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.
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! 1387 days ago
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 looks hand painted. 1388 days ago
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. 1388 days ago
I LOVE IT although I am so jealous 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! 1388 days ago
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