Friday, 31 March 2017

Are You Doing The 21 Day Fix? STARTplanner Can Help You Track Nutrition and Fitness

Beachbody's 21 Day Fix is a lifestyle and fitness plan that takes the guesswork out of portion control and exercise. It is classified as simple fitness combined with simple nutrition to produce fast results. A lot of the guess work is taken out about portion control and you can also learn a lot about meal prepping.

The nutrition portion of 21 Day Fix consists of using the rainbow-colored portion control containers. A booklet is provided for participants to figure out what their calorie bucket is, and that calorie bucket determines how many of each colored container the participants can fill with foods each day.

What Do The Colored Containers Mean For The 21 Day Fix?

  • Purple - fruit
  • Green - vegetables
  • Red - protein
  • Blue - healthy fats
  • Yellow - carbohydrates
  • Orange -- seeds and dressings

    While it is not color coded, a Shakeology shaker cup is also provided for drinks.

    The food does not need to be eaten from these containers. They can be used for reference or measurement, and then, the food can be combined or cooked accordingly.

    The STARTplanner, with the nutrition segment, can be used as a food diary. The number, color, and contents of each food container can be recorded for each meal as a food tracker, but it also can help the participant see what foods she has consumed. At a certain point, if there is a lull or plateau, reviewing the STARTplanner can help the participant add variety or creativity to daily menus. Also, depending on the individual's weight loss goals, the 21 Day Fix tends to be repeated over multiple cycles so that is another example of how careful recording of menus and foods on specific dates in the STARTplanner is helpful reference material since the participant could write notes about how good, bad, satisfying, or unsatisfying specific meal choices are.

    The fitness portion of 21 Day Fix is also relatively straightforward. There are six workouts, thirty minutes each, entitled as follows:
  • Total Body Cardio Fix
  • Upper Fix
  • Lower Fix
  • Pilates Fix
  • Cardio Fix
  • Yoga Fix

    A workout calendar is included to clearly designate on each of the 21 days which workout is to be done. Of course, each workout should be recorded in the corresponding day of your STARTplanner.

    In addition, there are two optional items in the 21 Day Fix program. The 3 Day Quick Fix can be done in the final three days of the program for even better results. A Dirty Thirty workout (wow that's hard!!) provided additional fat-burning exercises. 

As a result, the STARTplanner acts as both to record data on nutrition and exercise and to share thoughts, feelings, or general reflections on a given day. Using it with the 21 Day Fix makes what is marketed as a simple and effective lifestyle program even better because it allows the participant to gain insight from what may have happened on previous days or previous rounds of the program. Finally, all Beachbody programs recommend the participant take specific body measurements on the first and last day of the program. This data should also be recorded in the STARTplanner as a means to evaluate results and overall performance.
STARTplanner-21 Day Fix Nutrition Tracker


How To Keep Track Of Your Work Out Results

While there are many people who thoroughly enjoy a good, sweaty workout, there are many more who don't like the thought of it. Because it's good for your overall health, it's important to intentionally move and workout throughout your week. Whether you're trying to lose weight, conquer a new sport or maintain a healthy workout regiment, it's a good idea to use a planner like the STARTplanner lineup to help you keep track of your workout results.

If you're trying to lose weight...

If you'd like to lose weight, workout tracking will be one of the best ways to get into the habit. If you're someone who hasn't been very active in a while, it can be hard to break that habit and start moving. Pull out the planner and go straight to your start date. Afterward, place your current weight next to that date. When it comes to weight loss, you've got to focus on the small wins first. Make a small weight loss goal for the week. It shouldn't be more than 1-2 pounds. Then, decide what your workouts will entail for you to get to that point. Don't forget that diet has a lot to do with the success of that goal as well. Keep doing this process consistently each week and you'll reach your goal.

If you're conquering a new challenge...

If you've been eyeing those yoga gurus on Instagram and would like to be just like them, consider making that your newest workout challenge. If you've never done any yoga before, get a video, visit a class or check out an online resource to get started. Write down your goals and create a schedule. In order to become really good at yoga, you've got to practice. While it's good to get into a daily practice, you may not have the time. Open up your planner and begin to realistically carve out time to practice yoga poses for at least 15 minutes. In the beginning, your yoga sessions may only be twice a week. As you continue to improve, you'll probably want to do more sessions throughout the week. As you improve, you can write down the poses you're working on and what still needs perfecting.

If you're maintaining a healthy workout regimen...

As you continue to maintain a healthy workout regimen, it's wise to write down numbers. For example, take note of how long it takes you to run the mile. Even as you maintain, your numbers should improve because your body eventually masters a certain skill. As you track your workouts, exercise will continue to be a mainstay in your lifestyle and you'll want to know how much further and harder your body can go. In order for your body to avoid the plateau, you've got to push yourself. Workout tracking helps you see how far you've come and can also inspire you to see how far you can really go.

Keep the planner in a safe spot near your workout area. The safe spot could be your gym locker or the desk near your yoga mat. Just make sure it's close by so you can monitor your progress and keep track of how your body responds to exercise.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

What Does it Mean To Hustle As A Working Mom?

Being a mother is a full time job. From conception to birth you have carried your little bundle of joy making sure to eat well and take care of yourself for the health and happiness of your little one. And, as a mother, this responsibility never wanes. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Tack on the responsibility of a job or career outside the house and you have a full-fledged hustler! Juggling care, meal times, bath time, bills, carpools and conference calls are all in a full days' responsibilities. If you have not read our previous post on "5 reasons why working moms are super heroes" you need to!

