The other day, while trying to understand the abstract work of art that are the scribbles in my monthly planner, it occurred to me that I should keep an organization binder to better separate my to-do list. But then I thought, why stop at a customized calendar? I designed a fitness log, travel checklist, groceries checklist and later, for the purposes of this blog, a monthly budget and chore chart for kids or adults (download all five PDF files below). Each one is universal for most gym-goers and jet-setters, however, making your own organizational chart, list, and log to match your lifestyle is super easy with Microsoft Word. The next step is to print them out and use a three-hole punch to insert them into a binder. Dividers will come in handy since you can label the tabs according to your organizational need.
Fitness Log (PDF file)
It sounds tedious but a fitness log is a really helpful visual record of your progress and aims. Whether you want to slim down, build muscle, eat cleaner, elevate mood, reduce risk of disease, lower cholesterol, drink more water, or all of the above, writing down your daily meals and activity will make it all the more possible. Consistently keeping track of eating habits and your improvement will encourage drive, promote self control, and bump up your confidence in reaching a specific goal. Establish a target weight and record day-t0-day changes in body measurements throughout the period of time you give yourself to shed pounds. While using an app, such as myfitnesspal, might be more convenient, having physical evidence is a concrete promise to yourself; anything digital can be easily overlooked or deleted. However, download a calorie counter to calculate and document calorie intake and calories burned. Additionally, the Nike+ Running app monitors distance traveled when running outdoors.