HOW TO MAKE A WEIGHT LOSS VISION BOARD THAT WORKS
Discover how to make a vision board weight loss that works and makes it easy to reach your fitness, wellness, and health goals.
Last week, I headed over to my friend’s house to catch up before we hit up our favorite yoga class.
I legit treasure this weekly tradition because I always leave the class feeling accomplished, happy, connected and energized. The workout is just an added bonus.
I get to her house early so we can chit chat about work, guys, her cute new Victoria Secret yoga pants & the upcoming semi-annual sale. Minutes before we had to leave, she hit the bathroom and I hit the kitchen to re-fill my water bottle.
I saw the aerobic class schedule hanging on her fridge, surrounded by a bunch of super skinny ‘fitspo’ pictures. My energy instantly shifted when I saw “DON’T BE A FAT BITCH!!!!” written across the top of the class schedule.
Excuse me? Don’t talk about my bff like that! But I get it…
My friend’s intention was to use these images and words as motivation.
What she didn’t know was that her ‘vision board’ was actually making her goal body harder to get.
As someone who used to struggle with my health, weight, and confidence.
I can honestly say, dieting and exercise straight up sucks when:
♥ You don’t LOVE your body
♥ You feel hopeless and insecure in your own skin
♥ You struggle with confidence, food cravings, and motivation
♥ You’re anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, tired, and depressed
If your intent is to get fit and healthy and you start to compare yourself to some hotty with a body, you can start to feel really bad about yourself.
“I’ll never get there”
“Their body is better than my body”
“My stomach will never look like that”
“I’m not that strong”
“I don’t look like that in yoga pants”
“I can’t do that”
“I’m so fat, ugly, (fill in the blank) _______”
Kinda hard to get motivated when you feel like that doesn’t it?
MIND RIGHT, BODY TIGHT®
If you want your future life to look completely different then it’s important to focus your mind to happy thoughts that inspire you to make healthy choices that will transform your goal.
Visualization is one of the most powerful exercises you can do to change your mindset, motivation, and body.
A weight loss vision board is one of the most valuable visualization tools there is… only if it’s used the right way.
When done right, a weight loss vision board can make it easier to get motivated to reach your weight loss and wellness goals.
That’s exactly what you’ll learn in today’s episode of CCtv.
In it I share the demotivating mistakes to avoid and the secrets to making a weight loss vision board that actually works.
After you’re done watching, leave a comment on the blog to let me know what things you used on your vision board.
If you make a vision board, snap a pic, share it on Instagram & tag me (@christina_carlyle or hashtag #ChristinaCarlyle) so we can connect. xo
How Vision Boards Work
Your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation. Your emotions serve as energy that activates the Law of Attraction.
When you surround yourself with images that invoke powerful positive emotions and thoughts, your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the affirmations and images.
Ultimately, your vision board programs your subconscious to attract things and manifest habits that make it easier to eat healthy, exercise, and feel motivated.
When you’re truly motivated to lose weight, get healthy, and workout, you’ll be able to reach your goal faster, because you’ll be more consistent.
Visualization is one of the most powerful exercises you can use to change your body.
A tangible board works a lot better than a virtual Pinterest board because the goal is to look at it daily.
WEIGHT LOSS Vision Board IDEAS
Your vision board should include pictures that inspire you and reflect the “vision” you have about how you want to feel and how you want to look.
It’s crucial that you include things that Make. You. Feel POSITIVE when you look at it.
For example, I’m 5’1”.
♥ I want a petite, toned, soft, fit, strong, and feminine look. That’s how I want to feel in my body.
♥ I want to feel happy and excited and confident – That’s how I want to feel in my mind.
If I used pictures of 5’10 stick-think supermodels, I’d immediately start resenting the fact that I’m not… the emotional equivalent of getting stuck in pity-party quicksand that triggers me to give up, eat and/or skip the gym.
