Friday, June 2, 2017
How I am using my fitness planner
I've been using the Fitness Mini Happy Planner from Michael's for a couple months now. I thought it was time to show you how it's working for me.
First, I love it! It has really helped keep me focused on my diet and exercise. I keep it open on my table so all day long I can log my food and water, and keep the days exercise plan in mind. The more I see it, the better chance it will get done.
Second, there are a few things I want to keep track of that aren't in the book. Like my fit bit stats, my daily carbs, fat and protein, if I take my vitamins and daily weight. It has a place for monthly weight, but I weigh every day. There are a couple other things I've added, let's take a look....
The monthly view:
The weekly view:
Then going down the left side, close to the dinner section, I made some notes about how many grams of carbs, fat and protein I need each day as well as the percentage of calories each area needs to be. I added a section in the dinner area to record these numbers.
In the calorie section I record both the calories I eat and the calories I burn. Of course, in the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack sections I write in what I eat.
At the bottom left is my daily goals for my fit bit and my water. This week's goals are: steps 6000, miles 3, minutes 30, floors 1, hours with 250+steps 10, exercise 5 days a week, sleep 8 hours a night. And I'm aiming for at least 36 oz of water a day.
Since I'm tracking exercise on the monthly view, I'm using the exercise section to track these fit bit goals.
Last, but not least, the end of month review:
To sum it up, I love this planner (maybe I mentioned that already? LOL). I think I've added the things I was missing in a pretty nice and easy way. I am, however, considering buying the larger version. Both for more space to write and because in July I will be going to a larger planner and it would be nice for them to match. I haven't made a final decision on that yet, we will see.
Are you using any kind of fitness planner? Maybe just a journal? I'd love to hear what and how you are tracking your fitness journey.