2 Ways to Use Creativity to Inspire Your Fitness Goals

 Ever thought of using creativity 
to inspire your fitness?

Do you find it difficult to get into a daily exercise or fitness program? Do you find it daunting to get excited about your weight loss goals? Have you been having a tough time actually “exercising”? Or have you found you have no energy? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, read on for some tips on inspiring your fitness goals with creativity.Inspire, Fitness, Health, Writer, Running, Runner, Devin Berglund

2 Ways to Use Creativity to Inspire Your Fitness Goals

1. Have You Made Your Goals REAL, yet?

You are probably thinking “How can I make my goals real, if I haven’t achieved them yet?”

It’s a good question. But, this is fun.

What you are going to do is… make an Achieved Goals Inspiration Board. A REAL ONE that you can touch. None of this virtual stuff. You will put all the things you want to achieve when it comes to your weight loss goals, on this board.

What you will need: 

• Paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Pictures that inspire you.

– Maybe that is some cute clothing you’d like to wear once you’ve lost weight. Or maybe it’s that swim suit you want for your vacation to Hawaii after you’ve toned your stomach.
-Are you on Pinterest? Or do you have a bazillion old magazines lying around? If so, use those to dream. Find pictures on Pinterest that encourage you. Dream. Print them off. The sky is the limit. Cut out the images in the magazine and glue them onto a piece of paper.

Also, find a picture of what you’d like to look like after you’ve achieved your goals. Or you can also go here, to type in your current height and weight. You will also be able to type in your goal weight. Then, it will simulate a virtual image of you before and after you’ve lost the weight. Then print it and put it on your Achieved Goals Inspiration Board.

Place it somewhere, where you can see it daily. Sometimes it just helps to see what you want to achieve. But, remember you have to follow through and do something about it, in order to get there.

2. Photographing Your Way There

Do you like taking pictures? I am VERY inspired by the photos I take during my fitness journey and throughout my progress.

Are you going to lift weights? Take a creative picture of the weights and yourself.

Are you going for a run? Find a cool new way to capture your run.

Think of some different ways through photography that you can inspire yourself along the journey.

I know that when I looked back throughout all the fitness photos I’ve taken since the beginning of 2014, I’ve changed so much. And it’s really nice to see that change, because sometimes we feel like we aren’t getting anywhere. Usually, that isn’t true.

Here are some examples: (recent to older)

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Me with my medal after having run the 10K
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From the starting line at the Go Far Woman Fargo 10K
Me being nervous before the 10K
Me being nervous before the 10K
fitness, health, creativity, writing, writer, in shape, Devin Berglund
The lovely thing about tracking yourself through photos is you can see yourself blossom into something new and beautiful!
By saying no to some things...
By saying no to some things…
You can say hello to new things. Like fitting in clothing you wouldn't have been able to, before.
You can say hello to new things. Like fitting in clothing you wouldn’t have been able to, before.
You learn how to live while on the road or on vacation by eating healthy and working out in the hotel gym.
You learn how to live while on the road or on vacation by eating healthy and working out in the hotel gym.
You can see more of the beauty in nature, by enjoying hikes and seeing sights. (plus, it counts as a workout... when you choose to hike or take a walk.)
You can see more of the beauty in nature, by enjoying hikes and seeing sights. (plus, it counts as a workout… when you choose to hike or take a walk.)
You also learn how to make do, when you don't have a hotel gym.
You also learn how to make do, when you don’t have a hotel gym. (I ran the stairs… man… I was tired after that. But it inspired me to do it, just so I could take these photos.)
I posted this back in March. The first pic was in  November 2013. You can see the change.
I posted this back in March. The first pic was in November 2013. You can see the change.

I love this way of tracking my progress. Try it. I bet you will love it too.

How about you? Are there any ways that you use your creativity to inspire your fitness? If so, how so?

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