Calendar helps you keep color-coded track of training
Streaming Colors Fitness Journal a great way to stay on task for personal goals.
Nice bright grid, eh? To you it probably looks like a kid took a pack of markers and went to town, coloring in all the little squares on an ordinary calendar.
To me, it’s one page in my 2012 exercise log.
I’ve been keeping track of all my swimming, biking, running, scuba diving, water skiing, backpacking and snow skiing for the past nine years. Want to know what my exercise routine was on March 11, 2009? I can tell you.
I know, it’s obsessive. But it works for me.
I got hooked back in 2004, when I first discovered the Streaming Colors Fitness Journal. Since then I’ve colorcoded my workouts, filling out the squares on the calendar according to what I do each day. Red is for running, blue is swimming, orange is biking, water skiing is pink and yellow is yoga.
Something about coloring in those empty blocks gives me satisfaction. I can’t stand to see a blank square, so it actually motivates me to lace up my running shoes and start chugging down the block.
Simple, yes, but it works for me.
The journals are available at www.colorcodemode.com.
The company also sells brightly colored highlighters that work well with the calendars, but I get an ordinary pack of markers at the grocery store and save money. I suppose you could even transform a plain calendar into your own personal coded system, but Streaming Colors Fitness Journal comes with fitness tips, space to write your fitness goals and more. Plus, each day is divided into blocks, so you can easily record more than one activity. Want to log how many glasses of water you drink or how many times you took your dog for a walk? You can set it up to track whatever you want.
Pam LeBlanc’s Streaming Color Fitness Journal.