Now that Winter has rolled out and its fa-reez-ing I stay inside for my workouts. During the marathon training process last year I really grew to love running outside in the fresh air, enjoying the sights and sounds around me. But, let's be real: I am not running outside when it's cold.
I hope this post doesn't freak you out or make you think I'm a wierdo, but I'm a visual person, in every facet of my life. So, when I need to lose weight or get fit, I constantly surround myself with visual reminders of goals, inspiration, quotes, etc. Here's an example. I have this collage taped to my full length mirror so each day when I get ready I'm constantly reminded of my daily choices.
Inside the fitness room I have started an inspirational photo wall. The gray striped wall background (that Steven and I painted ourselves :) is a great neutral backdrop to add any colors to.
I scored this awesome and very dimensional quote piece at my local World Market!
Some of the pieces I hand painted, rather quickly--like the black and purple quote (I used those colors to remind me of Justin Beiber---his favorite colors).
Over time I gathered images from the internet and printed collages to fit onto Artistan canvases. I trimmed and decoupaged them onto the canvases and then finished them off with a couple layers of black paint on the edges.
Isn't it inspiring to look at fit and sexy people while you're working out---something ot aspire to during my workouts---or reasons why not to give up! It's all the more reason to do 5 more burpies or 2 more push ups!
Working out has become part of my daily life for more than 2 years now. It's amazing how much more energy I have, how it helps me watch what I eat because of how hard it is to work off the calories, and most of all....I love it because it's great "me-time" to relieve stress and think about whatever the heck I want to until I have to return to my daily routine.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the fitness room. And the best part is, I don't have to go outside in the freezing cold and drive to the gym. I have everything I need right here.