The bullet journal is known for being a great tool in developing habits for yourself. From reading, grooming, hobbies, and mental health, the possibilities for self-improvement are only limited by what you can think of. This, of course, includes exercising to develop your fitness and health.
I’ve gathered some of the best spreads in Instagram and wrote a guide for newer bujo geeks to follow. If you find that you want to go ahead to the samples, simply scroll down until you find them listed below.
- 0.0.1 What is a Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker?
- 0.0.2 What Should A Bullet Journal Fitness Tracker Include?
- 0.0.3 Why Is It Wise To Keep A Bullet Journal Fitness Log?
- 0.0.4 How Do You Use The Bullet Journal Workout Tracker To Lose Weight & Become Healthier?
- 0.0.5 How To Make A Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker
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What is a Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker?
A Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker is a spread or tool you can include in your bullet journal. This tool lets you to track your exercise patterns and data throughout a set period of time, allowing you to be able to accurately adjust them and increase productivity.
With this tool, you will be able to accurately record each day of your workout, what kind of routine you engaged in, how long, and where. The level of detail or how much you want to record is totally under your control, allowing the user to personalize it in whatever way they wish.
Let’s face it: each of us have different needs when it comes to our bodies. What works for one person won’t always work for others. This means that you will need a routine that specifically works for you. The bullet journal exercise tracker is a way to craft that routine.
Also, there is no set term when referring to this tracker and it goes by many names. You might see some sources referring to it as a bullet journal workout tracker, or a health and fitness tracker – maybe even a bullet journal workout log. Whatever name they call it or whatever you want to call it, this spread’s main purpose is to help you keep track of your health and fitness goals and routines.
To further illustrate my point, throughout this article I’ll be referring to it in the different names that it is called. You’ll find that each time you read it, you’ll be able to quickly associate it to the core idea of this specific tracker.
You may ask: why do they have different names? Well, because it’s fun. You can name it the Bullet Journal Lift Heavy Stuff Tracker and it’ll be the same. There are actually fun reddit posts about what they can call certain tracker.
That’s actually one of the greatest things about bullet journaling, as long as it works for you, it’s right.
What Should A Bullet Journal Fitness Tracker Include?
While it is relative to the user’s health goals, some general metrics to track are:
- Date of workout
- Time of workout
- Planned workout routine
- Rest in-between sets
- Weight of equipment used
- Body weight
- Supplements taken
- Meals planned
- Calorie intake
- Distance reached during cardio
These are metrics mostly used in almost all training programs and are a great start for anyone looking to get into weight training. These metrics are also all optional, and it will all be up to you to decide on what to keep or remove.
When you are deciding on what to put into your tracker, try to remember what matters the most in your favorite exercise.
If you’re favorite exercise is swimming and you feel that you want to build it into your routine, add swimming metrics into your tracker.
Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker Tip 1
The best way to start – whether with a bullet journal or with any kind of training – is to keep it simple.
You don’t need really flashy bujo spreads that Instagram will love at first. Try it with a simple list using a cheap notebook and a pencil and eraser. Get the bearings you need to be able to execute it perfectly. When you’ve got it all down, then that’s when you go all out.
Check out The Scribbler Planet Notebook shop for many fun designs!
The same goes with exercise. Pace yourself before you wreck yourself.
Once you get the hang of things, if you really want that flashy bullet journal spread and that meticulous training regimen, then go for it.
Why Is It Wise To Keep A Bullet Journal Fitness Log?
Keeping a fitness log helps you gain perspective on your overall performance. By recording all your activities, you will have a bird’s eye view of your efforts for a set period of time, which you can then use to improve your overall routine.
You will be able to set goals better, track your progress, and increase efficiency to say the least.
This does not apply to exercising in general. In fact, in almost anything you want to improve in, you can use these general methods.
For example, if you want to improve in swimming, you can use the fitness log to track all your drills, your lap times, and your total laps. By setting the metrics or activities that will help you improve and sticking to it, you will be making a much more concentrated and efficient effort towards your final goal.
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If you are using the bullet journal workout log to improve in a specific sport or your overall fitness, deliberate practice is the key.
Deliberate practice is when you take the time to execute the task or activity the best way it can be executed. In other words, deliberate practice is when you practice something the right way.
It is significantly better than normal practice, because you just don’t go through the motions but put mental and physical effort in doing it.
How Do You Use The Bullet Journal Workout Tracker To Lose Weight & Become Healthier?
A great way to use the bullet journal workout tracker is by using it to build up good training habits. Tracking workouts through this method will also increase your accountability to yourself and help you set better goals.
One of the main benefits of the bullet journal is that it allows you to find the patterns that run your life. It helps you gain perspective that you otherwise wouldn’t have found by letting you analyze what events have occurred in the past. You can do this through re-examining your monthlies, your weeklies, or your dailies.
If you want to learn more about monthly, weekly, and daily spreads for the bullet journal, you can find out here.
Basically, those three collections are where you record what has occurred during the month, week, or day, hence their name. To be able to utilize these collection in conjunction to your workout log, you need to run them through each other.
What do I mean?
Well, keeping track of your workouts means keeping a check list of the workout for the day. If you were able to exercise on a certain day, you mark it on your tracker, along with any of the specific details.
But what if you weren’t able to exercise during that day?
That’s where the bullet journal and workout tracker comes in.
If you find a day in your workout tracker that wasn’t checked or is blank, you can take note of what day that is and turn to your weekly or daily spread. You can check on what happened that day and figure out why you weren’t able to keep up with your training.
Say you notice that while you are able to exercise regularly, you tend to skip your session altogether on Sunday. What you do is you go back to your daily spread, check on what your did on that day or maybe the one before and try to find a pattern.
