Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Don't just say it...visualise it!

You can say what you want until you are blue in the face, but do you ever visualise it?  One of the pre-season tasks for the 12wbt was to document our goals. I completed the task, making sure it was all very measurable...key accountabilities...very public servant of me.  This week, Mish went even further and asked us to create an inspiration board and share it. I've played around with inspiration boards for fashion and home decor before, but never for what it is I really want from life!

An inspiration board is essentially a visual representation of what you want to achieve. It's a photo collage that not only inspires you, but drives you, keeps you focused, organises your thoughts and is forever changing depending on what your goals are. There isn't an inspiration board big enough for everything that I hope to achieve by losing weight and gaining life, so I've narrowed it down to things that are achievable in the next 6-12 months...aside from one (can you pick it? lol).  Here 'tis...

So, why those images?
In November this year, we will be heading to Townsville to meet my sister-in-law's new baby.  The last time I flew in an aeroplane, I had to ask for an extension seat belt. It was the most uncomfortable flight. Not only did the seat belt not fit...the tray wouldn't go down properly because my belly was in the way.  Never again. Come November, that seat belt will fit and I will be able to put my drink down.

While we're there, we'll be going to the beach, the water parks, riding bikes, doing loads of walking and generally having fun. It will be hot!! By losing weight, I will be able to cope with the heat better, and will be able to enjoy myself with my hubby and kids...no more being a bystander.

I want to know what it's like to shop in clothing stores other than those that carry plus sizes. There are probably 95% of stores in my local area that I never step inside, and I can't wait to rectify that! I am so looking forward to discovering what my style is; not just what I can fit into and look halfway decent in...and that includes ditching the nanna knickers for some sexy lingerie. tmi? lol.

One of my longer term goals is to compete in the Sutherland to Surf, July 2013. Why next year? Why not have a go this year? I'm just not fit enough...right now. I know I will be in the future. Whether I walk it or run it is up for debate.

These are just some of the things I AM going to achieve, and as I do, those items will come off the inspiration board, and be replaced by something else. I might have to create an "I DID IT!" board as well.
I chose to create my board digitally, however a pin board and images cut from magazines would work just as well.  I used Beeclip to create the photo collage, and PicMonkey to add all of the text...both of which are free!  What would you put on your inspiration board?

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