There are dozens and dozens of habit tracker ideas for bullet journals, but my favorite one that I’ve started so far is my fitness tracker page. I’m still getting a handle on what exactly I want to use my bullet journal FOR, but this two-page spread is one that I’ve definitely updated as August has gone by.
I wanna share with you just how I set up this simple layout and what I want to change when I do my REAL BULLET JOURNAL starting January 2019. (This one that I’m messing around with now is all just tests and trials to see what I like and actually use.)
Health and fitness have been a huge interest of mine for quite a few years now, but I’ve fallen off a bit in the past year. We moved, I got a new job with a wildly different schedule, and we now live closer to lots and lots of more yummy food options. I want to get back on track so badly, so I felt like this was a great way to hold myself accountable. Let’s see how it’s going!
Bullet Journal Inspiration: Fitness Tracker
What I Used:
- Bullet Journal
- 18 Pack of Fine Tip Colored Pens
- Runkeeper App: I use this to log all my cardio workouts
- MyFitnessPal App: I use this to count my calories and to digitally track my weekly weight
Alright, so this simple layout is comprised of two pages! The first is a (roughly) half-year weight chart and the other page is a more granular fitness tracker page.
On the left side of this graph, I wrote out a range of pounds from an ideal lowest to a maximum highest. On the bottom of the graph, I marked every Friday from when I started until the last day of the year. I don’t like to weigh myself every day — there are a lot of little fluxations that can happen daily, so I found that measuring at the same time every Friday AM is the best way for me to track progress and trends.
One thing that I noticed and came to peace with when I lost 30 pounds a few years ago was that weight loss isn’t just a straight line down. There are always going to be peaks and valleys in your progress, so I’ve learned not to lose motivation when I don’t see the number just go down down down every week.
Ok, ok, ok. Here’s the fun page. CLEARLY, August has not been the best gym month for me. I’ve had some stuff going on during the weeks and, well, the weekends, too, which have taken time away from going to the gym. Also, I hurt my toe, so I wanted to take a minute break for that, too. Here’s a breakdown of each little box:
- Stats: Here’s where all the numbers go! My starting weight, my goal weight, and eventually my end of the year weight all go in this box. Also, I wrote down the last Friday of every month and I left a space to write how much further I am to my ultimate goal.
- 30-Day Challenges: Definitely not doing hot here. That’s ok! I don’t know why I haven’t been able to stay on track with these two bad boys, but I’ll keep trying to get the daily streak going. Here are the two that I like:
- Miles Biked: The main thing I do at the gym is to ride the bike. I really, really, really love running, but I found that it’s kind of jarring on my body and I want to get my back pain and scoliosis in check before I start my running routine again. (Actually, I HATE running, but I really love the feeling of “I just ran.”) Biking is a great way for me to get cardio, I use the recumbent bike and kick the level up a few notches to get a good booty workout, and I can also catch up on my blog subscriptions while I’m at it. I’m still positive I can hit my 100 miles biked goal by the end of the month.
- August Yoga: I did not do yoga ONCE THIS MONTH. I still plan to finish my 30-day challenge, so hopefully, we can see two little check marks in that box before September hits.
- August Gym: I wanted to go to the gym 3x a week this month. I’ve gone … six. WHICH, to be honest, is halfway there. There are a few days left in the month and I’m hoping to go at least three of those, so 9/12. We’ll get there.
There are only a few things I’d change in my next journal:
- Expand weight chart to a full year two-page spread.
- Make a page for each daily challenge and write 6-8 mini calendar for each.
- Add in more visuals for goals — like a red line on the chart of my weight goal or a red box around the final goal for times doing yoga or going to the gym.
- Streamline the stats box somehow — it feels kind of crowded and not easy to read right now.
Fitness Goals for September
- Go to the gym three times a week. 12! I can so do 12.
- Bike 100 miles.
- Complete a 30-day fitness challenge! Maybe even throw in a thigh-slimming one, too.
- Practice yoga once a week.
- Hit 131 pounds by the end of the month.
What about you? Do you use your bullet journal to track your fitness? What do you think is the best way to log it all? ALSO, I wanna know your goals. Let me know in the comments.