Friday, January 23, 2015

Motivation board update

For a long time, I've used a cork board to organize and display my necklaces. In December, a friend gave me a jewelry organizer she was no longer using.  So this  cork board has hung on my wall empty for several weeks.  I decided it was the perfect canvas for a motivation board I mentioned last month.

I found this one on Pinterest:

And Holly sent me this picture of hers:

And here's mine:

About the board:
- Medal = It's from my first half-marathon from this past fall. I was so proud of myself for finishing it.  It'll never not make me feel good about how far I've come.
- Quotes = I like both of them.  They aren't shaming, but they remind me of why I need to stay on course.
- Card = That's a card Holly sent me right before my half-marathon.  It reminds me that there's someone else out there who believes in me.
- Photo = That's me a little more than two years ago.  I was at a weight and size where I felt really comfortable in my skin.  I want to get back to that.
- Pounds to lose/lost = I know I said I wasn't going to set a scale goal, but I do have one.  Or at least a range I want to achieve.  Moving those pins will feel good.

I plan on adding some things and changing out the quotes as I go along. 

And I'm already considering changing that last component to "pounds/inches lost," because I know I could stay the same weight but tone up considerably.  Thoughts?

What would you put on your motivation board?


Last week's workouts
Friday: Off
Saturday: Off
Sunday: 30 minutes of yoga at home <--- this might become a weekly thing.
Monday: Spinning
Tuesday: 1 mile on the treadmill + circuit workout
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: 10-minute warm-up on the treadmill + Dirty Thirty (30 reps of lots of exercises) with Savannah

I have a hard time talking myself into workouts on the weekends.  But I really miss Zumba and need to start making time for BodyPump. Any advice for getting moving on those off-days? (And, yes, if I could get to the gym on the weekends, I would take other days off during the week.)


  1. That's awesome!! I love that idea!! :) I might need to do something similar to motivate me. :)

  2. Love love love those motivation boards! What a cool idea. When I have free time again, I totally want to make one of those. I even have two extra cork boards laying around.

  3. I had one of those before we moved that hung in my bedroom. I need to find that. It is a great motivational tool! Love it!

  4. It totally sucks to think about and probably do but work out right away in the morning on the weekends. You'll free up your day (and not think about getting that workout in all day long) and you'll feel amazing afterwards too.

  5. I love this, it looks great!! Anything you do to motivate yourself is helpful, in my opinion. I have to be honesst and say I haven't moved any of my pins yet because I'm at a plateau and it sucks. I might add inches to mine as well because that's more important to me right now.

  6. Love this! I think I might need to make one for myself!

  7. I love the idea of the push pins to track pounds lost. That's a great idea!


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