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I truly believe that our success starts and ends with our health. So as a new year starts (I have decided I’ll follow the Chinese lunar calendar and start my 2019 in February!), it’s time to pay more attention to my body and set health and fitness goals. Of course with the help of my Bullet Journal.
After a period of thinking and research, I came up with these health and fitness Bullet Journal page ideas and 51+ inspirations. I’m sure these will be perfect to keep you on track, motivated and develop better living habits.
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Of course, it all starts from setting up your goals first, I personally use “Level 10 Life” for that. Even though level 10 life isn’t exactly all about health and fitness, it really allows you to get a bird’s eye view of your life and to decide what is it you want for your health.
My goals – to become just a bit healthier. Maybe choose a carrot instead of chocolate. And definitely to get a habit of a small workout daily.
My motivation – first of all, I want to have a long and healthy life together with my hubby. He really is my greatest motivation! Second – I might be meeting my in-law family for the first time this year and I’m damned if I won’t be in the best shape of my life!
What are yours? Share with us all in the comments below!
Now that you’ve set your goals, it’s time to get on with it and start achieving them. I usually don’t really do that well with my fitness goals, but this year I have a secret weapon – my Bullet Journal!
Why Use Bullet Journal To Achieve Your Health Goals
As I keep saying, your Bullet Journal is a swiss knife that can help you with basically everything, including your health. In my opinion, this is the best tool you can use to achieve your health and fitness goals.
Here are a few reasons why:
- You can set your own pace. Unlike other pre-made planners and workout programs, with your Bullet Journal, you’re the master. This can help you a lot to achieve success since you’re not framed by somebody else’s needs.
- It adds fun to the process. You’re not just working out, but you also spend time creating your trackers and other workout pages. That way you assign more positive emotions to the change you’re committed to making.
- Visual representation of your efforts. This is really something I’ve bee struggling with a lot – I work out but I don’t really see any result and therefore I lose motivation. But your Bullet Journal health pages will actually keep you motivated and provide you with an overview of your progress. When you see you haven’t missed a day of a workout last week, it’s much more motivating to keep it up!
Tips For Using Your Bullet Journal For Health Tracking
If you also decided to track your health goals in your Bullet Journal, there are a few things you should know about and take into consideration.
The most important thing is to make sure you set your goals correctly and then divide it into small actionable steps. By doing that you make it much easier on yourself to follow through and achieve your goals.
Another great tip would be to create milestones along the way, something that keeps you motivated and reminds you why you’re doing it all, to begin with. It also helps to program you that hard work brings amazing results.
You have to make sure you track your progress daily, so a good trick is to add it to your daily to-do list, at least for the first 20-30 days while you’re still working on making it a habit.
Creating Health-Related Bullet Journal Pages
Seems like you’re ready to start on your health trackers, so let’s begin. You really don’t need much to create health spreads, but I thought I’d mention here a few of my favorite supplies.
I assume of course that you already have the basics like a notebook, pencil, and eraser. By the way, let me know what notebook you chose to use for your Bullet Journal this time, I’d love to know!
But back to supplies, the next thing you’ll need is a ruler. Creating Bullet Journal trackers involves drawing a lot of tables, and believe me a ruler will be your best friend! If you want something special, you can also try a circle ruler, circle trackers are always fun!
The next must-have is a good black pen. I personally prefer black fineliners, but you can go with any basic black pen you like, you can even use them in color!
Speaking of the color, you might want to use colors in your trackers, especially if you color-code the typed of your workouts. Try some basic markers, or maybe my absolute favorite highlighters.
Ok, I think we’re ready now, let’s look into the pages!
Just one last thing though, there are many health related trackers available in the Resources Vault, so you’ll just need to print them out and you can start using them right away.
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Observational Bullet Journal Trackers
To work on your health you have to first understand your usual habits to see where you might need improvement. Here are a few trackers that can help you create a complete image of your current state.
Sleep is one of the core things in our health, so having a sleep tracker can be very beneficial. I had mine to track what are my sleeping patterns, how do they define my moods and productivity and finally how I need to change them.
A really great idea would be to use your sleep log with some other tracker, like maybe moods, energy or productivity tracker. So you can figure out what’s the best sleeping pattern for you.
Health and fitness aren’t only about creating better living habits, it’s also about dealing with the existing conditions you have. Thanks to these tracking spread you can monitor yourself. That can give you some understanding on what factors influence your conditions and how you can change your life to make it easier to deal with it.
