When it comes to working out I use the gym as my alone time, my bubble of serenity where I can forget about my worries and work up a sweat. So it’s not surprising that I leave my phone in my gym bag so that I can concentrate on some quality me-time, and although there are plenty of apps, timers and calculators to help you with your workouts sometimes the traditional approach is the best which is why I adore my new Log It Or Lose It diaries.
No more lack of wifi, battery running low or social media to distract me during sets as here I have everything I need to see me through my session by logging my progress and results. These handy diaries can also be personalised to suit a gym, personal trainer or as a gift and motivation for yourself and loved ones. I think it’s a great idea to personalise a family set for a special occasion such as leading up to a wedding or holiday and they’d even be great for a slimming group to boost morale and have a healthy support network as you can log food and calories too. Once I qualify as a personal trainer I’ll be proudly providing these to my clients with my logo on them.
Here I have three workout logs which are an A6 Gym Diary, A6 Gym & Nutrition Log and A5 XL Gym Diary. The A6 diaries are the same size as a postcard and the larger A5 diary is half the size of a piece of paper which make them super compact and handy to pop into a gym bag or keep in your desk drawer. The sturdy ring binder diaries have a durable plastic cover and contain workouts with dates, exercises, weights, reps, cardio, time and a notes section. There’s a section for logging your measurements from starting weight, body fat, neck, chest, upper arms, forearms, waist, thighs, calves and goals as well as your contact information should you misplace it and a progress log at the end. The nutrition log allows you to chart your meals, calories, carbs, fat and protein to ensure that you’re always on top of your diet; they’re a great way to chart progress, to highlight any weaknesses, eliminate unnecessary calories and bring attention to areas that need improvement. If you work with a personal trainer then it’s the ideal snapshot of your health and fitness, a body C.V if you will and the motivational quotes at the bottom of each page are just what I need when I wake up at 6am for my morning workout; quitters never win and winners never quit!