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Visual Motivation!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I love having my own space to workout. My husband helped me create this room on a shoestring budget. We used leftover paint from our living room. Purchased peal and stick tiles from the Dollar Store. A neighbor and a family member gave me some old mirrors. My mother in-law gave me some motivational quotes for my birthday. I also purchased a Treadmill from a co-worker for $200.00. My room was looking good. :)

The only issue I have with the room is there are no windows in it, and that makes it a bit dreary. When I was running on the treadmill, I found I was staring at the numbers, which would make my run seem longer than it was. I tried in my mind to visualize all those great motivational picture/quotes I see on here, Pinterest and Facebook but it was not the same.

So I came up with a little idea… why not put those quotes on my walls!! Well I am cheap, and I am not even sure you can purchase these pictures/quotes anywhere. So, I saved my favorite quotes to my computer and sent them to Walmart to be printed off as photos. (I hope I am not violating any copyright laws) Walmart charges $3.00 for an 8 X 10 and $5.00 for an 11 X 14. Tada visual motivation!!

I love them!! When I am running I look at them, and read them over and over again.. It keeps me going, and takes my focus away from the numbers!








The pictures are a bit dark and blurry but it should give you the idea.
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KARA151 10/23/2012 6:22PM

    I love the photos ... great job.

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BLUEFAIRYTALE 10/12/2012 3:27PM

  This is awesome!!! I didn't know you could do that and print them as photos! I'm going to have to check that out. emoticon

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AMBER281 10/11/2012 3:39PM

    What a great idea!

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LINDAKAY228 10/11/2012 12:05PM

    That's a wonderful idea to help keep you motivated! And from time to time you can add a few new or change a few, when you need fresh motivation, and doing it a few at a time can stretch the cost out. And if you are out somewhere, like the Dollar Store, and see one that grabs your attention you could add those one at a time too. So happy that you got a great exercise room on a small budget!

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KALIOPPE 10/11/2012 11:43AM

    Great idea. I love the quotes. Maybe you can add some photos of yourself or a little dress you want (or jeans) to motivate you. emoticon emoticon

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LILAC_LANE 10/11/2012 7:17AM

    Great idea. Your work out room looks great!
Thanks for all the encouragement you send my way!
~J~

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HOLA_AMIGA 10/10/2012 10:26PM

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UNICORN212 10/10/2012 9:56PM

    Hmmmm..a flat screen TV would look really nice in front of the treadmill....Or even a regular one on a table in the corner...

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MJ7DM33 10/10/2012 8:36PM

  This is really emoticon ! Thanks for sharing!

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SGTSUNNY 10/10/2012 1:59PM

    Super cute! I love your ideas, you did great.

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REFFIE1 10/10/2012 10:56AM

    How creative! There is no end to human ingenuity. That is fantastic how you enhanced your exercise space and thus enhanced the quality of your exercise. Did you paint that quote on the wall? It emoticon looks hand painted.

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SSDCQUINCY 10/10/2012 10:28AM

    emoticon Love it!! What a great idea

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RISINGBLUESTAR 10/10/2012 10:11AM

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Something I do when I workout is listen to music. You don't have to have an Ipod. Plug in the radio, put on an upbeat CD and your workout will fly by! :)

Love the motivational quotes and the fact that you have your own space to workout instead of working out at the gym.

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JESSYVIRGINY 10/10/2012 9:57AM

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REMEMBER2BME 10/10/2012 9:36AM

    Oh my gosh. This is exactly what I was looking for. I love the motivational quotes but am for te less expensive route so i ave been dragging my feet. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much. I will totally do this.

Where did you get the stenciled words? Your room looks great.

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HEALING_LORI 10/10/2012 9:28AM

    I LOVE IT although I am so jealous emoticon
I've always wanted a separate exercise room. I love the posters! I have my treadmill in my living room so I can't really plaster them all over it but I do have my vision collage taped onto my treadmill to look at when I need it!
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