And it’s really not just about health conditions, it can be (and in many cases it is) about the mental state as well. It’s extremely useful to write down all of these changes in your BuJo.
As a woman, your period influences your health a lot, and it’s useful to see how your other efforts correlate with your period. That way you won’t feel too bad when you have a chocolate bar or if you can’t run as well as you usually can.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Plus when you’re not at your best mentally there is no way you can do your best physically. So it’s important you track your mental health.
Monthly Healthy Habits Tracker
I bet your monthly track isn’t just your health habits, but a bunch of other things (if you’re not sure what else to track – check out my list of 155+ things to track in your Bullet Journal).
An interesting idea would be to track your general health is to have a separate tracker with just health-related habits. When I used this tracker, it really allowed me to focus on my health goals and see the progress.
Bullet Journal Trackers To Track Health Adjustment
Seeing the changes that occur thanks to your everyday work is the best motivation there is. So use these tracker ideas to make sure you keep it up and stay excited for more improvements.
The first thing to do when you set your fitness goals is to have a measurements tracker.
Sometimes the changes are pretty subtle and aren’t that obvious, so this tracker will help you see the progress of your journey and stay motivated.
Weight Loss Tracker
Another way to track your health efforts is by using a weight loss tracker.
Food / Calory Tracker
Tracking your food is very beneficial and will help you immensely on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Tracking your food will help you to improve your eating habits and find your weak spots.
Are you following a diet? Your Bullet Journal is a great way to observe your progress. Here are a few ideas to inspire your own tracker.
Action Bullet Journal Trackers
Here are a few trackers that will propel you to take action and make little steps each day towards building a better and healthier life.
Annual Workout Tracker
Ready to commit – time to get a yearly workout tracker.
I don’t usually like yearly trackers, because my personal habits change pretty often. Meaning that once a new habit becomes a part of my everyday routine, I stop tracking it and switch my attention to the next one. Or I might just find out that this habit isn’t really something I want in my life. It’s kind of a lottery.
However, staying healthy and working out can be a whole year goal. It’s really something I’m committed to doing, and I think having a yearly tracker will help to stay even more motivated. You know how it works, I’m sure you will want to color all the boxes!
The first step to any goal is to have a plan. Fitness goals aren’t an exception.
Create diets or workout plans, depending on your goals. The important thing here is to start small – don’t try to start from no gym to gym every day for 30 minutes. I tried that and it worked for maybe a week or two.
Alternatively, you can just mark the days when you workout. This is the way I usually do since I have my workout already scheduled – I take schedules classes in my goals.
Jogging is my favorite way to exercise! I know I know, I haven’t been jogging for ages by now, but in this case, it’s really a matter of environment conditions, so don’t judge me too harshly.
For real joggers (or jogging enthusiasts) though, I’d totally suggest having a jogging tracker. It’s a great push to drag your ass outside every morning. And such a satisfaction to see how far you’re gone already!
Walking enough during the day is a simple thing that will make sure you stay healthy. A step tracker can help you track this and feel extra joy every time you reach the desired result.
Another way to keep yourself active is to participate in different health challenges. Wonderful Bullet Journalist and fitness enthusiast Erin from The Petite Planner came up with an idea for a year of health challenges and this amazing spread. Maybe it’s that push you have been waiting for!
Don’t worry though, you don’t have to commit yourself to a whole year of challenges, feel free to just start with one at a time.
Here are a few more Bullet Journal page ideas you can create to make sure you stay healthy and motivated.
Yoga is a perfect practice for your fitness goals and mental health. So here is a fun page you can do with some of your favorite yoga routines!
For me this page was something like a reminder on why I do yoga and how important it is for me to keep up and not slack off.
What would making a page like this mean for you?
Meditation has amazing effects on both your mental and physical health, so why not add a meditation related spread to your journal.
We all need some motivation sometimes. For me, personally, keeping up with my fitness goals is the hardest thing to do, so I’m craving for something motivational all the time!
Create a special page to remind yourself how amazing life will be when you achieve your goals. And of course, always remember why you set the goal. For me, I realized that I want to be healthy for the life I share with my hubby. So every time I feel like skipping, I remember my why and drag my butt to a yoga mat.
Another spread that can help you deal with any serious or chronical illness, so you make sure you do your treatments and visit doctor on time. Like I said, your Bullet Journal is a universal tool that can help you with anything!
What are your health and fitness goals or problems? How do you use your BuJo to help you with it? Share with us in the comments below!
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