Saturday, 17 September 2016

Review // Food & Exercise journal

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that one thing I can't keep my hands off is organisers - any organiser, I currently own an impressive collection but had never been able to find a food or exercise journal that didn't cost the earth to import from abroad. 
Well, I now can look no further, as I have found the perfect little book from Paperchase for the small price of £7. Naturally, I also purchased a desk planner with this order, but I'll save that for another day. 
Inside the book is 3 sections; food, exercise and goals. 

  Each section has ample space for my (massive) writing, and has each section split up with easy to locate tabs so that your work doesn't get muddled up. 
I've only recently started doing some form of resistance work, so I'm massively looking forward to using the 'fitness' section which has a nice set up for logging what type of activity you're doing, as well as reps, sets, weight and duration. 
For only £7, I am very impressed with the quality of the book, and the size of it means I can slip it in my gym bag with a pen and not have to worry about using up valuable space which could be taken up by food - hah, and you think I'm joking. 
My only issue with the book was, in fact, the choice of delivery options. I foolishly forgot to pick this up when I went in to my local Paperchase, so thought I would use click & collect to remind me - only, with Paperchase you now have to pay for this feature..and the price is the same as the delivery option. Needless to say, I took the lazy option and had it delivered to my front door by a very rain drenched Royal Mail postie who held the large box out to me looking like he wished he was sat on a tropical island instead of at my door. 
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wishing to improve their fitness. The food section holds you accountable for what you eat, and lets you write out per meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) how many calories were in each portion, as well as how much water you have consumed and how many veggies/fruits you consume. I can sometimes (often) overeat a lot with snacking, so this is definitely a good way to see where my calories are going in a day!