Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics-Athlete-For-Life-journaling for insight and maximizing results

journaling for insight and maximizing results

In General by Adam Friedman

“I had no idea how poorly I was eating until I wrote down EVERYTHING.”

That statement plays out time and again, when my clients journal a few days of their food intake for the first time.

It’s amazing how quickly they realize WHY they aren’t making progress.

You see, the kind of transparency you get from journaling is invaluable to your understanding of what’s working and what’s not.

That’s why I want you to get that journaling will keep you:

  • Honest
  • Learning
  • On the right path
  • Mindful of where you are
  • Without writing things down, it’s way too easy to live in a world of alternative facts.

I’ve seen so many people struggle who are masters at living in this delusion. As a result, they are champions of justifying why they are a victim of their circumstances.

But that’s not going to be the champion legacy you leave is it? No way! Not on my watch.

Journaling allows you to take control of the wheel of your ship. It’s navigating and knowing where you are and how you got there. This is what allows you to adjust and refine the path for smoother sailing.

To be blunt, journaling means that you can no longer buy your own bullshit.

The journey to being an athlete for life is in front of you…here and now.

Take ownership by picking up a pen and notebook to write your:

  • Goal and the standards that define it
  • Declared timeline for achievement
  • Outline process goals with strategies and tactics
  • Schedule of reassessments for key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Daily monitoring that includes things such as:
    • Your food sources and quantities.
    • Meal timing, including your energy and appetite before and after.
    • How many hours you sleep? What’s the quality? How do you feel when you wake up?
    • What’s the trend of your resting heart rate & Heart Rate Variability (HRV)?
    • What your stress level has been like.
    • Note your travel.
    • How many days of intense exercise are you doing and for how long?
    • Note your recovery strategies.
    • At the end of each day, answer the question, What did I learn?

As you can see in these examples, there are a number of variables that can impact your results.

But keep it simple to start. This will give you the best chance to build journaling as a habit.

Tracking relevant criteria will give you the insight you need to create accountability. As well as make the adjustments necessary to be successful.

Remember, you cannot improve what you do not measure.

The time is now.

Committed to your success,