Today I’m excited to be reviewing a product that combines two of my favorite things: a paper planner and health and fitness.
I was contacted a few months ago to see if I would be interested in reviewing the fitbook, which is a 12-week fitness and nutrition journal. I believe writing things down is a great way to hold yourself accountable when working on nutrition and fitness goals, so I was excited to see what this journal was all about! My original plan was to actually use the journal for a full 12 weeks and share my results, but then I was diagnosed with a torn tendon in my foot and that idea never materialized.
Luckily, I was able to use the fitbook for a little bit and really enjoyed it when I could exercise!
Features of the fitbook (from their website)
- 12-week goal-setting + reward system with tips + inspiration to keep you motivated and on track
- weekly planning pages to set goals, plan workouts + meals for the week ahead, and set rewards to motivate you
- record workouts daily to track progress, including space to record strength training, cardio, classes + flexibility
- food log to record healthy eats daily with space to jot down meals, macros + emotions, plus trackers for nutrients, vitamins, water + sleep
- weekly wrap-up pages to reward progress, reflect on your week + journal thoughts and inspiration
5 Things I Loved About Using fitbook
All things fitness: Unlike a regular paper planner, this journal is formatted specifically for your workouts. What is ironic is that literally right when I was contacted to review the fitbook, I was getting annoyed with tracking my workouts in my Erin Condren planner. Don’t get me wrong because I LOVE my EC planner. But keeping track of things like strength training and cardio workouts is sooooo much better in the fitbook, which is specifically designed for that.
Size: This journal is small and it is the perfect size to fit easily in my gym bag
Durability: The pages are nice and thick and the cover is extra durable. I wondered how a paper journal would do at the gym but I was pleasantly surprised how well it held up between my sweat and water bottle.
Formatting: I found that the amount of space on the page to write what I needed to write was pretty much perfect. Don’t you hate it when you’re filling something out and there’s not enough room?
Nutrition: Since I’m a dietitian, I obviously had to throw this one in there. I love that the fitbook includes a section about diet and nutrition. Proper nutrition is the foundation for fitness, and you cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Exercise and eating well go hand-in-hand, so I was very happy to see this incorporated into the journal. Two thumbs up from this RD.
Thoughts on the 12-Week Journal
I will be honest and say that I didn’t initially love the idea of a fitness journal that only lasted for 12 weeks. If you are like me and like to continuously work on health and fitness goals then a 12-week journal didn’t seem as appealing as a 6-month or 12-month journal.
But then after I had a chance to use the fitbook, I realized that 12 weeks is the perfect amount of time when you’re working towards a goal. So whether you are training for a marathon, trying to lose weight or maybe constantly in physical therapy (like me, lol), this is a great way to document your fitness progress.
A great gift idea: with the holidays coming up, I actually think this is the perfect gift if you have a friend or family member who is working on a health or fitness goal… especially with the new year being right around the corner!
Philosophy Behind fitbook
If you are interested in learning about the philosophy behind fitbook and what went into creating the product then check out this video made by the company’s owner, Angela:
I am giving away fitbooks to 3 lucky readers: 1 original, 1 fitbook junior and 1 fitbook pregnancy journal. You can enter by doing any of the following… don’t forget to log your entry into the raffleocopter giveaway:
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