Wow! The summer is flying by. I don’t know about you, but it’s been hard for me to stay on top of everything so far this summer. Having all the kids out of school really throws my schedule off, so I need tools to help me keep on track. I always have a fitness calendar hanging in my office as a reminder of my goal to workout. It helps me to cross the days off on the calendar and track what I did each day. It’s so much harder to take a day off when I see I’m going to break a long streak of days that I’ve worked out.
Every month I create a fitness calendar for my blog readers and it’s become one of my most popular features. Here’s the latest one for July!
I also included a smaller version for my Bullet Journal fans!! You’ll find download links for both sizes underneath the photos below.
How to use the calendar:
1) Decide on a minimum exercise goal. This should be something you feel you can do, no matter what. My personal minimum is 3 times a week for 15 minutes, but the majority of the time, I exercise 5 or 6 days for 30 minutes to an hour. But if I get in at least the minimum, I know I’ll keep up the exercise habit.
2) Each day you exercise, mark it off on the calendar. You can simply put a checkmark, add a star sticker (that might be fun for July) or write details about your workout. I like recording what workout I did and tracking my time and mileage when I run.
3) In the Weekly Goals box, come up with a small goal to focus on each week. This doesn’t necessarily have to be an exercise goal. Some examples: Drink water, do something I love every day, eat breakfast first thing in the morning, read a personal development book, etc.
4) Come up with a reward for completing your minimum exercise goal for the entire month, and write it in the Reward Box, or reward yourself each week–it’s up to you!
At the end of July, snap a photo of your completed calendar and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be entered to win the upgraded version of my new Clean Eating Crash Course.
If you need more ideas for developing a fitness habit, be sure to check out these 10 practical tips to make exercise a habit.
It’s also not too late to join the Summer Mindset Challenge! I have a great group of ladies who are keeping each other motivated throughout the summer. I’d love to have you join us!
If you’d like to join my mailing list so you get each monthly calendar via email, please be sure and subscribe in the box below. You’ll also receive a free download of all my other fitness journal sheets.