or even any motivation that I may have. I appreciate the Fitbook for that.

  • Amazing review. I have been looking into workout journals lately for my older brother. He’s really into working out. This review was great and helped me make my decision! Thanks for the great review.

  • I like the idea of these and to be honest I didn’t even know something like this existed. I could benefit from a fitness journal. Right now I just write down my meals on a piece of loose leaf and I keep track of my workouts in a calendar. It would make alot more sense to have everything in one place so it’ll be easier to keep track of and compare different days/weeks.

  • Hi,

    keeping track during the weight lost program is awesome, but I am curious, how do you convince yourself to keep doing all the time? I am always to lazy when it comes to keeping track aboutm my exercising. I set up clear goal for this year: Marathon. Even though I am trying to be on track on my weekly distances, I always forget to write it down :-(.

    • I always try to keep my journal close wherever I exercise. This way I don’t forget and I can jot down details about my workout either during or after. Convenience really makes a difference with keeping up a journal! Maybe this could work for you.

  • Great article on the journals you mentioned. Me personally I like to keep track of the workouts and the miles I ran simply for one reason, it actually keeps me motivated to keep going when I take a look at all the work I already put in. Great article, I’m gonna havce to check out one of the journals you mentioned, and they aren’t that expensive either.

  • This helps quite a bit! My wife just mentioned the other day that she wanted to pick up a health journal. Personally, I like the first one because it has an app available… I am more tech oriented than my wife. She could care less.

    • You should definitely pick it up for her and surprise her! I’m sure she’ll appreciate the app when she uses it…and you can use it too!

  • Thanks Lindsey. Any one of these should do the trick. I always begin my program with a scrap of paper that ends up lost somewhere and then I start again. (Rinse and repeat). I would probably go for #2!!!

    • We’ve all had problems with our handy scrap of paper! Lol. Keeping everything in one place is definitely a better option! I’m glad you like number 2!

  • I never seems to keep track of my fitness schedule. Good that I came across your post about workout journals. I like the second one. Will check in Amazon! Thanks for sharing!

  • Hi Lindsey,

    Thanks for the great post about the fitness journals. By the way, What is your pick out of the three journals that you have mentioned? I’m confused between the “Fitlosophy Fitbook” and the “WorkoutJournal”. The fitlosophy fitbook looks to be little expensive than the other one. Does it really worth the price? Please help.

    Regards,
    Manivannan Y

    • I think the Fitlosophy is definitely worth the price! Yes, it is a little on the pricey side but it deals with everything that you need to consider when losing weight. The other two are also good and it just depends on your needs and preferences. Hope this helps!

  • Hey Lindsey,

    Never thought of getting a workout journal. But this would be a good idea.

    I think the process of just writing something down is a great habit to develop to keep you on track.

    Ravi

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes crazy with all the organizational aspects of creating a workout and keeping a journal lol. These are really cool. I like the top one the best.

  • Hi Lindsey,

    Thanks for the info, it’s just what I was looking for.

    I’m going with the “Eat Drink Move Sleep: A Health Tracking Journal”

    Love the site,
    Greg

  • This is a great article, I tried once to make my own workout journal but it didn’t work out because I wasn’t consistent and didn’t really now how to prepare it properly. So these are definitely good options.
    Paulina

  • Great ideas that you have posted here. I guess many of our exercise plans did not go through because we didn’t get it written down, so the workout journal would be a big step towards achieving our goals.

  • This is awesome! I didn’t have a clue that these kind of journals exist! I can see myself buying one now for sure. Love the idea! Great review, thanks for sharing!!!

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