To be a working mom you have to be energetic, on point - and you can't skip a beat! Today's demanding schedules require that (even if you were up all night sleep training) you chug the coffee (or green juice) and tackle the day. Time is of the essence! Meetings are flanked with texts about grocery lists and after school activities. What does this all mean? It means you need all the help you can get!

And help can come in a variety of ways - husband or partner, additional caretakers, housekeepers (a personal favorite). How about a clone of yourself? Some of those aren't possible, however a streamlined method of organizing your day is now possible.

Enter in STARTplanner - a unique, personalized and streamlined action-oriented planner designed to keep you on track and achieve all of your goals. From day planning to meal planning - STARTplanner helps you achieve your goals through proper planning, organizing and preparing yourself for success. It all starts with YOU!

Enjoy bath time (even if it makes a mess) and enjoy that weekend trip because you have scheduled and budgeted for it! No more stressing, spreading your finances too thin, and last minute planning! It's time to take control of your entire life - and your own planner!

And what does this mean for you? Organizing your life and achieving goals isn't just about to-do lists. It's about more fun! STARTplanner can help YOU do that. But how to maintain a growing career and be a mother? By taking care of the "must do's," in order to have time for the "want to do's". You need to organize your life and create time in order to spend quality time with your children and family. To create memories that last a lifetime and raise your children the way you want to!

Plan your days, track your career and health goals, plan personal finance, and even meal schedules in a perfectly functional and beautifully designed planner. And then, leave more time for the spontaneous bits of motherhood to happen - first steps, his first school dance. What does this all mean? You can now do all of things you want to do and be a working mom - take care of your career and your home! Start taking care of YOU so YOU can give your best self to your loved ones for years to come. Remember it all starts and ends with you!
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

How To Use A Daily Planner To Organize Your Family Finances

Using a financial planner will help you stay on top of bills, avoid overspending, and save money. Without budgeting or tracking your spending, you may find yourself living paycheck to paycheck or not having enough money for unexpected expenses. There are three general types of planners you could buy: daily, weekly, and monthly. For busy parents that have a lot going on, STARTplanners have built in budgeting, goal setting and todo lists built in. To ensure you get the most out of your daily planner, we have explained below how to use it to organize your family finances:

Track the Amount of Money You Spend

You should develop the habit of recording all spending to make sure the family doesn't go over budget. Allot a certain amount of money for each category of expenses, and send any money left over at the end of the month into your savings account. Saving extra money helps your family reach goals faster, whether for a college fund or vacation fund.

Our 2017 A5 Fancy Pants Daily Planner System is perfect to use for organizing your family's finances. It features a monthly budgeting section and an accountability partners page. The planner also helps you to create meal schedules, track health insurance co-pays, and track spending on entertainment.

Store Receipts in the Pockets of the Planner

You don't always have a moment to open your planner and record what you purchased. During those moments, you can store receipts in the pocket of your planner and record them later when you get a moment to. Not all planners come with pockets, so ensure the daily planner you buy offers the ability to store paper items. Our 2017 A5 Fancy Pants Daily Planner System has several pockets inside the front and back cover.

Set Financial Goals

Many planners have a goals section where you can clearly define your goals. Make good use of this section! According to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor, people are 42% more likely to achieve their goals when they write them down. This statistic is based on her study of 267 people from various countries and professions. She compared those who write their goals down to those who didn't.

Plan for Retirement

According to, approximately 50% of households won't have enough money in retirement to maintain their standards of living. Some retirees rely on the government and charities to survive. To ensure you have enough money for retirement, you should include a retirement-related goal in your financial planner. If you're new to planning for retirement, a common rule you can use to get started is the 4% withdrawal rule. According to this rule, you must save 25 times your expenses each year to save enough retirement money. If you only withdraw 4% of the retirement fund each year upon retirement, its own growth will sustain itself.

You can maintain a healthy financial life by using a daily planner to organize your family finances. Each day, you should record how much money was spent on what to ensure nothing goes unaccounted for. If you don't track spending, you will wonder where the money went at the end of the month. A daily planner from STARTplanner also helps you stay focused on achieving your financial goals. for financial budgeting


Monday, 27 March 2017

What Is The Difference Between A Day, Weekly & Yearly Calendar?

Should you use a daily, weekly, monthly, or all of the above planner? This is an important question to ask yourself before buying a planner. For a high quality planner that's customized to your lifestyle and needs, you'll naturally have to pay a bit more money. The cost is worth it when you buy the right planner. It will save you a tremendous amount of time while ensuring you remember everything important. Continue reading to determine whether you need a day vs weekly vs monthly planner.

How Fixed is Your Schedule?

Those who have fixed schedules that don't change often usually only need a monthly planner. If you have a heavy work load or a lot to do, then a monthly and weekly planner may be the better choice, even with a fixed schedule. When your schedule changes frequently and depends on various factors, a weekly or daily planner is the right choice. You will only feel stressed out if you try cramming everything in a monthly planner.

A good weekly planner that we offer is the 2017 Hustle Weekly Planner. Each week has a small box in the upper left corner for writing the top three tasks you want to complete that week. It's an easy way to get a quick overview of the week ahead and keep your mind focused on what matters most for the week.

