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Posts Tagged ‘daily log’

Calendars Update

Posted by terrepruitt on December 4, 2021

Two calendars update. The cute Advent calendar and the Colorful Daily Tracker.  This picture of the daily log is better than the scan I posted a couple of days ago.  Here you can see all the colors!

How is it going for you?

 

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Daily Coloring

Posted by terrepruitt on November 30, 2021

It has been almost an entire year! I started with the idea to “move” at least 30 minutes a day and I was using a specific color for a specific movement, but then that first month became primarily just one color. So I decided to just use any color for any movement. Since I had received a set of gel pens for Christmas I was excited to use them. And I decided to use one type per month, I used each type twice. April and September are the fluorescent pens. March and July are the pastels. In November I used two types the fluorescent and pastels. Also . . . as you can see I went from coloring in the entire space to making designs or patterns. That helped speed up the process.

The pictures does not do the color of the pens justice.  Some of the yellows, oranges, and greens are not showing, but basically every day is filled in. I have done some intentional type of movement at least 30 minutes every day. It is not always 30 minutes of the same thing, but it is at least 20 minutes of spinning and then a variety of yoga, stretching, and strength training. I did not count the time I teach because teaching is a little different than DOING in some cases.

One month to go!

 

I know there are so many variations of daily tracking calendars out there.  Did you do one?

 

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Colorful Daily Tracker

Posted by terrepruitt on August 2, 2021

So how are you doing on the daily calendar/tracker? Do you remember it? I have it in a place where I see it so I remember it, but I have to be honest, I did have to stop and fill in a few days at a time. I do my daily thing, but I don’t always fill out the log daily. The way I color the log changed. In my first post I made a key with colors assigned to a specific movement, I figured I would change the color assignments every month (so I could use all of the pens), but it ended up primarily just one color . . . which would tend to make sense if you were doing one specific thing daily. But I had made my log for 30 minutes of movement and changed in February to just use a color for meeting that goal. Also in February I added indoor cycling to my menu of movement. So my 30 minutes could be a combination of yoga, Nia, stretching, cycling, and/or walking.

I am still using the set of pens I received at Christmas and so far sticking with a type of pen per month. January was glitter, a majority of the glitter gets rubbed off, but when I look closely I can still see it. February was metal. March pastel. April was florescent. May was regular. There are only five different types so I reused metal for June and pastel for July. I am using glitter for August, but I think I am going to use dots and stripes for the LONG/larger days . . . we will see how that goes.

Anyway . . . hard to believe we are past the halfway point in the year.

So . . . do you have a daily practice? Do you have a calendar/journal/log that you use to keep track?

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Coloring Daily – It’s A Log

Posted by terrepruitt on February 3, 2021

Seems like many of us are doing new things. I know when we were originally told to stay home last March many people started new things, many of us started “wearing many hats“.  But this new month seems to have us at it again.  I thought I would do a Daily Log check in.  I really am happy being able to color it in daily.  In the original post I had made a key for the colors I would use for a specific thing in January, but then — as you can see — it somewhat ended up being primarily one color.  So I have switched to just using any color when I have gotten my exercise/movement in for the day.

The set of gel pens I received for Christmas has different types (glitters, pastels, metal, etc.) so what I decided to do is use one group for a month . . . at least for February.  I am using the metal set of eight.  We will see how that goes.

I am wondering how the poor paper will look in a few months.  I am trying to be gentle with it, but it is paper after all.

How about you?  Anyone joining me with this color in daily log?

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Fun Christmas Gifts

Posted by terrepruitt on January 13, 2021

So these Christmas gifts might not go in the category of helpful . . .but maybe. A friend of mine gave me some nail polish recently that started an avalanche of nail polish “needs”. Since it is more expensive than I would normally spend on a bottle of polish – and I haven’t painted my nails in years! – I thought it was the perfect “ask” for a gift. And I recently fell in love with a purple pen which started an avalanche of me wanting colored pens . . . again . . . pens are not something we need so to me it was a good “ask”. I asked for a set of pens. I was telling one of my friends that I got them and she asked if there was anything I planned on doing with them and I had not. I was just looking forward to writing with them. When I had picked them out I hadn’t really paid attention to the fact that there were GLITTER pens in there. Yeah, I am a middle aged woman that gets excited about glitter pens. So that is one of the reasons why I was so excited by the recent idea of logging a daily task by coloring. I have a fun way to use my pens.

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So . . . I feel so very blessed that I am able to really just get simple things I want for Christmas. When all my needs and wants are met, it is fun to be able to get some fun stuff.

Did you get any fun stuff for Christmas?

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Daily Log For Movement Or Whatever . . . .

Posted by terrepruitt on January 6, 2021

There are so many fabulous things about taking trainings online. When I took the FIRST EVERY Nia Belt Training Online there were people from all over the world participating. As part of the training live virtual Nia classes are included. It was super fun to dance with people all over the world. I am teaching classes virtually myself so unfortunately I was not able to attend a lot of the classes because my classes are on the optimal days at the optimal time – and so are a lot of others. So when there was a class offered I was usually teaching. BUT, I did take a class with one Nia teacher in New Zealand. She is hilarious.  She just sent out a Daily Log which is perfect. I have been wanting to do something with MY students that is easy and fun and she found it.

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What a super easy way to keep track of ANYTHING! Just color in the number and then at the end of the month you will have a colorful word and at the end of the year you will have a color paper!

I am inviting my students to use it as a movement log. So whenever they get some exercise in their day they color in the date. There are so many ways it can be done . . .

If you want to set some guidelines it could be that you color in a date when you have done at least 30 minutes of exercise/movement. If you do a variety of movement forms you can use a different color for each activity. I am going to use a separate color for yoga, Nia, and stretch. I will have an “other” color and a color for none, but for the “none” I am going to use the color and line through the day. I will probably change colors during the year so I can end up with a colorful paper.

You can find a blank one to download (JPEG) for printing for your use on my site by clicking here. The numbers might not print very clear, but it it easy enough to figure out. I can’t read the tiny URL on the page to know where this came from but – thank you, Creator-Of-This-Cool-Tool!

Remember it is ok to have days where you may not have gotten in any documentable movement (it happens) so if you want a colorful page go ahead and pick a color for the time when you are giving yourself a rest.

And like I said this is good for more than just keeping track of days with movement, it could be for days you meditate or days you talk to friends or loved ones, it could even be for keeping track of daily medication or days you eat veggies . . .the possibilities are endless. It is an easy way to keep track of things.

Thank you to Stephanie for sharing. I am so excited. I hope you will join me on this coloring journey. With my students we will have a monthly show and tell . . . seeing each others’ coloring progress. You can always join in on that too!  I can’t wait to see how it looks at the end of the year!

Don’t you think this is a cool way to track completion of daily movement or log completion of a daily task? 

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