One of my goals for 2016 is to be much more organized, keep track of my schedule, and put in writing all of my fitness and health goals. I want to track 2016 to the point that if I slack off, I have a list of reasons why I need to kick my butt back into gear.
So I spent a really long time considering the best way for me to stay on track. A few years ago, I used a wall calendar to keep myself on task. I logged my weight, my workout goals, and plans on a wall calendar. But that was when I was single and had a lot less to keep track of. Sure, I could use my phone, but there is something about physically writing down information that helps keep me on task.
Picking a 2016 planner really seemed like the best bet. Find a really nice planner that I would want to write in, one that I could keep up on what my weight is, when I should be hitting the gym, what events are coming up, and what tasks I needed to do.
I found a few planners that I really fell in love with: the light blue Rifle Paper, Co. toile planner that was just too beautiful to pass up, the Kate Spade polka dot tiny planner that would fit in my purse, even an out there brightly colored Lily Pulitzer planner that would keep me motivated by it’s positive cover. But that one that really drew me in was one by Blogilates. There was something about the addition of health tips, recipes, and space to write my goals that said to me, “Roni, this is the planner for you this year.” Plus, it’s super pretty with its watercolored pages.
I spent a lot of time hemming and hawing about whether or not I should spend almost $40 on a book. When you’re on a budget, does it really make sense to spend money on pretty paper? But I talked to myself about it. My health is worth it. It’s worth it to keep me on track. When I made my goal to run 365 miles that one year, and I tracked it every day, I was in the best condition of my life. So why not make myself a promise again. Track it, make it worth it, make a promise to myself to stay healthy and get fit in 2016.
So I did it, I bit the bullet and purchased the planner. And I’m encouraging all of you to do the same. You don’t have to get the same planner as I purchased (I’ve shared a few of my favorite below), but I do think keeping track of your goals is a great place to start to get fit. So who’s joining me this year?