Do You Have a Lot Going on?

Let's say you're a parent who has started a business. You have a lot going on, so you would benefit most from a daily planner. It will keep your mind focused each day on what needs to get done. If you only have one area of focus, such as working toward being promoted at your workplace, then a weekly planner may be most suitable for you. Typically, the more things you have going on, the more precise of a planner you'll need.

Our 2017 Hustle Daily Business Edition Planner is a good planner for entrepreneurs and business owners. It includes a Biz section where you can plan social media and marketing tasks and monitor your business budget.

Do You Have a Lot of Events Throughout the Year?

Another factor that influences what type of planner you need is how many events you attend or host throughout the year. If you only have a few events, such as Thanksgiving, your annual family vacation, and a seminar or two, then you don't necessarily need a monthly calendar. These events are easy to remember, and you can write them in a weekly or daily planner.

If you have a lot of events to remember and lead a busy life, then a combination of a weekly planner and monthly planner would work well. Or you could buy a monthly insert for your weekly planner. We sell many different types of inserts at STARTplanner, so you can fully customize your planner to suit your needs. Examples of inserts we offer are weekly pages, contact pages, and notes.

Planners are helpful for keeping your life organized and accomplishing your goals. If you're new to using planners, it can feel overwhelming to shop for one. The distinction between a day vs weekly vs monthly planner isn't apparent to those new to using planners. Now that we've clarified what each type of planner is best for, you can buy a planner with greater confidence.

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

What Is The Difference Between a Day Planner and a Weekly Planner?

If you've never used a planner before, the choices and options can seem somewhat daunting. Whether you go with a day planner vs weekly planner depends on the kinds and number of things you must (or want to) keep track of from day to day.

The Day Planner

Day planners consist of either a one-page or two-page per day format, usually with increments of time set out on each page. Individuals who have a large number of appointments that occur every day will find a day planner indispensable. Besides people whose jobs are defined by meeting with people all day long, students find it easier to keep track of their class schedules and extra-curricular activities with a day planner. You can also find day planners with to-do lists incorporated in each day, as well as room to keep track of mileage, expenses, meal-planning, and grocery lists. But if your typical schedule contains only a few appointments here and there, or if you like to keep things short and sweet, the day planner can seem more like a heavy, cumbersome brick to lug around than a helpful assistant.

The Weekly Planner

Weekly planners generally show you your entire week on two pages, typically from Monday through Sunday, with Saturday and Sunday sharing a smaller section of the two-page format than the other days of the week. No time increments are marked, so you can write whatever information you want in the section designated for that particular day, from appointments, to to-do lists.
As an example, you could write "10 am - doctor appointment," as well as a reminder to call your sister, get your car's oil changed, and pick up your dry cleaning. The weekly planner also helps you see what you have planned for the entire week at one glance, so you won't inadvertently schedule lunch with a friend on the day you're supposed to take your kids to the zoo. Weekly planners are also smaller and lighter than day planners, so they can often fit more easily into a pocket or purse.

Additional Details

If you're uncertain, it's a good idea to experiment with both styles before you invest in an expensive planner binder meant to last for years. Once you've decided whether a day planner or a weekly planner will work better for you, however, it pays to get a decent binder to protect those pages, especially one that you can use over and over. No matter which planner style you go with, you can find add-in pages to help keep you organized. For instance, if you like the idea of having a separate to-do list in your planner, but a daily planner seems too bulky, you can find to-do pages that you can add to your weekly planner binder.

Day Planner vs Weekly Planner

Choosing a planner that works for you is a very personal decision. Don't be afraid to experiment with different types until you find "the one." Luckily all of our planners have functionality so that you can use one planner, "To Rule Them All"!


Thursday, 23 March 2017

What Does It Mean To Hustle As A Stay At Home Mom?

Stay at home moms work really hard. It's difficult to understand exactly what it takes to keep a household running smoothly until you've been there, done that. There is really just one word to describe it: hustle. From up at dawn getting the kids to school until trying to squeeze out a couple of hours of alone time after they're in bed, hustling is the only way to make sure it all gets done. The Hustle Daily Planner is the perfect organization assistant for the mothers who really want, or need, to do it all.

Scheduling is at the top of the list when it comes to organizational priorities. Between a husband's demanding work schedule, kids recitals and sports events, doctor and dentist appointments, and important school events, like parent-teacher conferences, moms need somewhere to keep all of these important dates and times. Daily, monthly, and yearly sections help to separate day-long events or time-specific appointments. Monthly divided tabs makes locating the correct month easy.

Keeping a clean house, or at least attempting to, is another item on the job description. The Hustle Daily Planner includes project sheets for tracking when home and vehicle maintenance items are finished or need to be completed. The day-to-day "To Do" lists are helpful with listing daily chores, like remembering to wash a needed sports uniform for the big game. If you have kids- you will know what it is like to step on 1,000 of these guys every single day....
Legos are on my floor all day every day.

Part of living on one income is knowing where your money is going. Additionally, planning ahead is the only way to make your money work for your family. There are many tools in the Hustle Daily Planner to assist with these tasks. The first are the budget sheets. They help you not only to realize how much money you have coming in versus how much is going out but also see what areas can be cut to help your family save money. Another area in the planner that goes hand in hand with cutting expenses is the grocery and meal planning lists. By deciding beforehand what meals will be prepared, the grocery bill can be slashed and food won't go to waste. Furthermore, the planner also contains two folders for holding coupons before shopping and receipts for tracking later.

