Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Wellness Journey Project

The end of December was actually the start of a wonderful new project for me—a Wellness Journey class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. December 31 was the first day of this 8-week class. There’s still time to join if you’re interested.

Class members are documenting their wellness journey through scrapbooking. Marrying the creative with physical exercise is a brilliant concept and enables me to be crafty to mediate something I really don’t enjoy—exercise.

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My class journal/scrapbook is an American Crafts chipboard binder with 6”-square pages (purchased from Scrapbooks.com) and a black cloth spine. I covered the chipboard parts with paper purchased at Making Memories Unforgettable. The cover title is framed with a decorative metal plate found at Jo-Ann’s.

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The first page is my signed wellness contract witnessed by my husband. You can also see my tabs, one for each week of class, made using Melstampz’s template and adding numbers. Thoughts of coloring in the tabs with colored pencils are flitting through my head.

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I decorated a small clipboard from Office Max to hold exercise checklists I created in Microsoft Word, using categories personalized for me.

Walking is my main thing, Tai Chi is for balance/strength/and various good things, and the Other category is so I can switch-up activities such as biking, working with weights, yoga, or whatever I choose to do on any given day.

Source: Goddess Guidebook

Sundays, by the way, are sacrosanct. On my checklist, I put a graphic from the Goddess Guidebook site that says Switch Off Sundays as it’s a truly excellent idea.



Valerie said...

I am so impressed. Who would have thought of something like this? So smart.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great idea! I may borrow this idea to start my own...giving you full credit of course..YOu are so amazing with crafts!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh this is probably the only way I could exercise, sooo cool xoxoxo Clarice

Linda said...

I love the paper you used. I love journals, great idea. Thanks for the links.

kim said...

Very cool!
BTW, have you ever thought of selling your perpetual calenders and/or your password books you made? Let me know, as i would be interested in purchasing.

Right now I don't know if I would use the toool you have to make these enough to pay for one!!! Especially, since I just bought a serger with the help from my parents.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is SUCH a brilliant idea! I just love all the details. I really should make one of these; heaven knows I need some exercise! ;o) Thanks so much for the link love & the stunning inspiration. I'm so tickled that you used the tags. Happy New Year & happy exercising! :o) mel

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a good way to keep track of your progress! Just don't over do it and get a stress fracture like I did -- almost healed and i can finally begin walking again! YaY!

Bridgett said...

Like you, I don't like exercise either. I've never understood people who do. :)