Help me track gym visits and not lose $200
January 12, 2009 7:03 AM   Subscribe

Is there an online calendar (or Google calendar plug-in) that I can use to mark off progress against a goal?

I've seen posts such as this one and while my goal is workout based, I don't need anything that complicated. I'm looking for a way to tick off a box indicating a gym visit so I can track it for insurance purposes (we get reimbursed $200 for 50 visits in 6 months, which I missed for the first six months because I didn't track them well).

I get the gym print out for official verification and have the option of gym staff signing when I visit, but the former didn't work for on-going tracking and the latter just never happened. Ideally the log would let me tick off a visit and give me a running tally of the number of visits completed.

Anyone have any brilliant ideas? I'm open to on-line calendars, plug-ins. I've found outlook calendar doesn't work well since I can't see visits at a glance to count them even. Failing any ideas, I suppose I could buy a wall-calendar and go ultra-low tech.

Thanks all
posted by TravellingCari to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: How about Joe's goals ?
posted by knile at 7:21 AM on January 12, 2009

My low-tech solution to this would be just to use a text file. Make each entry one line that has the date and optionally some brief notes about what you did. The number of visits is the line number you're on (well, minus one), which hopefully your text editor can show you.
posted by dixie flatline at 7:30 AM on January 12, 2009

Best answer: How about this chain calendar? I think it's exactly what you're looking for.
posted by MagicEightBall at 9:23 AM on January 12, 2009

Response by poster: Ooh those are both great. The chain calendar is exactly what I'm looking for for this, but Joe's goals is perfect for overall tracking as I'm trying to be better about bringing lunch, etc. too.


The line editor may work as well - I like this one where I can leave permanently open in a tab and hopefully that will remind me to edit it.
posted by TravellingCari at 10:04 AM on January 12, 2009

In what way does the official printout not work for ongoing tracking?
posted by rhizome at 10:05 AM on January 12, 2009

Response by poster:
In what way does the official printout not work for ongoing tracking?

Because I can't have it printed frequently enough, and by the time it is printed (gym averages one week turnaround) I may be off pace. It's not insatnt to know how many more times I need to go, etc.
posted by TravellingCari at 8:24 AM on January 16, 2009

« Older More tax cuts?   |   How do many businesses selling the same things at... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.