The more organized a stay at home mom is, the more efficiently the household can operate. One major source of frustration for moms of young children is the amount of clothing that needs to be stored for future use, clothing that is currently being worn, and clothing that needs to be sold or donated. A planner can help with this nuisance by not only creating reminder dates for going through what needs to go but also by keeping track of what kids have in their next size. By knowing what they will have available, shopping sales and clearance items ahead of time allows moms to save money while buying only items that their kids really need.

This is just the tip of the iceberg on the types of things that stay at home moms must stay on top of. A Hustle Daily planner can keep it all in one place with the tools mentioned above and many other page types offered inside. As someone once said, "Good things come to those who hustle."


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Food Prep- How Staying Organized Can Help You Lose Weight

Many people unfortunately struggle with their weight. Being overweight can negatively impact your self-confidence and body image. It can also affect your health, leading to everything from aches and pains to heart issues, diabetes and even cancer. You clearly want to take every step possible to lose your unwanted pounds, so that you can be the best version of you. We are not talking about being rail then, but rather being the healthiest and most confident version that you want to and can be.
However, weight loss is rarely easy to accomplish, and many people struggle for years before achieving desired results. Others unfortunately give up on their effort. Improving your diet and exercise can help tremendously, but you may find it challenging to live up to the lofty plans you make to improve your health each day. If you are struggling to lose weight, the key that you may be missing relates to organization. Improving your personal organization in different areas may help you to finally lose those unwanted pounds.

Scheduling Time to Workout

Exercise is important to weight loss for two reasons. First, it increases your heart rate, and this can burn a tremendous amount of calories. Increasing your heart rate regularly may also play a role on your metabolism. Second, when you workout regularly, you can improve muscle tone and build new muscle. Muscle helps your body to burn more calories when it is at rest, and this can be truly beneficial for your weight loss efforts. However, many people struggle to find time in their day to workout. A smart idea is to invest in a daily planner. Your planner can be used to allocate time for all of your regular activities, such as going to work. It can also be used to allocate regular time each day to visit the gym, go on a run or enjoy other physical activities. 

Planning Healthy Meals

Food prep is critical to your weight loss efforts as well. The ingredients in your meals as well as how your meals are prepared will impact your ability to lose weight. An organizer can be used to help you improve food prep and planning. You can easily sit down at the beginning of each week to plan out your meals for the coming days. Use the Internet for healthy meal ideas, and log your meals in your planner. This can also help you when you go to the grocery store.

Tracking Your Efforts

With improved effort at meal planning and exercising, you may find that the weight slowly begins to fall away. Your organizer can be used to track your weight loss each week. It is easy to feel frustrated by slow results, but when you regularly monitor your results and visually see your progress, you may find that you are more motivated to continue with the effort.

As you can see, organization is critical if you want to improve your weight loss efforts. Investing in a simple daily calendar or organizer can be beneficial, but there are also special planners available for food prep and meal planning efforts. Take time to explore the options today, and start using your planner to improve your weight loss efforts.
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Crossfit: How Are You Keeping Track Of Your Personal Records?

As you trek through your Crossfit journey, you will want to make sure that you capture the moments that leave you feeling ecstatic and with a sense of achievement. Many fitness enthusiasts, both at the beginner and expert level, fail to record their progression in strength and personal-record totals. Writing down your PR's can lead to a sense of growth, but also give you pertinent information in how you can customize your program in the future in order to achieve the best results. Even elite-level athletes such as Rich Froning, Brooke Ence, Josh Bridges and Brooke Wells monitor their lift totals every time they step foot into their local gym.
crossfit record prs

Getting Started

Writing down PR's is the first step you can take in the right direction. As a rule of thumb, always date your journal in order to properly gauge when the event took place in order to give you a broad prospective of your weight totals. Similarly, this will give accurate insight into the linear strength progression that you're gaining in the gym and allow you to set specific goals for yourself in the future. Without these weight metrics, trying to properly asses yourself will become guesswork and cause you to move backwards in your fitness endeavors.

What's more, keeping a comprehensive journal of your routine will also prove valuable on days that you happen to miss the gym. Individuals that remove themselves from the gym for extended periods of time can use earlier log entries as a starting point for when they return. Lowering the weight, even if by a small amount, can help you regain the muscle that was lost and increase your overall strength output.

Why STARTPlanner?

By putting forth the effort to record your Crossfit workout, you give yourself the best chance at success for future targets. Rather you're someone who just joined a gym, or you've been at this game for years, a journal will help you progress faster than ever before.

Combined with this, the STARTPlanner can be used as a means of tracking other areas of your life--professional and otherwise. Are you a budding entrepreneur looking to squeeze every second out of your busy schedule? Perhaps you're a stay-at-home-mom that needs to create schedules for your loved ones for them to live optimal lives? Whatever the case may be, the STARTPlanner journals will allow you to efficiently breeze through your days, and workouts, while putting your best foot forward. The journals come packed with tons of tools that are guaranteed to help you succeed with whatever your day throws at you. A list of these features are as follows:

  • Vacation tracking and optimization.
  • Health records for staying vibrant.
  • Daily scheduling frameworks for time efficiency.
  • Financial charts for recording your expenses.
  • Grocery Lists for healthy shopping choices.
  • Project sections to help organize workflow.

