How to Start a Fitness Blog

by eHow Internet Editor

You can create a web log or online journal about literally any topic of your choosing. Starting a fitness blog can be a way to record your own progress or give readers tips and information to use for their workouts.

Decide what sort of fitness blog you want to start, a personal or informational blog. Many people just want to have menus, thoughts and progress, while others have knowledge and want to share medical and nutritional information with workout plans and tips.

Search online for possible blog host sites. Look at websites like fitnessjournal.org for a low-cost pre-made health and workout journal, or free general sites such as blogger.com to sign up for an account and start your fitness blog.

Log your daily, weekly, monthly and overall goals. Discuss how you feel about each goal, what you still need to do to achieve it and how you feel once you've accomplished it.

List your workouts. Write about the workout plans you've already tried, what has worked, what hasn't, and what you would like to learn more about in the future. Leave yourself notes and progress reports to keep you motivated.

Take your stats. Blog about your weight, body fat percentage, hours of sleep, resting pulse, measurements, endurance and pounds and inches lost. List your current dumbbell weights used, the number of miles ran or any other workout statistic that can help you track your progress.

Keep track of the food you eat and the water you drink. Most workout plans suggest at least 8 8 oz. glasses of water per day, and if you're heavily training or are an athlete you may need much more than that. Use your blog as a way to track your nutritional facts to stay healthy and fit.

Communicate with other fitness bloggers to give and get new ideas and tips to keep yourself motivated. One of the great things about having a blog is instantly belonging to an Internet community filled with others interested in health and fitness.