Back in December in the midst of enjoying all of the food the season had to offer, I saw Cassey Ho of Blogilates share something about a 2015 Fit Planner that caught my eye. I clicked through to see what it was about, read up on exactly what it was and after a lot of humming and hawing, ordered it. Like everyone else, I was determined to get back on the wagon come the new year and really work on my fitness, and as someone who’s very visual and likes to track things by hand this seemed like a worthwhile investment.
At first glance it looks like any typical day planner, but once you start to explore the fine details within you really start to see just how much this is specifically for fitness and food tracking – don’t expect to plan your life with this. Each day has a food log section, workout log section, space to track sleep and water intake, and finally a space for a recap. I personally find the amount of space for each area to be sufficient, though it would be nice to have a little more space for workouts to track reps & sets.
The front of the planner includes space to write goals (called the 2015 “bucket list”), paste in some inspiration to make a mini-board (I have a few little clips from magazines) and a Progress Pics section, which I’m hoping to stay on top of. Then, each month begins with an inspiration pic and full calendar which you can use to track weight, pencil in workout days, jot down monthly goals and any other notes. Months close with a page to write a full-length recap which I really love – I’m horrible at journaling but I know it’s a good thing to do, so this will be good to see how the year progresses.
My biggest problem with the planner is the colour and design – it’s what made it difficult for me to order it in the first place. I was hoping there’d be a few options or a way to customize it, but I know Cassey’s demographic tends to lean a bit younger and this is probably fitting for most of her fans. Cassey, if you’re reading this – make something a little simpler & cleaner next year please!
I keep it in my purse most days and take it with me to the gym, though typically I won’t bring it out with me to workout – still feels a little “loud” to have by my side there. I’m happy with the purchase and highly recommend tracking your food and workouts if you’re trying to get healthier. Using something that factors in goal-setting and journaling I think helps to better listen to yourself and alleviate some of the pressure you might put on yourself to succeed – changing life habits is hard! This specific planner is no longer available, but the Blogilates shop offers a generic Fit Journal that’s a great alternative, or you can simply buy a plain day planner and turn it into a tracker exclusively for health and fitness.
What do you use to track your health & fitness goals?