Let’s say every Saturday you go out with friends for a drink, or maybe you binged on a show that day and found yourself going to sleep at 3 am. (This is completely hypothetical, and is not based on my actual schedule.. or is it?) Chances are you are too tired the next day to actually go to the gym, so you skip it completely.
Now, knowing this you can use that information to change your schedule in a way that will let you maintain your gym routine regularly.
I know. It won’t be easy, but nothing worth it is.
Another way to to improve your health and fitness through the bullet journal workout log is by setting goals.
Once you start with this, you need to remember to keep the goals simple and small. Build momentum in achieving them and once you do, celebrate!
You’ll find that as time goes on, you’ll be setting larger goals, and achieving greater things!
Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker Tip 3
What happens when you skip a day?
If you skip a certain training day but resolve to make up for it, then chill out. Relax and don’t beat yourself up for it. The whole reason you have this log is for you to improve. It’s going to take some time and it won’t be perfect.
Stick to it, and you will get there.
But if you find that you aren’t keeping up with it in any way shape or form, be accountable and do better.
Exercising and training is still a habit, thus it needs to be developed.
For developing other habits, check this out!
How To Make A Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker
To make a bullet journal exercise tracker, you will need a notebook, pen/pencil, and sometimes other art tools – depending on what your style is. A minimalist spread will basically be a simple checklist or chart. An artsy spread will require art supplies to create.
Minimalist Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker
A minimalist bullet journal exercise tracker is simply a checklist or chart, as mentioned above.
For those who want to use the full benefits of this but do not have the time to make elaborate spreads, this is the way to go. This is also for people with limited art skills(like me), and those who want a simple exercise tracker for their bullet journal.
There will be examples to follow for minimalist exercise tracker spreads down below.
Maximalist/Artsy Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker
An artsy or maximalist bullet journal exercise tracker is a little more complicated.
These are the types of spreads that require a lot of time and planning, and would often require an idea or inspiration to base it on. Sometimes the design or spread of the exercise tracker will follow the overall theme of the season or the bullet journal itself.
The exercise tracker is basically built around a design or layout that the bullet journalist has chosen, and will often be very aesthetically pleasing.
While I personally stick to minimalist spreads, I very greatly appreciate artsy spreads as well.
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When designing spreads, make sure to use a pencil and eraser first. Once you find it to your liking go ahead and make a piece of art!
If you need a good notebook to start a new bullet journal or exercise journal, a good place to start looking is right at our shop!
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60 Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker Ideas & Inspirations
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Some exercise trackers use color coding to help the user organize data for easier tracking.
You can try it out for yours, separating each metric to make it easier to go back to and analyze.
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An additional benefit of have exercise tracker is that looking back on all that you’ve done will give you added motivation.
Picture it, flipping through your old entries in your tracker, comparing all the lightweights you’ve carried to the heavier ones you are currently training with.
You’ll begin to see that, more and more, you are sticking to your designated workout/training days. It’ll be easier to go out into the gym, or to go to the pool, and such and train.
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The exercise tracker can help you avoid injury in the long run.
The purpose of a bullet journal exercise tracker isn’t only the regular training sessions, but also letting you control the frequency of it.
You’ll be able to schedule rest days efficiently, you’ll be able to set the right weights, and vary them accordingly to avoid any harm to you.
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If you ever find yourself having a hard time with the terms used in this article, be sure to check out our Bullet Journal Glossary to understand them better.
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The bullet journal exercise tracker also lets you record your body metrics like your weight, body mass index, etc.
This comes in handy because you get to chart your progress as well. Also the motivation that comes when you see your steady improvement is invaluable.
It helps you during the earlier phases where you can’t really see the changes your body is still going through.
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Do you want an exercise tracker but don’t have the time to make one? Or, maybe you do have the time but your art skills aren’t really there.
If that’s the case, you’ll want to go and find yourself a bullet journal exercise tracker printable!
Printables can be purchased online. They are printable templates and layouts from professional artists that you can easily purchase, print, cut and stick to your journal.
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Love these ideas and inspirations?
You can find more in Instagram and Pinterest!
They are the best places to find those bujo spreads that you can draw inspiration from! In fact, I regularly collect great stuff like these. If you want more, be sure to follow the Scribbler Planet Pinterest page!
Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker Tip 12
Be sure to enjoy the process!
Building habits take time, especially the ones that will improve your life the most. And while it may be hard some times, be sure to enjoy the finer things while you are at it.
A lot of these experiences will shape you in the long run, be sure to appreciate them and celebrate even the smallest of victories!
Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker Tip 13
Another tracker that is particularly important is the sleep tracker.
As with the exercise tracker, it lets you record the finer details of your sleep patterns to be able to improve it.
If you find that you also want to utilize this awesome tracker, you can find how to make it and some ideas here!
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Bullet Journal Exercise Tracker Tip 14
An awesome bullet journal hack is the bullet journal dutch door!
It let’s you access different parts of your notebook by cutting certain portions of your page. I bet you’ll be able to put it to good use with an exercise tracker as well.
If you want to learn about it and find great ideas, you can do so here!
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You can incorporate different themes into your trackers as well. These make it more fun, as well as makes it look more aesthetically pleasing.
Want a space theme theme for your exercise tracker, you can find it here!
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You’ll find that many of these examples are simple and very minimalistic, while others are elaborate and very aesthetically focused.
The main things is that it works for you, and that the design and layout motivates you to go out and workout. If a method helps you improve and develop yourself, then by all means go ahead and continue doing it!
Did these inspire you to start your own bullet journal or start using an exercise tracker? Be sure to take a look at our shop if you need a new notebook for your bullet journal!