Regardless of what your goals may be, STARTPlanner will act as the catalyst for creating a successful future.


Friday, 17 March 2017

How To Plan the perfect honeymoom- Using Happily Hitched

The wedding and reception plans are going well, but the honeymoon is still up for grabs. How will you plan the perfect getaway when you are not even sure as to where you and your future spouse want to go? Happily Hitched can help.

The Number One Reason Why Honeymoons Fall Flat

Many couples enjoy lavish wedding ceremonies and receptions only to take a quick trip to a popular tourist attraction. While there is nothing wrong with going to Vegas or Paris after the wedding, it is problematic to select such destinations out of desperation because you failed to plan ahead.

Honeymoons fall apart due to inadequate preparation. You spend all of your time orchestrating the perfect ceremony and reception and forget about one of the greatest nights of your marriage. The honeymoon marks the beginning of a union that could last a lifetime. Why wouldn't you want the occasion to be well-researched and planned?

Preparation is Key

You and your partner should answer the following questions when preparing for your honeymoon experience:
  • "What do we want to get out of the experience?" The honeymoon is about connecting on all levels and not just sexually.
  • "How much can we afford?" Composing a budget just for the honeymoon, instead of merely including it somewhere in your ceremony and reception budget, helps you narrow down your vacation choices. You may want to go to Paris, but your finances may say otherwise.
  • "Where do we want to go?" It is a good idea to create a list of possibilities after going over your budget and choosing the best location from there.
  • "What is the transportation like in the destination of our choice?" Vacationing in the desert may require a rental car. Spending time on an island may not call for such accommodation.
  • "How far in advance should we schedule hotels and travel?" It is recommended that newlyweds-to-be schedule hotels and travel to their honeymoon destinations eight months in advance. You may, however, need to consider planning a year beforehand if your location is a popular attraction.


How Happily Hitched Can Help

The Happily Hitched wedding planner can help you plan the perfect honeymoon. This organizer is not the average business calendar that provides a space for you to include your wedding day goals alongside other obligations. This planner is solely for your nuptial ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. There is space for brainstorming and even a built-in envelope so that you can stay organized when determining which favors are right for your special day.

Happily Hitched knows that every aspect of the wedding experience is significant, which is why they provide a keepsake box in which you can store your wedding planner after all of the magic of your special day has subsided. Just imagine yourself looking back at everything that you went through during preparation to accomplish all of your wedding and honeymoon goals. Such is the beauty of Happily Hitched.


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Food Prep- Why You Need To Write Down What You Eat use STARTplanner

Many diets and other nutrition programs fail because of a lack of accountability. Not only do people avoid finding friends to hold them accountable, many aren't even willing to keep track of the food they eat in a day; for some, it means facing unpleasant facts about an unhealthy diet.

Achieving the health results that you desire is going to take accountability and follow-through. There's no way around it. However, this is actually a cause for celebration--by tracking your meals and snacks, you can start on the road to a new you.

How STARTplanner Can Help

Tracking your meals doesn't have to be some sort of grim project. With STARTplanner, tracking your food intake is fun, easy, and can provide a visual example of the progress you've made.

Nobody can tell you how to use your planner--that's for you to discover. However, for diet and food prep information, we recommend writing down the following information. This makes your planner a valuable tool if you have any sort of restricted diet.

With STARTplanner, you can keep track of nutritional information, such as:
  • Fat & Cholesterol Content
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sodium
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients

You can also use STARTplanner to keep track of healthy recipes that you actually like (which can be a rare occasion, depending on your cooking skills). This can give you a handy "cheat sheet" for food prep purposes, or it can help you remember items that you need to put on your grocery list.

What is STARTPplanner

STARTplanner isn't just a daily or weekly planner; it's a way of life. Using STARTplanner to write down your nutritional information and diet goals will position you for success. With daily and weekly planners geared towards all types of people, you'll be able to find the perfect planner to chart your progress towards a healthier life.

The Benefits of an "Unplugged" Planner

Sure, you've probably got an app on your phone that allows you to take notes. But, consider this:

In an increasingly digital world, nearly everything in business is done on a smartphone or a laptop. This has an interesting psychological consequence: all web-based start to seem the same, whether they are work or leisure related.

Frankly, your dreams and your goals are too important for you to think of them in the same breath as internet memes, spam emails, and distractions.

Our Commitment to Your Success

STARTplanner is committed to helping our customers succeed in the day-to-day hustle that is life. To truly thrive, you'll takes pre-planning and forethought. That's where the unique organization and make-up of a STARTplanner daily or weekly planner comes in. It can help you take control of your life; whether financial, social, or health-related, we offer conveniently-sized, efficient planners that fit in with your hectic life.
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

How To Save Your Pre Wedding Memories

Even the most dreamy bride or idealistic family member on either side of the aisle will admit that this basic axiom is true: weddings are stressful. It is also commonly known that stress is not conducive to remembering the happy memories of any event, particularly a large one. Pre-wedding memories, which become increasingly hard to recall even under the best circumstances, are particularly easy to loose due to stress. What can one do to prevent this from happening?

One thing that should be a part of any happy couple's wedding plans is a wedding planner. A hard copy one, like our Happily Hitched Wedding Planner, not only helps one plan the big day in advance, but also provides a handsome case for treasured memories. With spaces to record the couple's wedding goals, guest lists, vendors, financial plans, the wedding party, and more, the planner accumulates and displays all the facts behind the happy day in an organized fashion which is also pleasing to the eye. Bonus points for a sophisticated, handsomely bound book that holds all this important and easily forgotten information!

