I’ve been an avid user of The Happy Planner™ Fitness Planner since it’s release a year ago. It’s only come in the CLASSIC size, and has always been an UNdated version. In The Happy Planner™’s latest release happening October 31st, a MINI DATED Fitness Happy Planner™ will be making it’s debut! YAY!

I got my hands on one when I was in the mambi office a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday I posted the above image to my Instagram account explaining:

“…the MINI fitness planner is the MINI I’m most excited about. I wanted to start using it immediately to get used to the smaller size so pulled out the MINI extension pack, filled in now until January, but realized it was a horizontal layout (not vertical like the fitness planner usually has). I created a quick horizontal design to help me log my meals and workouts each day, and WAH LAH: a MINI fitness planner to take on the go and help me plan a healthy life!”

Watch the YouTube video I created above, explaining my approach to this new MINI Fitness Happy Planner™ and how I used my horizontal fitness strips to prep November.

^ Above is a close up of what the design looks like. There’s a grey space to write in your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks for the day, and a color bar to write down your exercise.

I used the bold, round circle numbers for special dates, like November 9th: my birthday. I use the more simple numbers for ordinary days. Once my horizontal strips are glued down, I then place stickers & washi right on top to theme up my week.

Click on the print page to the right > to download the free print page and get the fitness insert for your horizontal MINI.

Below are the few spreads I completed for November – including the week of Halloween and Pinners Utah, my birthday week and Thanksgiving week! So fun!


I love that the MINI layout calls for only a few stickers and embellishments because there’s really NO ROOM for more. This has worked for me to do these themed layouts before hand – which I’ve seen other planner babes do week to week, but has been something I’ve never done until this MINI fitness planner.

With the many Happy Planners™ I use, I never really get to prep weeks in advance because I’m either filling in the days as they happen with lists and ToDos and pure function, or I’m filling in the weeks after they’ve passed because I’m memory keeping them. This MINI fitness planner is so fun to theme up ahead of time and gaze at for weeks #beforethepen.

You can follow my progress in this MINI Fitness Happy Planner™
on the Instagram hashtag #ARZ_miniFitnessPlanner.

See all my past planner posts HERE.

October 25, 2016

using custom horizontal fitness strips in my MINI Fitness Happy Planner™

October 25, 2016

using custom horizontal fitness strips in my MINI Fitness Happy Planner™


  1. npalmeter@yahoo.com

    November 5th, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you so much. I was just looking for something just like this!

  2. Chere Stenson

    December 10th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Id have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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