For the past three months I have been following a new, healthier living style by exercising, planning my meals, and controlling my calorie intake. This has helped me, (little by little) to achieve my goals. But I am still a long way to go. Because of this I created a new fitness journal to accompany me on this journey.
I wanted to have something where I could write not only my daily meals, but also my exercises, water intake and other forms of weight-loss motivation. I was using a small, plain notebook to write my progress but I felt I needed something more “pretty” to look at.
This week with the help of my daughter I created new inserts and used my Webster Pages planner to create my new fitness journal. The idea is having weekly inserts to write your daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There’s also an area to mark your 8 servings of water that are needed daily.
We also created a weekly insert that records my progress, workouts, meal prep ideas, and also houses a grocery list area.
Way before Pinterest existed I used to cut and paste into journals every image I found from magazines and newspapers articles that caught my attention. I still use this method of inspiration to this day. For this journal I created a section where I can put clippings from fitness magazines that I have purchased.
I use this section to journal my feelings, achievements, and both the good and the bad moments of this journey.
I also have a wish list section that helps me plan ideas, and a section for all the good tips I find on the way.
At the end of the planner I have extra paper and sticky notes for when I need to add more content.
And of course, no fitness planner is complete without a mission statement.
We wanted to share the printable daily, weekly and monthly inserts. Here are the links:
We hope that you guys like them. Feel free to use and share them. (For personal use only!)
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For my birthday month I got myself a little present: a black Filofax Original in A5 size, my dream planner. I loved using the personal size for the past few months, but I was so happy to go back to the A5 size because now I have tons of space for writing and of course to decorate. Here are my pages for the following months.
I was very much influenced by the Heidi Swapp memory planner when I did the set up of this planner. I designed new page inserts with the help of my daughter. They are awesome to incorporate the project life cards as decoration or simply to use the extra space to document your ideas. For the second week of May I used the color combination of pink, green and touches of black and white.
For my actual birthday week I used some of the ephemera from the Confetti line by Maggie Holmes. It was glittery pink and gold. Not my usual decor, but oh well it was my birthday after all!
After all the glitter I did the complete opposite and designed a black and white page inspired by Teresa Collins.
Soon enough I was back to the beautiful pastel colors that I seem to be enjoying a lot lately. This page was totally inspired by the awesome stamp by Amy Tangerine. Have I mentioned that I totally love her handwriting?
By mid June Me and My Big Ideas released their new Happy Planner line. I did not buy the planner, but I did purchase some of the amazing stickers from the line. The inspirational quotes have always been my favorite thing to use in my planner and this booklet is full of them. Here is a page totally inspired by them.
For July I was feeling all patriotic sentiments as the Independence Day celebration was around the corner. I decided to do two red, white and blue pages for the following weeks and to make them different, I did a nautical theme on the first one.
And of course a totally patriotic theme the next week. Happy Independence day!
For the last two weeks of July I was looking at every Target in Town trying to find their new Dollar spot sticky notes collection. As soon as I found it, I used it to create pages for the following weeks.
Pink is definitely used on this page!
I can’t believe it is the end of July and the summer is still in full swing. After a recent trip to the beach I got inspired by the minty green color of the water to create this page.
As soon as a planner month is about to end, I prepare my monthly calendar for the following month. This time, once again, I was totally inspired by the Heidi Swapp Memory planner.
I will see you soon with more decorated pages and hoping that some of these pictures bring you inspiration to create your own. Thank you for reading!
These are the designs for my planner during the month of March and April. I used lots of pastel colors that were inspired by the new Spring season. I hope that you find ideas to get you inspired to create your own pages.
Some weeks I like to take it down a notch and do a simple design. As you can see pink is my favorite color lately.
Easter Sunday approaching this page was all about it!
I found new planning items at my local Michael’s and was inspired by the girlie look of them.
For this page I wanted to change a little a went to more darker colors: browns, black, gold and white, but still with a spring theme.
Have I mentioned that I love polka dots?
This stamp set from Target Dollar Spot inspired this page.
And here is a preview of next month pages, as you know I purchased my dream Filofax (Original A5 in black) and did a whole new set up for this planner. The new inserts gave me so much more room to decorate and write that I feel they would be the ones I am gonna use for awhile or at least for a few months (wink!)
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Last year I traded my A5 Filofax for a personal size looking for more portability, Then a few months after I noticed that I did not carry my planner as much as I thought I was going to and really missed the space that the bigger A5 planner gave me. As an early Birthday present I purchased my dream planner: the Filofax original in black, and of course a new set up has to be made.
This planner is much influenced by the Memory planner by Heidi Swapp. After taking her class last January I wanted to get her planner, but as gorgeous as it is, I still needed something that I could personalize further. Luckily enough she also sells a line of accessories that match her planner, and of course I got most of it!
I used papers from her collection but added printables, other coordinating papers, washi tape, and more to embellish mine.
I still wanted to do my own inserts and for this planner I designed new ones, of course with the assistance of my trusted helper: my daughter.
One of the items that I loved more from her line was this set of pocket inserts decorated with her signature handwriting.
I used a few things from other sources like the sticky note sets from the Target Dollar spot and a few ones from Michaels. I actually altered this target pen to match the Heidi papers.
I am still old school and use my planner to write, cut and paste pictures and I love adding anything that make me happy.
And of course pictures of my babies, so I can always have them with me.
This planner is exactly my style: floral, feminine but with fun touches, so far I am loving it so much that I think I have reached planner peace.
I will still keep posting pictures of how I decorate my pages weekly, especially now with my new inserts that I am so excited to use.
Thank you so much for reading!