This recording of the solid facts and airy ideas leads to memories of the events behind the words and numbers. Perhaps one of the bridesmaids had an amazing idea about the bride's dress. Maybe the groom's mother brought her dog to the cake tasting unannounced, which sparked the idea for a pet-friendly cake. Recall the time when the happy couple felt like they connected over some small detail in a wonderful, mind-blowing way. And, of course, there will always be the stomach-dropping moment when someone realized that the decor wasn't going to work with the venue, a bridesmaid couldn't fit into her dress anymore, or any one of such minor calamities that surround even the most well-planned weddings.

The pre-wedding memoirs also come in useful when a dear friend, family member or acquaintance would like to use the same venue, florist, or dress designer for their happy event. Instead of leaving them hanging or frantically searching the vast web of the Internet, a well-organized wedding planner provides the information in a serene and sophisticated manner. This is very impressive, especially if one of the couple is not known for his or her organizational skills. And for those who are a little wary of sharing ideas, places, and designer's names, remember: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

In conclusion, the choice is each couple's. However, a wedding planner is helpful on so many different levels. Even if one does not have the best handwriting, never remembers to write things down, or is having a very simple ceremony, a hard copy wedding planner is still worth careful consideration. The messy handwriting will personalize it, anything written down is still helpful, and the simplest of big events can still be one of the most stressful times in anyone's life. After all, it is a comparatively small investment that pays large dividends, during and after the event. Why not use it?


Monday, 13 March 2017

How To Not Overspend On Your Wedding- Use A Wedding Budgeting Planner Happily Hitched from STARTplanner

Weddings are far too easy to overspend on. The perfect venue, the delectable cake, the fairy-tale or ideal dress, the flowers, the decorations...and the list goes on and on. Since most people need to use one of the many wedding budgets that are out there, it is worth the time to think about getting a wedding budget planner.

There are many types of wedding budgets just as there are many types of couples. They can be as simple as an excel spreadsheet, or as complicated as a whole notebook just for the budget. This is a personal choice that depends heavily on the couple's preferences and tastes. However, a good middle-of-the-road plan can be found in the budget section of a good wedding planner, like the one offered by Happily Hitched.

This compromise between simple and complex has many advantages. Since the budget plan is kept with the ideas and set details, it is much easier to consider all the parts of planning together. This is a large benefit, as it prevents focusing on just one or two aspects of the wedding day. All the plans are also in a central location, thus eliminating the stress of maintaining multiple plans and finding all the pieces. With all the stress already surrounding such an important day, it is imperative to lower the level whenever it is possible.

A all-inclusive planner also helps with communications. For example, if the bakery calls back with a range of cakes and prices, it is much easier to write down what suits the ideal and the practical if both plans are in the same book or digital organizer. Or what if a bridesmaid suggests a different style of dress? The budget and the ideas are right there together, waiting for the couple's approval.

Most importantly, it will help one keep within the stated budget. After all, this was what any budget was meant to do in the first place! It is very easy to become so involved with the perfection and details of the big day that the cost of such things fades into the background. Within a certain level, of course, money is not an object. Unfortunately, for most people, this cannot be sustained. Instead of giving up on the ideal dress, a well-planned budget can direct the couple's attention to the expensive flowers that they have as centerpieces on the reception tables. Perhaps a substitution is in order there instead in the bride's dream!

In the end, there is no 'one size fits all' approach with wedding budgets. They are as unique and diverse as the couples looking forward to their special day. However, this should not make wedding budget intimating or apparently unworkable. On the contrary, it is such a simple tool. It reduces stress, ensures that the couple makes the best use of their resources, enables communications with so many people, and makes the hectic whirl of wedding planning a little bit easier on everyone. What's to prevent the use of it?
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Friday, 10 March 2017

You Are Not Losing Weight Because…You Are Not Tracking Your Nutrition

It has been said that weight loss is 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent fitness. Whether that comparison is precisely accurate or not, the reality is you cannot out train a bad diet. So obviously one of the first things you need to do if your goal is weight loss is to work on your nutrition.

That’s a no brainer, right? Since you’ve probably already taken the steps you deemed necessary to clean up your eating, including regular food prep, you are probably now at a loss as to why you still haven’t been able to break through your weight loss plateau.

The number one reason you aren’t losing weight? You aren’t tracking your nutrition. That’s right. Something as simple as tracking your meals and snacks in an online journal or tracking system can make all the difference when it comes to weight loss, and here are five reasons why.

1. You’ll eat the right amount.

When you first started trying to lose weight, you probably automatically started eating fewer calorie-dense and nutrient-deficient foods and more nutrient-dense and calorie-balanced foods, as most people do. However, if you’re not tracking your intake it’s likely that you may be over (or even under) consuming some foods. Tracking your intake will hold you to proper portion sizes and typically help you eat the right balance of foods to reach the weight loss you want.

2. You’ll move more.

In addition to tracking your nutrition with a system like the STARTplanner, you can also log your exercise and daily movement. Much like tracking your food keeps you on track with your eating, tracking your fitness will push you to move more as well.

