Before you immediately move on to the next blog post, realize we aren’t talking about a cutesy pink diary with a lock on it—though if that’s what you like then feel free. Any old notebook will work. You can even keep your Insanity Workout Diary on your phone if you want. The medium you use isn’t important. What is important is that you use it.
An Insanity Workout diary has several benefits. First of all, it’s a great source of motivation. Going back through your entries can give you great insight into your progress. Remember on day one when you felt like you were going to die? Well now you can make it through the workout without crying! We all have days where we aren’t confident in our abilities but an Insanity Workout diary can show you just how capable you really are.
If you begin your Insanity Workout diary with your measurements and a before photo, it becomes a great way to track your progress. You may retake your measurements on a weekly basis using a tape measure and a scale to show exactly how your body is changing. You will be surprised just how quickly your physique responds to the Insanity Workout program. Watching the numbers fall produces even greater motivation to give the program everything you’ve got!
Finally, keeping an Insanity Workout diary gives you something to be accountable to. If you commit to writing an entry after every workout, you won’t want to skip dates or leave any blank pages. Knowing your diary is waiting on an entry could be just the little nudge needed to get your butt in gear on days when you’d rather rest.
Your Insanity Workout diary doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to worry about spelling or sentence structure. Even entries like “8am workout, high energy, sore bicep” are enough on some days. Maybe you could rank your workouts, giving them a 1-10 on a scale of your effort and feeling of accomplishment. You may find you get better workouts in the evening or after a good meal.