Category Archives: Health

Bullet Journals

For the last few months I’ve been trying to figure out how to get myself organized and motivated to do anything other than sit on my butt playing computer games and watching shows. I’ve heard the buzz word “Bullet Journaling” floating around but didn’t think too much about it.

I started creating a journal that was going to work for me and went online to look for an idea for a health journal or tracker. I wanted to see how often I get sick and what symptoms I get most often. I also wanted to track how often I exercise and hopefully motivate myself to do it more often. That’s when this “Bullet Journaling” came up again in full force. Apparently that was exactly what I was trying to create.

In case this is your first time hearing about bullet journals, it is a journal that you create yourself. You choose what you want to include, how you want the layout to be, what order you want the pages to be in, etc. That’s the best thing about them; you can customize it to the way that is going to work best for you. And if what works best for you changes, then you can change the layout again or add pages without being stuck with a planner for the rest of the year that you hate.

Original Binder Planner
Original Binder Planner
Binder Planner
Binder Planner

Originally I was just going to use a binder that I had here and pages of loose leaf. I had a really pretty binder already and I didn’t really feel like going out to buy a journal when I had something that would work already. I went on Pinterest and started planning out my pages, and tweaking them if I didn’t like the first layout or font. I moved the pages around to make it flow better. That was the best thing about using a binder; you could move or remove pages that weren’t working.

When I was at work I knew we had some little sketch books and that it wouldn’t cost me very much to buy with my discount ($4!). I wasn’t sure if it would be big enough but I brought it home and it was perfect. I started copying my pages that I had set up in my binder, and my bullet journal was born.

Bullet Journal 2018
Bullet Journal 2018
Index
Index
Weekly Layout One
Weekly Layout One
2018 At a Glance
2018 At a Glance
New Year Goals
New Year Goals
Habit Tracker
Habit Tracker

A bullet journal is not going to be perfect, at least not the first one. There are going to be mistakes and it will be a learning process. But that is another thing I love about it. You will be able to see your progress and growth as you go through the year and you learn what works for you and what doesn’t. I already made a mistake and ripped a page out of my new journal (now the page numbers are off, but no one will notice). There are headers I don’t like and others that I love. It’s all a learning process.

One of my goals for this year is to be more creative and I think this journal is also going to help with that. I have seen some really beautiful bullet journals online with some really beautiful pictures drawn in. I don’t think I am very good at drawing but if I start practicing by decorating the pages in my journal, maybe by this time next year I will be!

New Year, New You

Today my Wii Fit welcomed me back after a 362 day break between workouts. Needless to say, I have gotten a little out of shape over the last year. While I haven’t gained (or lost) any weight, I definitely have gotten a little fluffier.

During my workout today I noticed a couple things I did not like. During a short run I noticed my bum was jiggling up and down which was very uncomfortable haha. The second thing that bothered me was how the lunges I did nearly killed me. After doing 20 lunges per leg I had to sit down and catch my breath. After taking a short break, they were still sore and didn’t want to stand much longer. They were a little shaky and my entire body was exhausted while my mind wanted me to keep going.

So I made some fitness goals for this new year. I want to make my butt stop jumping when I jump, I want to strengthen my lower body so I can do longer work outs, I want to strengthen my back muscles because it’s been sore lately and I’ve been doing a lot more sitting now that I can’t walk to work, and finally I would like to tone my stomach because it’s a little more flabby than I prefer.

Don’t get me wrong, I feel like I still look in shape and you wouldn’t call me unfit by any means. But I want to make my body stronger so it continues to treat me good.

Do you have any fitness goals for the new year? How long do you think I can keep up my exercise routine? Obviously my track record is not great haha.