As I told you before,  I  keep my annual records of exercise, with the goal of each month exercising more than 50% of the days.   Until now, my records had a boring look…

But, 2012 arrived with new ideas! My stepson Casey developed a cool halftone calendar that comes with empty circles, and each day you fill a circle with a black pen (a Sharpie marker works fine).  On his site he offers quite a few options of images, for instance this Mona Lisa version, shown in the photo of his partner, actress extraordinaire Carly.

It took me only a few seconds to choose my image: Audrey Hepburn, with her unique aura of charm and beauty.  You can see all available images for a calendar or poster here.   Audrey’s image is in the bottom row, “Icons”.

Casey also made it possible to design your own calendar, from a photo stored on your computer. Just follow the instructions on his site, and you can get a unique product for you or a special friend.

So, where does the fitness fit in?

I will use my halftone calendar marking the days I exercise with a dark black dot, and leaving the other days blank.   At the end of the year, I’ll take a photo of it. Hopefully I’ll have exercised often enough to see a distinct image.   But, one could use it for all sorts of activities:  do you want to skip drinking a few nights of the week?  Mark the alcohol-free evenings!  Study that foreign language you love so much?   Meditate?  Or, forget about keeping score, just pick an image you love, and have fun watching it form, one day, one dot at a time!

ONE YEAR AGO: A soup for what ails you

TWO YEARS AGO: Let it snow, let it snow, eggs in snow (a favorite dessert of ours!)

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