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

Mary - Indiana - 7:45 to 8:15 Yesterday Evening

Hi! My name is Mary. I live in the Northernmost part of Indiana, right on the tip of Lake Michigan. I've recently retired and am counting on walking to stay healthy, active and a lot slimmer (and I have a long way to go for that part). I generally walk twice a day - once some time during the day and once late in the cooler evening with my husband. I like to walk at a watershed park here in town or at the Indiana Dunes State Park; however, because of this CreativelyFit project, I will try to expand my horizons. I'm a habitual picture taker but I definitely need to work on quality and creativity so this is perfect for me.

Thanks to Hayley for inviting me and I promise in the future to try to post on the day of my walk instead of the next day. Yesterday as I walked and photographed I did it with this blog in mind and some of the pictures I wouldn't be able to re-create on another day so I'm anxious to include them.

The first pictures were from the evening walk where the light transformed some everyday scenes into textures and reflections:

During my day journey yesterday, I photographed the people/doggie fountain and the doggie who didn't care to use it. His owner had to give him water from her hand and then Tracy (the doggie) seemed to laugh about it and then pose for my camera.

My goals will include walking earlier, varying my subjects, and maybe learning how to do a collage. Thanks, Hayley, for the invite. I think you're a wonderful person and a gifted blogger and photographer.


Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Welcome to the Cretively Fit Team!! It's so nice to meet you! Two times a day, wow! You are ambitious. It will be fun to see the different effect of the sunlight at different times of day.
Great pictures!
We do collages using picasa. You can google picasa. If you download it to your computer it will upload all of your pictures. Then you can edit, collage and upload to the blog, very easy:)
Have a great day!
See ya tomorrow:)

julie said...

Hi Mary! Nice to "meet" you! The dog story is so funny! It reminds me of my older son (he's 5), who sometimes gets upset because I gave him the "wrong" cup/plate/spoon/etc. - You know, because I'm a mind reader and I'm deliberately giving him a blue spoon instead of an orange one! ;) The water photos are gorgeous - I look forward to seeing more!

Hayley said...

Mary! I'm so excited that you are joining us! These are wonderful photos. I have never seen a doggie fountain before. That's terrific! Your reflection photo is magnificent. I can't wait to see all of the photos we collect.

If you have any difficulty with Picassa, let us know. Cindy got me hooked and it works so quickly and effectively.

Hugs to you! See you tomorrow!