05 January 2012

MCT Throwback Thursday Challenge - Sports Theme

by Veronica

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Welcome back to VK Create! It's been quite some time since my last post. The holidays are a busy time of year and I got swept up in it all!

For today's Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time, we were asked to create a Sports themed project. I'm no athlete! In fact, I'm not really all that active (unless you count the times I walk up and down the stairs to get a snack). But guess what? That's all about to change!

Left and right I've been seeing people getting back into shape and living healthier lives and you know what? I'm jealous! That's right. I said it. JEALOUS! I want to be healthier. I want to look and feel better. And now - I'm going to do just that!

Let me be very clear. I'm not going on a diet (can't stay on 'em). And this is NOT a New Year's Resolution (can't keep 'em). This is an "I'm-going-to-live-healthier-and-make-better-choices-for-my-body-because-it's-what's-good-for-ME" change of lifestyle!

So for my project today, I created a Get In Shape Board. On it, I'll have a current picture of me (This one is from my wedding 6 months ago. Not super current, but nothing's changed about my body), and a list of Pros/Cons to getting in shape and my fears. I've noticed that in my life, a big reason I don't do things that I want to or SHOULD do is because I'm afraid. I figure that by writing down what I'm afraid of and seeing the pros/cons, I can realize that the benefits I'll be receiving by doing this are TOTALLY WORTH facing my fears.

I used MCT's Sports Sentiments for the motivational saying and added little dumbbell weights from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I kept the design of the board very simple so that I would focus on the photo. I plan to switch out the photo every month.

Instead of adding a new Pro/Con/Fear sheet every month (or having to take the board out of the frame if I choose to add a new pro/con/fear), I put the BLANK sheet inside the frame (attached to the board) and am using a dry erase marker to write on the glass!

Be sure to check out Emma's Throwback Thursday post so you can join in on the fun!

I hope you've been inspired!



  1. This is a great idea! I've been thinking of ways to motivate myself...this was a good way to do it. TFS


  2. I love the idea! And like the way you write on the glass. (you can even check off your fears as you face them and they are no longer a fear, so you can track SUCCESS!) Yes, I have to agree a healthy life style is what many of us need! Good way of putting it out there to all your crafty friends.

  3. What a great idea! Having it all there in writing will surely help you accomplish your goals. Oh, and don't worry about looking silly at the gym. Half of us there have no idea what we're doing!

  4. This is a super fantastic idea Veronica!! I love it! I'm starting on this journey too. Again. :) I just can't stay motivated. I lost a ton of weight, but now I see me slipping into my old habits and it's creeping back on. ;) I'll be making one of these to help me out with my goals. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  5. You go girl. I'm very proud of you. You can do it! What a GREAT idea to make and be able to see everyday.

    Love ya,

  6. Great idea! Im right there with ya!! Im falling apart at age 44 due to my poor lifestyle choices, its time for me to do something about it. Think Ill make something like this too! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Tracy M

  7. Veronica what a great idea!!! I cannot stick to a diet myself...this is awesome..big hugs


  8. This is such an awesome idea! I absolutely LOVE it! I'm much the same way. I can never stick very close to a diet. I do exercise a couple of really good Zumba workouts a week, but I know I need to do more. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs- Glora

  9. Awesome...awesome idea,Veronica!! I so know what you are talking about!! It took me like 11 years to get back to where i was when i got pregnant the first time! And i am still not doing any sports i just ate less! Worked out pretty good.Just hoping it will last!! ;)

  10. What a neat and personal project! Very inspiring :)


  11. A very creative project. I hope you have a very successful 2012!
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  12. this is an awesome project! this could be used in so many other ways!

  13. What a creative project...Awesome job!!


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