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Monday, March 7, 2011

Journey to Fitness Journal


I have mentioned on here a couple of times about starting to make changes to be a healthier person. So far, I am doing pretty good on starting healthier habits. My SIL has been doing some of the same things in her house. We were talking the other day about what has been working for me, traded some recipes and some tips. Her kids are doing a program that will log the miles that they run at school that allows them to participate in the Music City Marathon, and they will actually run the last mile of the children's marathon on race day. Well one thing led to another and I told her I had a goal of competing in my first 5K race some time this year. I found a program online From Couch to 5K and we challenged each other to start this training program. Yikes, other people know my goals and that makes me more accountable! Plus a little good natured competition is a great incentive for both of us. Since her kids are already training at school, we decided to challenge the rest of the family too. Hopfully before the end of the year we can all compete together as a team.

I made myself a journal a while back to track my progress, my Riley Get Fit Journal. I decided to make a journal for my SIL to record her progress too. I started with this image from Mo Manning. I thought this was a fun image to encourage our weight loss goals. As I was going through some papers, I found that black and white number paper and decided it would go great on this journal. I have had these punch out letters since I first started scrapping and the colors matched perfectly. For some reason in the photo they don't stand out as much, but IRL they are a little easier to read. Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Congratulations Gina on your committment. I don't have to tell you how wonderful you will feel about yourself. I love your idea of a journal to track your progress. You did a wonderful job with this image. It looks great on your journal. Congrats again and I wish you and your SIL much success!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is awesome! As always, your coloring is the bomb; and the DSP is perfect... it just makes your fun image pop. Your SIL is going to love this journal! I sure do.

jimlynn said...

SOOO cute! And a perfect little journal to keep that type of records in. Just darling.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a really gorgeous journal you've made Gina!! I love it along with the colors!! What a perfect thing to make for keeping track of your running!! Good luck and keep on keeping on...it's hard!! HUGS

Silli said...

What a pretty image, love the colors...SWEET!

Gail said...

Love the journal and bet you SIL will to! The stamp image you used is great....I need to get that one!!

Marlene said...

Fabby journal cover! (I said FABBY not FLABBY!)

Ann English said...

Gina, this is fabulous! I love it. What a tremendous gift and great incentive to fill it with positive results! Miss you ,my friend. Thanks for stopping by!

Scrapping Julie said...

GINA!!!!
i am so excited for you. CONGRATS on making it a goal for a 5K. i had a blast when i ran mine. your journal is awesome. I REALLY hope this helps with some of your back pain too!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so wonderful and I love the image and how you colored it, your SIL will love this and what a great goal you have and so wonderful to have someone doing this with you.

Diane said...

I so need to copy you in everyway. What a nifty little journal...perfect image. Wishing you best successes on a healthier you. Wish you could get all healthy and then I could just CASE YOU!!! Not that simple, huh! Hugs!

The Mama Monkey said...

Great journal but what is more impressive is your goal! I am so happy for you! I need to get off my couch as well...but lack all motivation! Glad you have a partner to help you out!

Anne Marie said...

She is going to love this adorable journal! That image is so cute! Big congrats to you on keeping up with your goals and now it sounds like you have inspired your family, too. I think what you said is so important, sharing your goals with others really holds you accountable. Sometimes that is all you need to stay motivated. You can do it! :)Thanks for sharing that site, too.

Karin said...

What a cute image for this journal! Great colors too and congrats on sticking with the changes you've made!

Tammy said...

What a fantastic journal Gina! I LOVE that image and the fun, fun paper!! Your SIL will love this! Wishing you both success!

Karen S said...

I wish I could get motivated. I have battled weight ALL of my life.
I will be 55 this year, and need to work towards being healthier too.
Mo Manning image is perfect!

Emily Leiphart said...

It's always nice to hear about healthy lifestyle changes. Way to go, Gina! Keep up the great work. Your sister is sure to love this beautiful journal!

Lorraine said...

That's a cool journal you created! Perfect image from Mo Manning, too!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is fabulous Gina!! I have a few of these images stamped out and I've been wanting to color it up and you've inspired me.
I love the journal!!! I need to get back on the weight loss wagon!! This will help me :)
Maria