Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Obsessed with Spreadsheets

When the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge started before Thanksgiving I knew I would need a way to keep track of my exercising and how many points I had earned. That is when I started using spreadsheets to keep track of everything!

I have a spreadsheet for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge to keep track of my workout and points.


I have a spreadsheet for the wedding to keep track of vendors and ideas.


I have a spreadsheet for the books I have read and want to read.



I am addicted to spreadsheets! I just started a new spreadsheet to plan my running for the next 5 weeks. (It is still a work in progress.)


Recently I love having a way to plan out workouts and at the same time record what I have done. I am even thinking about coming up with an actual training plan for a spring race which is something I haven't really done before. I am considering running another half marathon even though I said I would never run one again after my last one!


Now onto yesterday's workout-
I went to the gym after work around 4:20pm and it was PACKED, like every single machine was full! I was able to get a seated elliptical and warmed up on that until a treadmill became available. I was hoping to get one of the newer treadmills, but no such luck.

I ran 3 great miles and could have gone for more but instead I went to spin class. I really should have just ran more because spin class was horrible. The instructor showed up 5 minutes late and then ended class 5 minutes early. She used to be such a great instructor but recently it seems like she doesn't want to teach the class anymore. I guess it is time to look for a new class to attend!

Have a great Wednesday!

15 comments:

abbi said...

I'm a spreadsheet junkie too. Oh, and when I was wedding planning, it was crazy (and that was for an itty-bitty family only wedding!).

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am a spreadsheet lover, too. I use it to plan our my studying schedule for this big finance exam I'm taking in June. I use it to track my running. I use it when I plan trips. Love, love, love it.

Since you read so much, I do recommend that you check out goodreads.com... That's how I track what I've read and what I want to read. It's a great little online community for readers. :) If you join, let me know so we can be friends on there!

Lacey Nicole said...

ooh that is cool how did you get the spsh's to show up in the blog?? i loooove spsh's!!!!!!! :) lately i have been keeping just one file and opening new tabs at the bottom so everything is in one place.

great idea on the book list, too!!!

i have never heard of a seated elliptical!!!

marathonmaiden said...

i am an excel nerd. i wish i knew how to use it better though!

hope you find a better spin class because that instructor sounds wicked lame. but way to get the workout in despite that and the crowds

Suzy said...

Spreadsheets are wonderful, life saving, and way too addicting! Welcome to the wonderful world of tracking everything.

Marlene said...

Hahaha, I love all your spreadsheets! Good luck with your 5-week training plan!

That's too bad about Spin class... hope you still managed to put in a decent workout. And hopefully the gym will settle down soon!

trifitmom said...

love it, i might have to go do a spreadsheet right now

Laura said...

Another spreadsheet lover over here hehe

Aron said...

LOL I am a queen of spreadsheets too! In life and at work :)

Christine said...

I LOVE excel sheets and numbers and spreadsheets - that's why I'm an engineer :)

kilax said...

Oh my gosh. You should see the spreadsheet my husband created for our wedding (he planned it all). It's crazy. He loves spreadsheets and makes one for everything.

What a bummer that your spin instructor is being so lame! :(

Nicole said...

Now that ive figured out how to do it, I love making spreadsheets too! :)

d.a.r. said...

Great minds think alike!! I love this post. I can't figure out excel...unless I use google docs, ha! It's like the baby beginner's version.

See.Kate.Run said...

Spreadsheets rock they make everything seems so organized. Lots of new years resolutioners are flooding gyms I hear. I don't go to the gym but I have heard that they are nuts right now.

Jeri said...

are you on goodreads? If so you should friend me. I love spreadsheets but it's even BETTER than a spreadsheet for books. ;)