Join the Fun!

Today is a new day! It is time to get away from the computer, put on those walking shoes, get out, get fit and be creative! How is walking a creative activity? Well, pick up your camera, take it with you and start clicking away! You will be amazed by all the interesting and wonderful things you will discover, on your ordinary walk, around your once familiar neighborhood.

Become a Creatively Fit Teammate!

Creatively Fit is a fitness/photography blog designed to motivate blogger/photographers to get in shape. Each day, participants from across the globe are encouraged to walk, click, and connect with others who are grabbing their walking shoes and their cameras in an effort to stay creative and fit.

The task is simple. Leave a comment on a post, stating that you would like to join, and include your email address. You will receive an invitation to join the team. The assignment:

1. Walk 30-60 minutes each day (3-5 days per week). Work within your fitness level. Set a time limit that you are comfortable with (10, 15, 20 minutes). It's all about having fun and getting moving. Creativity and Fitness are bonuses!!
2. Click - Take photos of your journey.
Everything and anything goes, but we like creativity.
3. Connect - Post your name, state or country, time of walk, and 4 or 5 photos to the Creatively Fit blog.
4. Encourage one another with your comments and posts. Comments help to motivate one another into getting out there and sharing some more!
5. That’s it!

Our goal is to motivate and inspire one another as we unite together on our journey to creative fitness!! We are so glad you stopped by!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Julie - North Carolina - 7:40-8:10 a.m.

Hi everybody! I'm Julie! I learned about Creatively Fit from Hayley, and I'm so excited to be here! I am NOT a morning person, so I felt like doing the victory dance when I got out of bed before anyone else in my house this morning (even though it still wasn't as early as I planned)!

I am doing these morning walks as much or more for my spiritual and mental health as I am for my physical health. I had a great time today just enjoying nature, talking to God, and observing things in the morning light. My pics today are pretty random, but three are all from one yard I passed that had dozens of little statues and things - it gave me such a big smile and made me appreciate that we're all different. It would never be my style to have a yard full of statues and stuff, but I loved looking at all these little happy things in someone else's yard.

Hayley and Cindy - what program are y'all using to make your collages? I don't know a good way to do them, so I'm just going to throw mine up here single-file today...

Sorry for all the talk (I won't always do this, I promise!)... here are my photos!

starting out!

stairs to nowhere...

this one is my favorite!

"like Tuh-mater, without the 'Tuh'"


Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Welcome aboard!! It's so great to have you here:) I love your pictures. Don't you just love the elongated morning shadows!
We are using picasa, you can google it and download it to your computer. It's very easy. You can upload, edit, collage and upload directly to the blog.
Good Luck!
I look forward to seeing more of your pictures from your morning walks.
This is very exciting!
Have a great day!

julie said...

Thank you so much, Cindy! I will definitely give Picasa a try! :)

Hayley said...

Wow Julie! Great captures! I am so delighted that you are on. I'm not home today, and was showing some friends our new site when I noticed that you and Mary joined us. Everyone in the pool thought I was nuts when I shouted, "Julie! Mary!" How exciting!

I love those little statues. I am also happy you included your shadow. Beautiful beautiful!! I hope you found the time was perfect for meditation and spending time with God. I know I do.

See you tomorrow?!


Christine said...

Oh wow, these pictures are amazing! And this blog is such a creative idea... I love it!!! Definitely gets me thinking I need to get myself up early and get outside for some exercise (and push through the 90 degree+ temps even at 7am - oh well)

Anonymous said...

I love these! The one of the statue with the grass in front of it is pretty, and I love the stairs. I'm glad you're on the team : )

Betsy said...

Julie, Thanks for inviting me to join! I am surprisingly unfamiliar with blogging, but I love community and photography and could definately use the fitness!

Hayley, Julie said you could add me to the blog? My email address is:

Betsy Stratton
Dallas, Texas