Hallooo dear Dodopadlers! Miss Peabody here!
How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? You haven’t given up on them already have you? Well, if you need a little inspiration to get back on track to your goals, read on!
Studies have proven the way to reach your goals is to 1) work your goals into your daily schedule and 2) keep a record of your progress.
By definition, change requires you to behave in a way you didn’t previously behave. So in order to incorporate new behaviour into your life, you’ll need to specifically make time for each of your goals. A great example of this is a resolution many of us make, losing weight and/or getting fit. In order to reach your fitness goal, you’ll need to specifically make time to exercise.
Similarly, it is very important to document your progress to show that you really are on your way to reaching your goals. Especially for long-term goals like weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. You might not have visible results for what seems like a long time. So writing down your progress is extremely encouraging when you see that you really are progressing!
Luckily, Dodo Pad has a solution for getting you on the path to fitness! I’ve come up with a clever way to use your Dodo Pad diary as an exercise diary. It will allow you to plan your exercise, as well as give you a record of your progress.
This year the Dodo Pad Desk, Mini and Wall Pad diaries come with an ingenious clear page that can be moved from week to week (click on the photo for a larger view of the clear divider sheets):
The clear sheet easily attaches to the rings of the diary with tabs:
This clear, wipe-off sheet is especially useful for writing recurring weekly activities so you don’t have to rewrite them every week. But here is another function for this very useful tool: you can write your weekly exercise schedule on the clear sheet so your schedule is set each week:
On each week’s diary page you can record distances, times, reps, how you felt, weekly weigh-ins, etc.
And there you have it, your fitness schedule planned and recorded all in one!
Use your Dodo Pad Exercise Diary to chart your progress from Pile of Pudding to Fighting Fit.
Can you think of other uses for the clear divider sheets? If you do, please post a comment and tell us all about it!
I’m off to the gym to work on my own fitness goals. Toodle-oo for now!