There are many different types of exercise journals on the market today in addition to all the different printable ones I have found all over the internet. If you are looking for a journal already put together in a book format, I highly recommend the FitBook. I love this book so much that you can find it through my affiliate link:. It is an awesome tool to keep (detailed) track of your eating habits and exercises.
What is an exercise journal? It can be a notebook, spreadsheet, app, or online tool where you keep track of your workouts. In an exercise journal, you record information about your daily workouts such as how often, how long, the intensity, how you feel before or afterwards, type of workout, etc.
I encourage you to find an exercise journal format that works best for you. Personally, I like having a hard copy to look back on my progress with. However, I have yet to find a printable exercise journal on the internet that looks cute and will let me write what I want to keep track of.
So what do you usually record in an exercise journal? Date, time, activity/type of workout, goal duration, actual duration, level of difficulty, how I felt before/after, my plan for today, did I meet my plan for the day, and a weekly roundup where I ask myself what the biggest challenge of the week was and what was the biggest triumph of the week.