Zoe from The Zeitgeist of Zoe is here to show us her fit-o-fax juiciness! Let’s get in shape, peeps! 😀
Rememberwhen I was in that pink Filofax buying frenzy and I bought both the Personal and A5 Deep Pink Domino’s with the intent to use one of them as a fitness planner? Well, the dog has been called, the day has come and the Fit-ofax is finally up and running!
However, I was recently looking through some old photos and realized that the fittest I have ever been was when I was on Body for Life (BfL) back in 2001, so I decided to switch to that program instead.
(I won’t go into the details of the program; if you want to check it out further you can go to www.bodyforlife.com for more information)
Thing is, BfL involves tracking a LOT more than just one’s daily points, and there is no “app for that”, so it’s pretty much all pen to paper. They do sell a “BfL Success Journal” for that very purpose, but we are Filofax people…we don’t need no stinkin’ Success Journals!
BfL is much more workout intensive and just more specific all around than Weight Watchers. There are a total of 4 daily log sheets; one for eating, one for your upper body workout, one for cardio, and the last for your lower body workout. And the items tracked for each respective daily eating plan & workout would never in a zillion years fit, in a visible/usable manner, on a Filofax personal size page.
The A5, however, proved to be an ideal size : )
I set about using MS Excel templates for each log sheet and customizing them for A5 paper. I then printed out one month’s worth, trimmed & hole punched them and placed them in my A5 Fit-ofax, along with some tabs to keep everything…say it with me...organized.
Only say it like RenHoek. Say it, “Orrrrrrrrganized”, as if you were a Chihuahua who speaks like Peter Lorre.
I’ll probably sticker this baby up more as we go along, but for now I think this one says it all ; )
In the bin, I had plain old, boring Filofax blank tabs, but I had used them before and they had writing on them. This tweaked my OCD big time, so I cut up some colorful tabs I had bought for that Studio C notebook I scored for free at Staples a couple weeks ago (which sadly were too narrow to use on their own) and glued them to the FF tabs. Not ideal, but enough to quiet the Type A twitching for now.
Body for Life has two key elements; Eating for Life (EfL) and Training for Life (TfL). Behind my first tab, “efl info” (eating for life info) are a couple key pages from the book pertaining to how to carry out the eating program. Any recipes or other informational food related items I decide to add later will ultimately go here as well.
|behind the 1st tab, “efl info” are copies of sheets from the Body for Life book on the eating program|
|as you can see, on the left you PLAN what you are going to eat & when and on the right you record your actual food intake|
At this point, I am thinking I will track general things here, like any supplements I take, my mood, the weather…and best of all STICKERS!!!!!
I love it Zoe! You are rocking all around and I need to get going on my fitness as well!
Thanks for such an inspiring post on my blog! 🙂
Hello Dear Readers!
I am SO honored to have my very first guest featured on this blog as a part of the Philofaxy All Start Team!!!!
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Thank you so much Helen!