Thursday, February 19, 2015

Going old-school

I am a gadget girl -- I was an early adopter of the electronic calendar since it's the only way that I ever make it to meetings on time. But when I saw the video for The Passion Planner, I really wanted to try it. I think there is some power to pen and paper. 

It was obvious that the Passion Planner people had not planned for the kind of crazy success they had because their shipping was very late -- I finally got my planner this week, a gift from my Fitbloggin' Secret Santa Sharla (thank you!). 

I'm going to keep my appointments electronically, but each week I will add them to my Passion Planner and look at the week ahead.  

I'm doing something similar with Weight Watchers -- I do track on my phone, because that's the easiest way to get the points, but there is something about tracking on paper that helps me, so I bought a new spiral-bound tracker.  I didn't have a great weigh-in yesterday because I didn't track on Fat Tuesday -- it was a terrible day at work and there were treats everywhere. I didn't go crazy, but I still indulged too much. I was up 0.8.

I'm no longer Catholic, if I ever was, but Lent still feels like a time to focus on being a better person to me. My husband and I are returning to using our HomeRoutines app because we want to be more organized and less messy at home. I'm also going to add extra focus to my "Fit by Fitbloggin'" food and exercise tracking.  No Facebook until my meals are tracked. I'm also going to try to catch myself when I'm worrying/obsessing about the things I worry and obsess about. If there isn't something constructive I can do, I need to distract myself from them.

Are you using Lent to give up/add in anything to your habits? 

1 comment:

  1. I am SUCH a paper person! I've tried logging my food on the WW app and never stick with it. So, I'm all about the 3 month journal.

    I looked at the Passion Planner but felt it was too structured for me, so I decided not to get it. Now I'm thinking I might need more of that structure to get things done. Haha.


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