who knew the only thing possibly standing between you and your goals was a pint-sized pen?? ok, so weighing in at a not-so-whopping 0.2 ounces, lifting this lil' sucker isn’t gonna pack much of a muscle-building punch - we know that. but within this paltry pen (and its just slightly more sizeable soulmate fitbook) lies a little-known key to weight management, goal achievement + even gratitude: when you write it down, you make it happen.
"there's so much research out that apps are not as good as pen and paper,” said our oh-so-wise chief fitlosopher, angela on a recent interview on ABC News. “it's actually the cognitive connection between your hand and your mind when you're writing things down, which actually processes differently than going key stroke."
in fact, a study by Kaiser Permanente found that over a 12-week period of time, people who wrote down their goals, as well as manually logged their food + fitness, lost double the amount of weight in the same amount of time. but the benefits reach far beyond weight as well. for long-time fitbooker cristal, who has journaled for going on 8 years, not only did she lose upwards of 30+ lbs, but she gained gratitude as she worked toward her goals. watch how our chief fitlosopher + #fabfitbooker cristal transformed their lives with pen + paper below on LA's ABC7.