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Keep on top of your food and exercise goals with this free printable Food and Fitness Tracker!
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Did you make any resolutions this year? Mine were to pay better attention to what I eat, drink more water, and exercise regularly. I’ve been doing pretty well, and one reason why is because I’ve been tracking everything.
It’s one thing to make a resolution, but it’s a another thing to actually track your progress!
To keep myself on track, I created this free printable Food and Fitness Tracker. It has everything you need to keep up with those goals: a daily food and fitness tracker, a weekly menu planner, and a goals worksheet. I also created some cute divider pages so you can set up an easy to use binder that keeps everything organized.
Creating a weekly meal plan is the best way I’ve found to stay on top of what I eat. I love it for a few reasons: there’s no staring into the cupboard after work wondering what to make for dinner; I’m less likely to get takeout; and it makes creating a grocery list a snap.
Tip: save your meal plans from previous weeks. If you’ve ever at a loss for what to cook one week, you can look back at previous meal plans for ideas!
After each meal I fill in the daily food and fitness tracker, whether I’ve followed my meal plan exactly or not. This tool is so helpful, because it really gives you an honest view of what you’re eating everyday (good or bad). I also use it to track my water intake and daily exercise.
I’m not one to deprive myself of something sweet, but I do look for better options. One of my favorite sweet snacks is DOVE Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almond, Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew, and Dark Chocolate Cherries. With their delicious dark chocolate and real fruit, this is exactly the kind of treat I love!
My sweet tooth is one of my problems areas. Growing up, my mom was a great cook, and we always had homemade desserts in our house. I still crave something sweet most evenings, but a piece of cake is no longer a daily treat.
These days, when I get that craving I like to reach for a better-for-me indulgence, like DOVE Chocolate Fruit & Nut. This yummy treat is made with dark chocolate and real fruit, so it totally satisfies my sweet tooth but is still in line with my eating goals … win win!
Here’s what you’ll need to set up your own binder:
- free printables (scroll to the end of the post)
- card stock
- regular printer paper
- plastic page protectors
- binder (look for one with a plastic sleeve on the front and spine)
- three-hole punch
- washi tape, decorative pens, and stickers
- clipboard, optional
Start by printing the free printables at full size (check your print settings). I printed the binder cover and section dividers on card stock, and I printed the daily food and fitness tracker, meal planner, and goals worksheet on regular printer paper.
If you are setting up the binder for a year, print 52 copies of the food and fitness tracker and of the meal planner (one for each week), plus 12 copies of the goals worksheet (that way you can revisit your goals every month).
Of course, you don’t need to print everything all at once. I printed enough copies for a couple months, and I’ll add more pages later.
Next, I put the three sections (Goals, Daily Food & Fitness Tracker, and Menu Planner) in plastic sleeve protectors.
- Goals section divider
- Goals worksheets
- Daily Food & Fitness Tracker divider
- Daily Food & Fitness Tracker pages
- Menu Planner divider
- Menu Planner pages
I put my goals first, because I like to review this section every day. It helps keep me on track, and it’s a great reminder of the things I want to accomplish. Of course, you can set up your binder whatever way works best for you! This binder is also a great place to store anything food or fitness related, like new recipes or workout routines you find in magazines.
Have a little fun with your binder! On my goals worksheet, I added cute washi tape to highlight my goals, and I used my favorite gel pens to write everything out.
I also like to use washi tape to highlight things in my daily food and fitness tracker, and sometimes I’ll even add stickers if I accomplish a goal, or if it’s just a great day. I’ve found that if I make it fun, then I’m more likely to keep up with it.
If you don’t want to create a binder, a simple clipboard is a great place to keep this free printable Food and Fitness Tracker organized. Simply print out the pages you need for the week, attach them to the clipboard, then store the clipboard somewhere handy.
You can decorate a plain clipboard with wash tape, too … how cute does that look?
Click the images below (anywhere except the “Pin Me!” button) to access the free printables.
Make sure to check out more great ideas on the DOVE website!
What is your favorite way to track your food and fitness goals?
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