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Doing so helped me keep me motivated and provided a bird’s eye perspective of where I was doing good, and conversely, where I could improve. When I swam there wasn’t anything available that could centralize my goal setting, goal planning, and the monitoring of my swimming goals and performances.
This is what led me to creating YourSwimBook. It’s a log book and a goal setting guide made specifically for competitive swimmers.
When I made the transition from full time amateur athlete to gym rat, I wanted to bring that same set of tools that helped me in my swimming to what I was trying to accomplish at the gym.
Even though there were tons of options available online from web apps, mobile apps, to other books (I bought a $120 stack of log books from Amazon — duds), I was surprised to find the other options lacking.
It was hard to tell if the people who designed the books had ever set foot into a gym. One particular face-palm moment was a logbook that had a field so that you could track your fitness expenses.
Yes, fitness expenses. (Fitness and wellness shouldn’t be costing you a thing — you should be measuring what you are getting out of it. But I digress.)
So instead I created my own spreadsheets and tables using Word and Excel. Dating back as far back as 2007 (anything before that was lost in the great hard drive collapse of November 2006) I have a memory stick full of clumsy tables, undated workouts, and unorganized notes.
Not satisfied with the other log books on the market, or using Word, I decided that I was going to make my own. No more Word files, spreadsheets or bush-league alternatives.
This is how YourWorkoutBook was born, as most things are, out of a frustration of the current options.
To learn more about YWB, and how it can help you achieve your fitness goals, click here.
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