Today, many people have gone from writing in their notebook journals to using applications on their smartphones that allow them to digitally save their journal entries, keep track of calories and food intake. Smartphone applications are a great way to hold yourself accountable for your individualized diet and fitness plans. According to (Smith, 2012) nearly 50% of the U.S. population owns a smartphone. The following apps are recommended by (Alsac-Seitz, 2012); www.myfitnesspal.com, www.loseit.com, and www.munch5aday.com. Using a word processor such as Microsoft Word is a great way to store journal entries that keep record of your daily fitness exercises, reps, sets, etc.
We are in control of our own behaviors and what better way to change unwanted behaviors than to visually see our everyday behaviors on our smartphones that we carry around everywhere we go! Seeing is believing and believing leads to behavior change.