I'm getting into an exercise routine and in the past I've found it helpful to cross off the days tha I do exercise on a calendar. It occurred to me that I spend far more time looking at my macbook desktop than at my bedroom wall and would like to know if anyone is aware of an application that will allow me to have a calendar with at least one full month showing at a time embedded on my desktop, and allow me to cross off the days that I work out?
Use the build in calendar (came with osx), open it, click on the (+) sign to add new event for today, type worked, then you have lots of options to use if you want to, but that is the simplest way to do it. You can even make a new calendar specific to your activity. You can email the event to yourself, etc...
Perhaps Fantastical fits the need?
It still doesn't allow for an embedded calendar that is fully visible all the time on the Desktop, however it does add it to the menubar for quick access. It integrates with your current calendar (iCal, Calendar, Outlook, etc) and allows for quick adding of appointments by clicking the menubar icon and typing a bit.
If I were making this solution for myself I'd imagine it along the lines of this:
Seems like that would work relatively well, allowing for convenience without being too intrusive.