Hey everyone, Sabrina here! Here to show you a quick, easy and fun way to create your own framed calendar. I don’t know about you all but during the fall my bod definitely is in a hibernation mode; hiding that food I’ve been storing from holidays or special events all the way until middle of next spring.
As a personal goal for myself I decided to start eating healthy and working out again. Because if I let myself I could eat pizza every day which is not good. So what better way than to start at the beginning of fall instead of waiting until a month or two before summer. Yes, I am one of those people who do that because I love all the delicious foods that come with the fall season. But not this time this calendar is going to help me focus!
I am going to show you how to create a calendar for… you guessed it; a workout schedule! Enough babbling let’s jump right into this…
So here are some supplies you will need:
- A picture frame
- A blank printable calendar
- Washi tape
- Dry erasable markers
- Optional: Tape runner or glue
First off, put aside your picture frame and dry easers all you need to begin is your blank calendar and some stickers. You can create your own calendar in word or excel or you can print one off the internet. In my printable collection I had a blank Day Designer calendar that I printed months ago so I’m just going to use that. I grabbed my PopFizzPaper sticker collection and pulled out some days of the week stickers, a month of the year sticker, lots of icons and some summer vibes quotes.
Start by sticking down your days of the week. Next is optional but it’s to grab some washi and decorate around the calendar. I ended up putting down my “August” month of the year sticker first before my washi and guess what… when I peeled it off I wasn’t careful so I ripped it a little. No worries though; no need to waste the sticker just grab a tape runner, put some tape on the back and you’re good to continue! If you make a mistake with a sticker gently and patiently peel it up don’t be like me and just rip it off like Band-Aid. Once you’ve gotten your washi down, either write at the top the month or use a sticker like me. Next is grab those workout icons and start pre planning your week [or entire month.]
For fun, I made each week a different color. I always end up having left over icons from my weekly kits so those are the icons that I am using in case you’re wondering why the sizing of some icons are smaller than others. Since my calendar boxes are small I could only fit one icon inside; I originally want to do two icons one related to work out and another for meals but I figured that would just be too cluttered. I actually like having this calendar just for my exercises that I plan to do for the week. I used 3 different icons:
The shoe is for the type of exercise I plan to do that day
The dumbbell is for cardio/ gym [if I decided to go to a gym]
The scale is for weigh in to check how I am doing; which is a personal preference
Now that I have placed all my icons on the week days that I plan to work out I went ahead and just added a few motivational and fun quotes. Along with a couple of emoji stickers and since it’s Olympics month I’ve add a couple of Olympic symbols for extra motivation. I will be out of town one weekend this month so that little road sticker reminds me that even though I will be out of town to get that work out in and more in likely I will set a reminder alarm to get my workout in. When all your stickers are set in the perfect place you want them to be, grab a pen and write in the number of the day or feel free to use a sticker if you have the space. Once the decoration process is complete its time to place it into the picture frame.
You may have to cut down the sides if need be but make sure when you place it into the frame it’s exactly how you want it be because remember you’re going to be writing on the glass of the frame itself so line it up good and give yourself enough writing space on the sides. Now that your calendar is in the frame you’re ready to grab your dry easer marker and start filling in your week [or month.] Since I like to switch it up with different exercises I ended up categorizing what I plan to do for that specific day. Example: Mondays are leg days, Tuesdays are arm days, Wednesday is abs, Friday is cardio, etc. I also like to have at least one or two rest days a week depending on how hard I work myself. But you do you! Because you are writing on the glass you can remove, add or switch any of your work outs. Awesome, right? Well, that’s it! Go ahead and place it up on the wall behind your desk or stand it up on your desk.
I hope you enjoyed this cute idea feel free to use this for anything else like a meal plan calendar, work schedule, school schedule or for events; this idea works for all. If you create a cute picture framed calendar we want to see it so make sure you tag @PopFizzPaper on Instagram and join/ share on the PopFizzPaper Fans Facebook group!