Why not take the same passion you have for your favorite hobby, whether it’s making that gorgeous angora sweater or putting your precious memories into a travel scrapbook, and turn it into losing pounds and staying fit?
Actually, it makes lots of sense. That’s because the aspects of crafting that make a project rewarding can also serve you well in slimming down and getting FIT:
F: Fun. The creative process is intrinsically satisfying. Creating recipes that are enjoyable to eat but don’t pack on pounds is similar to the process used for quilting or scrapbooking. Experimenting with different kinds of exercises, the same way you may experiment with different colors, fabrics and designs, brings the same satisfaction.
I: Individualized. Just as each project is unique, each person is unique. You select just the right fabric or materials, decide when and where to begin and then have patience as you complete the project. You can use a similar approach for your fitness efforts: choose the activities that you want to incorporate into your healthier lifestyle, decide what to do first and then patiently enjoy the process as well as the results.
T: Together. Crafters don’t make projects solely for their own enjoyment. They may create quilts as heirlooms for family members or make doll beds, scarves or bathrobes to give to friends. They are creating a legacy to leave behind. When you take steps to get fit, you become an example of healthy living to those around you, silently promoting fitness wherever you go.
So even when you’re not holding a hot glue gun, you can be creative. Your next project? Crafting a healthy body.