3. You’ll get immediate feedback.

One of the hardest parts of sticking with a health and fitness plan is that the results aren’t immediate. Everyone wants to see immediate progress and that just doesn’t happen. However, if you are tracking your nutrition, you’ll get immediate feedback on your progress and be able to really pinpoint how your daily choices contribute to your progress toward your goals.

4. You’ll better understand your tendencies.

You likely have already identified a few of your tendencies when it comes to your nutrition, but you may not have pinpointed what causes those tendencies. For example, if you periodically inhale large quantities of food and just can’t seem to stop yourself, there is likely a reason behind it. Maybe you didn’t eat enough for breakfast, your lunch was too light, or you had too much alcohol with dinner. At any rate, tracking your food will help you understand your tendencies and identify your triggers so you can plan ahead for them.

5. You’ll learn to balance portions.

In addition to learning about calories and your daily tendencies, tracking will also help you learn more about portion control and the types of foods you can eat in larger portions, such as lean meats, veggies, certain fruits. Tracking will also help you be more aware of the foods you need to eat sparingly. This strategy in general will help you become more aware of portions and keeping everything in check.

If you have already implemented regular food prep into your nutrition routine but still aren’t seeing progress in your weight loss effort, it is because you are not tracking your nutrition. Tracking will not only help you develop better habits but will also help you break through the plateau you’ve settled on to start making progress again.
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Planning Your Wedding- You Should Use Our Happily Hitched Wedding Planner

Your wedding is likely one of the largest and most elaborate events that you will plan. Many brides spend at least six to nine months planning their wedding, and some even take more time to ensure that all of the details are perfect. At first glance, wedding planning can be exciting, and you may have been dreaming about how perfect your big day would be for years before you got engaged.
However, now that the time has arrived to start making plans and confirming reservations, you may understandably feel overwhelmed. After all, there are many details that must all come together perfectly to have the wedding of your dreams. Investing in a quality wedding planner is a great first step to take, and the Happily Hitched planner is the perfect choice.

Creating Wedding Goals and Plans

The Happily Hitched wedding planner has four distinct sections, and these include sections for Goals, Projects, Financials and Plans. As you begin your wedding planning efforts, you will need to create a firm budget to work within, and you will need to consider the type of wedding that you can have within that budget. Making your actual plans and confirming reservations is much easier to do and far less stressful when you already have the picture-perfect idea of a dream wedding in mind. Brides often tend to second guess themselves, and you can forego this experience when you can easily pinpoint exactly what you want. Proper budgeting and planning is necessary to accomplish this, and the Happily Hitched wedding planner can help you to think through all aspects of your wedding before you start contacting vendors.

Organizing Your Thoughts

As you get deeper into the planning process, you will have to make detailed decisions. This includes decisions about the color and type of flowers you want, what style of cake you want, which cake flavor you want, what your dress will look like, the venue location, your reception entertainment, your catered options and more. You may gather many brochures, samples and clips of photos as you explore the options. The Happily Hitched wedding planner provides you with a convenient place to store these items. Each section of the folder has a pocket that you can use to store additional items in one convenient location. This helps to keep you organized.

Pulling Everything Together

The Happily Hitched wedding planner is designed to walk you through the entire planning process. It assists with your initial budgeting and dreaming process. It also assists with helping you to make final decisions about which vendors to hire. In addition, it provides you with a convenient place to store all contacts and to gather paperwork for contracts you have signed. In the days before your wedding, you will want to contact your vendors to confirm their services. Because all of your information is in one convenient location, you can rest assured that you will not overlook any important details.

There are many wedding planners on the market, but the Happily Hitched planner is ideal for your needs. It even has an attractive, high-quality binding that makes it an excellent keepsake to hang onto. Consider investing in the Happily Hitched planner as soon as you start planning your wedding.
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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Ladies It's Time To Get Organized- How Planning Your Meals Can Make You More Sane

Is your too busy life making you a little crazy? Soccer practice, piano lessons, dinner meeting, hot yoga, volunteer committee, and so many other obligations every. single. day. Who has time to plan meals? With your Hustle Daily Planner, you can easily get meal planning under control and save your sanity. If you are working out and not getting the results you want, either in your clothing fitting better, or the scale, then meal prepping might be your ticket. Check out our 21 day fix post to learn more about meal prepping.

Meal Prepping And Working Out
Let's take a look at how food planning works. You need to get a general idea of what your plan will look like and start with basic goals. Begin with one week at a time so you won't be overwhelmed. You will want to develop a budget that includes groceries and eating out for the whole week. There should be some level of flexibility in the plan as there are always unexpected things that can arise.

In each weekly section of your Hustle Daily Planner, you will find an area for a weekly grocery list and budget. Also, on each individual day, there is an area designated for meal planning and/or eating out. These sections are specifically designed to help keep you on track with your food planning and your budget.

Now usually you are pulling your hair out every night looking frantically around the kitchen for something to shove into mouths so they stop saying "What's for dinner?" Am I right?? Not any more!!! Now you are a planner!!! Let's play out a few days in a meal plan. According to your planner, Monday is a regular day with no special activities. You can plan a normal weeknight meal. Tuesday evening is soccer practice and you know you will need something pretty quick so you plan a crock pot meal that will be ready when you walk in the door.
Wednesday is your husband's birthday so you are fixing his favorite meal that is reasonable on a weeknight. Thursday is business meetings all day, your boss is flying into town, and piano lessons. Thursday is a hot mess. You are asking hubby to pick up something to bring home for dinner. By Friday, you will be exhausted so it's a toss up. You can do another crock pot meal. It is possible you have some leftovers. You can do soup and sandwiches or another simple dinner.

