Whether you are gearing up to start a new workout program or are a seasoned fitness guru, these exercise trackers will have you motivated and inspired.
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If you’ve been around awhile, you know that I’m a health and fitness junkie. I love working out, creating my own workout planners, and meal prepping.
I also love to change up my fitness routine frequently.
While I am consistent with yoga and lifting, the way I lift or do cardio changes often. And while setting up my June 2019 Plan With Me, I came up with one of my favorite exercise trackers thus far.
If you aren’t familiar with On Demand streaming services, they are the holy grail of those who lead busy lives. You don’t have to go to a gym, own fancy equipment (in most cases), or be an experienced fitness guru.
Streaming services like Les Mills On Demand offer hundreds of online classes and workouts that vary in length, intensity, workout style, and instructors.
In the past, I have used a lot of streaming services. I completed a full 30-day challenge with Hannah Eden using Bodybuilding.com’s streaming service a few months before my wedding.
For yoga, I subscribed to Alo Moves and followed along with many instructors including Ashley Galvin for flexibility and Dylan Werner, who’s class helped me to achieve a press handstand.
I’ve also used Beachbody On Demand and the Aaptiv App.
Then, I heard about Les Mills On Demand, which is online group based workout classes based out of Australia. They include martial arts style classes, HIIT, cycling, yoga, dance, and weight lifting classes.
So, in an effort to change things up, keep my fitness motivation high, and put my body to new tests, I signed up for their 30-Day Free Trial and will be doing Body Combat, a martial arts based cardio class where you can burn up to 740* calories. I will also throw in some classes from Les Mills Grit, which is a high intensity interval training workout program with brief 30-minute workouts and no equipment.
*This post is NOT sponsored by Les Mills. I swear by the products and services I promote here on The Petite Planner. I am an affiliate for their services, which means that if choose to signup for the trial through my link, I will receive a small amount of moolah ($$) at no additional cost to you.
With all the different workouts I’m including in June, I wanted a way to track them all. Gotta track em’ all. And I wanted it to be easy to create, easy to keep up with, and easy to analyze.
I’m an over-analyzer.
This style of workout tracking allows me to see my routine over time and then adjust it as needed. For example, if I find that after 5 days of 2-a-day workouts, I take 3 days off and do nothing, then I can scale back on the days I workout so that I’m more consistent overall.
So, without further ramblings, let’s just get into the goods.
Bullet Journal Exercise Trackers
There are a lot of different ways to track your exercise in your bullet journal or planner. Many people include a workout item in their habit tracker for starters.
But, the following trackers are pages specifically focused on fitness. This method of isolating your fitness from your other habits may help you to stay more motivated and focused.
Tracking Different Workouts
This first one is my current exercise tracker in my June setup. It’s a very simple setup, similar to a habit tracker.
Along the lefthand side of the tracker are the workouts I will be doing throughout the month of June. For me, this includes running, other cardio (listed above), strength training, and yoga.
I will not likely do all of these on one day, even once throughout the month. But, this will give me a solid idea of how consistent I am and then allow me to plan out my rest days and workout schedule accordingly.
Annual Workout Tracker
This workout tracker is setup like a “My Year in Pixels” spread. But rather than tracking mood, you are tracking workouts.
I explained how I use this annual exercise log in this post about 5 Must-Have Health and Fitness Bullet Journal Spreads. But, the gist is that you pick out as many styles of exercise as you do/might do and then color code them. Then, each day you fill in the daily square with the colors that correspond with the workouts you did.
You could also simplify this tracker and only mark off the days that you work out throughout the year.
Want to snag the the printable version of this tracker along with my other favorite health and fitness pages? Check out the Health and Fitness Printable Bundle in my Shop.
Annual Daily Steps Tracker
Much like the annual exercise tracker above, this tracker covers 6-months to the entire year. This may be a good choice if you spend much of your active time walking or running.
Note: In the above spread I was tracking a variety of items from my Apple Watch, including move calories, exercise minutes, hours stood, and steps.
First, create your grid. Choose the amount of time you want to track steps for. I prefer to keep my trackers at six months now because that is the general lifespan of one of my journals.
Then, create a key for your steps. For example, you may represent 3K steps or less with pink, 3K-6K steps with blue, 6K-10K steps with green, and 10K+ steps with purple. You can divide your steps up into as many color coded items as you wish.
I use an Apple Watch to keep track of my steps. I love that it has a constant read on my heartbeat, tracks how many calories I burn, exercise minutes, and hours I stand. I also love that I can go for a run and bluetooth my Wireless Headphones to it and not have to carry my phone.
Don’t Have Time To Make Your Own Spreads?
I get it. There are times that my journal goes a solid week without me touching it, let alone creating new spreads for tracking things outside of my day-to-day life.
This week, I set up my current weekly spread on Tuesday night. Don’t tell anyone though.
For this reason, and this struggle, I know that bullet journaling can sometimes be more effort than you have time for. And when it’s time to prioritize, making new spreads isn’t typically going to be at the top of your list.
Again, I get it.
So, I wanted to share a few other options that allow you to still reap the benefits of keeping track of your workouts and staying accountable.
- Check out my Printable Shop for weeklies, monthlies, trackers, and stickers. I try to be very fair with my prices and most of the printables can be used time and time again, so it’s more bang for your buck.
- Get a fitness planner that is already set up. All you have to do is fill in the information. This one from Commit30 is highly recommended, has a nice layout that makes tracking workouts and meals easy, and is fully customizable so that when you have a little time or want to add some flair, you can.
More Health & Fitness Ideas
- 5 Must-Have Health and Fitness Bullet Journal Spreads
- Using your Bullet Journal to Crush Your Fitness Goals
- How to Align Your Goals According to the Moon Phases