Fitness pro says use your head to reach your fitness goals

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Author of "Train Your Head and Your Body Will Follow," says writing in a journal for as little as a minute can help you get your fitness goal in check. (KABC)

Pam Franklin and Aimee Glocke are fit, but neither are motivated to do the all-important strength training, which is why they're giving Sandy Joy Weston's new book a try.

Franklin wants to feel stronger inside and out, while Glocke wants a challenge.

"If you're head's not in the game nothing else matters," said Weston.

Weston, an exercise physiologist, wrote "Train Your Head and Your Body Will Follow," after seeing too many people fail at the gyms she owns. Her book is a 90-day guide that helps people set goals and succeed by journaling as little as one minute a day.

"We start journaling. I always knew it was important. Now there is science to prove that. Forty-two more people reach their goals. Not just their body, but life, just by writing it down," said Weston.

Weston said the right side of the brain controls creativity, but when you put pen to paper it taps into the leftl side of the brain, which can make those who may be down on themselves about reaching goals gain a better perspective.

"By creating a positive habit. Something you do every single day just for a minute, it gets you back in the zone," said Weston.

Universities to Fortune 500 companies use the acronym S.M.A.R.T. to set a goal. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Accurate, Realistic and Time frame.

"It's your goals, your action plan and the big thing that makes a difference: What is your real motivation for doing this?," asks Weston.

"I want to be stronger as I get older. I want to keep myself really fit inside and out," said Franklin.

Journaling breaks it down. "It makes you put it on paper so that you can see it and its a reminder. I love to do lists," said Glocke.

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