The idea behind all of this is to match your schedule with your meal plan. On a night you have late meetings or practice, do not plan a meal requiring lots of prep or cooking time. It is too stressful. Work smarter, not harder, ladies.

Food planning also helps tremendously with the budget. If you stop at the grocery store three times a week, you are impulse buying way more than you should. If you meal plan for the week and buy what is needed for all of your meals, I guarantee you will spend less. Put your Hustle Daily Planner to work organizing your meals and saving your sanity! You can even add a Fancy Pants Clear Catch All to your planner for coupons to save even more. Happy Fitness And Happy planning!!
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Monday, 6 March 2017

Win Before You Begin- Why Writing Your Game Plan Down Helps You Succeed

A lot of people do not know how to prioritize their life. Almost 70% of U.S. residents report that they are comfortable with carrying debt throughout their life. Planning to be in debt is a recipe for financial slavery. You will not succeed in business if you are coming into it with the mindset that money grows on trees.

Establish Your Plan to Win

A plan to win depends on the person writing it. Most U.S. people define winning as achieving happiness. They max out their credit and timecards trying to get happiness. The result is stress and never achieving the freedom that they want. Getting a winning plan requires defining what your life plan is. Many businesses like to assume that they are doing fine until they go into bankruptcy. A good example is the Kodak corporation. Although the digital camera was invented by one of their engineers, they fell to economic pressure because their executives were too stubborn to adopt the new technology.

A plan to win requires letting go of what we think is best. Many people define a winning plan as maximizing personal happiness and satisfaction at the expense of those around them. The problem with this ideal is you end up with a small disciplined minority supporting the large indigent majority. Stephen Covey recommends that we practice future-oriented thinking. It might feel good to buy these expensive shoes right now on our credit card. However, 5 years from now, those expensive shoes are not going to feel so expensive. Our wallet will feel much emptier. Thinking through what will happen in the future if we do something attractive in the present is a powerful method to apply.

Paper Life Analysis

A paper life analysis can help you discover where you need to improve. Stephen Covey identifies four priority quadrants in our life that should be practiced. The most important is the quadrant of necessity. These are the life-changing and essential things that we need to do. Things like working regularly, maintaining our relationships, and eating healthy. Covey then identifies a quadrant of quality. This is the quadrant that involves building long-term value and character development. The third quadrant involves deceiving things. Deceiving things are things that look good, but are robbing you of growth. This could be unhealthy relationships that you enjoy, talking on the phone or a highly paid job that is ruining your marriage. The final priority quadrant has to do with wasteful activities. Wasteful activities are obvious things that ruin our life, like drinking or smoking.


Using the wisdom of expert life planners can help us avoid the mistakes of other people. Many people try to make their life work without really thinking deeply about how. Setting aside some time each day to think carefully about what is really important will pay big dividends in the long run. We only have one life now to live. Do not waste it living someone else's life. Particularly if that life is a damaging one.


Friday, 3 March 2017

The Benefits of Using A Bound [Luxury] Wedding Planner

Happily Hitched From STARTplanner. The Ultimate Luxury Wedding Planner

Planning for the perfect wedding takes a lot of hard work. It not only involves a ton of preparation, and it's an ongoing process. Wedding planning cannot be done in a single sitting; it's a game of waiting for responses and assessing schedules. Trying to efficiently schedule everything can be quite the challenge. To get the job done you need to have a planning partner that can handle all the aspects of this time-consuming game.

Our recommendation would to make the whole organizational process a memory maker. All the calls, receipts and exchanges are all part of your married legacy. So plan on capturing and preserving those memories with Happily Hitched our ultimate wedding planner. 

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During the season of wedding planning you will probably take your planning mate with you wherever you go. You never know when that vendor is going to call you back or when you are going to have to add something to the ever-growing timeline.

With all the carrying around and travel miles acquired, your planner may face some physical abuse. In addition, when considering the amount of times it's going to be flipped open and closed you don't want to buy one that could come apart at the seams. If you are thinking of buying an inexpensive, paperback planner you may want to rethink that strategy; it is likely that such a flimsy wedding planner will not even remain intact by the time your big day rolls around.

In addition to handling the process of wedding planning, there's another reason why it's important to buy a solid planner. You'll want to have it after the wedding to use as well. You'd be surprised how often these books are turned to even after the vows have been exchanged and the last guest has stumbled off the dance floor. The records established during wedding planning will be referred to time and time again.


For example, friends might later want to get the name or number of the fantastic florist you used. Or perhaps someone wants to attain some information about one of your wedding venues you rented out. It's amazing how much idea "borrowing" takes place following a beautiful and memorable wedding.

You also will want to buy a planner that's going to last because there may be things you want to look up later down the road. The saying, "what goes around, comes around," is very much true when it comes to buying important gifts. Perhaps a few years after your wedding a cousin is about to be married. If he or she purchased a lavish gift for your wedding, you'll want to make sure that's documented so that you can return the favor.

Keeping all of these wedding records organized and in one location will serve as an important reference tool well into the future. You'll never know when you will want to look up the specifics of your wedding or even key dates. Hopefully you won't to resort to your planner to look up your anniversary date, but it never hurts to write it down!

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