That’s why I use images of fit shorty’s like me that look happy and confident while they’re eating or exercising. I have a picture of Jillian Michael’s because she’s 5’1 and is admired for helping others get fit and healthy like me. 🙂
The happier your board makes you feel, the easier it will be for you to get your goal. Load your board with as many images, quotes, and words that give you so many happy thoughts that you feel like you could out-fly Peter Pan.
WHAT TO PUT ON YOUR VISION BOARD
Include things you WANT to look at because they make you feel empowered, happy and motivated about eating healthy and moving your body.
It’s also a good idea to make your board visually pleasing because you’re going to be looking at it often and it has to inspire happy thoughts. So if a poster board with a bunch of mismatched images isn’t your style, you may want to invest in something that resembles home decor more and printing images that work for you.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does 100% have to make YOU FEEL GOOD when you look at it.
♥ Motivational quotes statements that make you feel confident and empowered
♥ Cards from loved ones that make you feel happy and loved
♥ Pretty pictures healthy food and recipes you’d like to try that make you feel excited about eating them
♥ Exercises or specific training goals – like crossing the finish line of a half marathon or a yoga pose you’d like to master – that make you feel proud and accomplished
♥ The types of clothes you’ll be wearing at your goal weight. Ideas include, swimsuits, form fitting dresses, you wearing an old pair of pants you’re trying to wear again, etc. – That makes you feel positive, confident, and energized!
♥ Images of people you admire, respect that inspire positive feelings and action in you. Ideas include: Someone you admire, respect love or want to love you, or love like your kids or a man/women you’re attracted to that would feel incredible to have them checking you out!
Whatever you want. As much as you want.
It’s your board, Baby Doll, so put whatever YOU want on it.
The More the Merrier
Vision Board Supplies You’ll need
You’ll need a board, images, and way to stick the images on the board.
Go with your gut. The whole goal of this is to feel POSITIVE. Use the supplies that feel good to you.
♥ Poster board, a large sheet of paper, cork board or pin board
♥ Pictures, quotes, photos, and small flat objects that cause Happy thoughts. Old magazines, photos, small, flat objects, greeting cards, tarot cards,
♥ Glue/pins, markers, scissors, push pins,
♥ You can use glitter, puffy paint, stickers, drawings, too.
It’s YOUR board. Jazz it up however YOU want.
It’s a good idea to create a few weight loss vision boards. I suggest having a main vision board and a few smaller ones scattered throughout your home.
That way you can keep your main board in your bathroom and hang the others in your closet or workspace – anywhere you want extra inspiration and motivation.
How to Use Your Vision Board to Reach your Fitness and Wellness Goals
♥ Look at your vision board often and feel the inspiration it provides.
♥ Read your affirmations and inspirational words aloud
♥ See yourself living a life in your goal body.
♥ Believe it is already yours.
♥ Be grateful for the good that is already present in your life.
♥ Imagine how it will feel to step on the scale and see the number you want.
♥ Picture yourself shopping for new clothes in smaller sizes…
♥ Acknowledge any goals you have already achieved and feel proud about the progress you’ve made and changes you can see or feel.
A vision board won’t be as effective if you don’t know how to get motivated to lose weight or if you’re not truly ready to lose weight. It’s hard to get happy and feel motivated if you have hormone imbalances, toxic buildup, or metabolic dysfunction working against you.
So before you start your vision board it’s better to make sure you don’t have something deeper going on. That’s exactly why I developed my free metabolic analysis and training.
It’s completely free and will let you know if you have any metabolic issues working against you and the best way that you can start fixing it. If you’re ready to rock, get started by filling out a profile here.
As always, the tips in this post only WORK, only if you work it. So work it you’re worth it!
Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader
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Last updated May 14, 2019
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Christina is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, & Holistic Fitness & Health Coach. After healing multiple personal health issues, getting off 7 meds, & losing 40 pounds, Christina teaches others how to get Happy, Healthy, & Fit quickly with the most delicious food and least intense workouts.