Sunday, 27 November 2016

Health & Fitness Planner Set Up

I've been set a challenge by a friend of mine for us both to lose 1 stone between now and the end of January.  

Not only that but he has set us another challenge that starts on 1 January which is 1 full push up and 1 sit up on the 1st, 2 on the 2nd, 3 on 3rd, etc.  Sounds easy at first thought but this will mean 365 of each on 31 December 2017!!

I have weighed myself this morning and logged it into My Fitness Pal.  My fitbit is currently on charge waiting for tomorrow morning when I will get fully into challenge.  

I actually want to lose WAY more than that but baby fact I want to lose 3 stone by the end of February for my pressure!

I now have a use for my A5 Fluorescent Original - Fitness Planner and Log!!

This has already been semi-set up with some printables that I purchased last year from PolkaDotPosiePrint on Etsy, I have never really got around to using them so now is the time.

Gorgeous cover page

Monthly Calendar

Food & Calorie Tracker

Weight Loss Tracker
There are quite a few others in the pack such as a Measurement Tracker, Goals and a Health Journal so you can mix and match and add in as many or as few as you want.  There are loads of matching style inserts for various other things such as a weekly or monthly calendar in various formats that you can also purchase.

I have to say that these inserts are beautifully done and I printed them out on quite heavy paper which made for a very luxurious looking and feeling set, seemed almost a shame to deface them with my data!!  But deface them I will and I am determined that this is not going to be a short term thing.  I am also glad to be starting this journey tomorrow rather than as a resolution on January 1st!

Just a quick look at how beautiful they look in my planner...

These are going to be perfect to set up my Fitness Planner and I am really looking forward to using them for the very intention they were purchased for!  The fabulous thing is that I can just keep printing more as I need them (or if I mess up!) and so I can keep it going until such time that my goals are reached - or even continue as I'd be in the habit of it by then (hopefully).

The plan is that I will write down on a notepad/post it what I am eating daily and stick that in my PM Agenda.  I will then transfer the information over into this one when I get home.  I will also be looking into various menu plans and getting myself organised as far as meals are concerned, both lunches and evening ones.  I think that the way to succeed in this is to be as organised and prepared as possible, and for that I am going to need my planner!!

I will update you in due course!!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

2017 Agenda and Journal Planning

With 2017 fast approaching I have found myself thinking about my planners and how I want to use them going forward.

I reached the elusive planner peace with my Louis Vuitton PM Agenda that I got in February and I have not touched another one since, this made it very easy to choose the inserts and I know from trial and error that I prefer the week on two pages.  I was intending on buying the official Louis Vuitton inserts but the 2017 ones that have been brought out, I hate them.  I cannot bring myself to include pages with a silver edge in my agenda that has gold detailing, absolutely not!! Whatever were they thinking???

Image result for paperchase week on two pages pocketI picked up a complete set of Paperchase's own floral inserts (A5 pictured) and I have rounded off all the corners and started inserting the information required, birthday's, appointments, etc.  This is now sat, all prepared, in its wrapping to be put into my agenda.  The great thing is that the whole set including the tabbed dividers fits lovely on the tiny rings.  

I do all my planning in my PM as it is with me all the time and to be fair my life isn't that busy or complicated!  It is used really just for appointments and reminders.

My thoughts are really about my A5 planners.  I have two that I really want to use more.  An A5 Fluoro Pink Original that seems to live on my desk and an A5 Van Der Spek Manager Touch Me  in Brown.  I adore the simpleness of the Original and the smell and floppiness of the VDS.  

I have decided to use the VDS as a diary/journal.  I really would like some nice paper that I could use fountain ink on as I seem to have acquired a LOT of fountain/dip pens and a LOT of different inks, although this is working out harder than expected!  I think I'd like plain paper to use with a guide page underneath so that I can doodle or add quotes, etc.  I have already decided that I need the page to be on both sides though so I can add additional pages if I have a lot to say!  Maybe I could just write the date on as I go rather than a specific page per day.  It would be nice to be able to stick things in, photographs or ticket stubs, etc. and become a bit of a scrapbook type affair.  The rings are huge on the VDS so this would make a really good journal as it can hold so much.  

All I would need to decide is how to store the pages once they need to be removed...maybe something like this where I could decorate the outer with the year?  Or decoupage it with photographs of the year?  (I love that idea!)  The box itself could also contain mementos that weren't possible to stick in (like the heart shaped pebble from the beach) with some luggage tags attached giving the details...ooh I'm getting carried away with ideas here!!  How lovely that would be to open up in years to come!!

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So what can I use the Original for?