2022 started in somewhat of an unofficial lockdown with a month spent working from home. Since I didn’t want to go for my daily walk during my lunch break as I’d get sunburnt, I decided to do some online fitness classes instead. I need to add some more variety to my exercise routine this year, so created a weekly spread with a daily fitness habit tracker, checklist, appointments and important tasks.
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Before the Pen
I didn’t want to do a spread that had weekdays because even if I allocate tasks to certain days, it never usually gets done in that order. So instead I just created an appointments box for the few things that did actually need to be done on a certain day.
Since I rarely use graph paper this was the perfect excuse to use it for the daily fitness tracker.
I also added a blank checklist using another Happy Planner refill for the other page of the spread.
Related post: Classic size Happy Notes review
After the Pen
I normally just do the same routine of yoga twice a week and then pilates once a week. Yes you can find plenty of free classes online on YouTube, but I spend so much time sifting through videos to find ones I like, so I decided to invest in alo moves. I have a referral link if you want to try it for 30 days. I really like that I can filter classes by duration not just searching keywords. Instead of keeping a separate list in my planner of classes I liked or want to do again, I can just favorite them for quick reference later.
For my graph I mostly did up to 40 minutes of yoga or pilates per day which could be two x 20 minutes classes, or 1 x 30 minute class and 1 x 10 minute class, on top of my 1hr + walk each day.
I drew mini graphs for 6 days of the week (rest day Sunday), and used a number key. I then drew the graph for my goal for each activity on each day’s spread.
It would save far more space if I just combined them into one weekly graph instead of separate mini graphs for each day but I had the space and like how it turned out.
Much better with some color added throughout the week too!
I used a classic size Happy Notes so there was a lot of space to work with. I added a pomodoro tracker too. Working from home there aren’t as many little ‘reset’ breaks. There’s nobody sitting next to me to randomly have chats with throughout the day, nobody popping over to my desk asking questions. I can’t just solidly focus on something for hours on end so I created a pomodoro tracker. It was very helpful and something I want to keep incorporating into my weekly spreads.
- Happy planner classic size Rongrong notes and things (looks like a rainbow horizontal page on the promotional picture but the back side is the graph paper)
- Pastel dots checklist Happy Planner classic size (the back side of the page says ‘you got this’)
- Classic size happy notes (the one I have is no longer sold but other styles are available in my sister’s store, Carefully Crafted).
- Frixion erasable pen in black
- Stabilo Boss Highlighters (If you’re in Australia, a cheaper alternative are the J Burrows pastel highlighters from Officeworks – the colors look the same)
- PA stencil ‘Journaling’
Would I use this spread again?
Yes, I used a different version of this weekly spread in the following weeks until returning to the office and a more normal routine.
The fitness tracker has helped me develop a routine (beginner pilates, legs, posture, beginner yoga, strength, core etc.) which I now track in more detail on my monthly habit tracker.
I like how the daily graphs looked but I probably wouldn’t do them again just because of the setup time involved.
As always, not having a large space for weekdays works so well for me. I also really liked the pomodoro tracker and want to keep incorporating that into my weekly spreads.
Past weekly spreads
- Categorised weekly planning using printables in the ARC discbound notebook
- Rainbow weekly spread using the Speedy Stencils and Zebra Mildliners
- Quick and easy washi tape and highlighters weekly spread
- Discbound punch comparison – ARC versus Levenger versus Happy Planner
- Making your own planner stickers: the tools and resources you need
- The 3 things I plan digitally instead of using pen and paper
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