Tip of the Day: Write it Out!

One of my less talked about tips for transformation success doesn’t have a thing to do with barbells or meal plans: Keep a journal (similar monthly planner/journal as the one above available here)! Writing just one line a day in a favorite journal is an easy way to create a little log of inspiration for future use. I like to jot down at least ONE daily win (or “small victory”)—whether it’s big or small—to serve as a reminder for more difficult times about how far I’ve come.

Some of my favorite journals and tools to keep you motivated:

True transformation is a lifelong journey with plenty of bumps along the road, so having a record of the highs and wins along the way is so motivating. Of course, not every day is sunshine and roses, so I log my hard times too. I’ve found that being able to look back at the hard and seeing how far I’ve come is extremely motivating. Try it for 30 days and see how you feel! All it takes is a line a day.



Related reading:

5 Steps to a Powerful, No Fail, New Year…and Beyond
Transformation Tip: Accountability Calendar
Our Transformation Mantras + Top Tips for Success
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  1. Kayla - September 8, 2017

    Hi. I’m starting the 7 Day Carb Cycle Solution and I’m wondering if it would work to keep up my strength training/HIIT/cardio routine up (approx 50-60 min a day) instead of doing to shredders and shapers routine that Chris designed in his book. Thanks.

    • Team Powell - September 11, 2017

      Hi Kayla: Yes! You can totally do your own workout program as long as you’re including both cardio and strength training.

  2. Annie - September 8, 2017

    This is such a great tip! I find that writing things down (as opposed to typing them out) helps me to remember them. I still use an old school paper planner for that reason! I’ll start adding some affirmations to it as a good reminder of how hard I’m working.

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