On paper, health and confidence looks like a solid, straightforward plan. But in reality, no matter how much research, calorie-counting, or fitness fads you follow…
Most people end up back where they started.
In my 20 years of working in the health and wellness industry, I’ve noticed why even the most genuine, motivated people can struggle with their weight loss goals – it happens when they focus solely on their physical goals and neglect the emotional – spiritual – and mental elements of healing their body temple.
If you’re in a similar place, you can start making real, lasting progress by tuning in to your mind-body-spirit connection with these vision board ideas for weight release and body confidence.
What Is A Vision Board And How Will It Help Me Achieve My Weight Loss Journey?
If you’re a spiritual person or have learned about the law of attraction, chances are you’re familiar with vision boards.
A vision board is a collage of pictures, words and symbols that represent the life experiences you want to manifest. Many people call it a goal board, dream board, or even mind map.
It helps you envision your health goals such as your goal weight, as well as inspiring you with images of role models, inspirational quotes, and reminders of the positive feelings you want to feel as you create and live into your vision fully.
Do Vision Boards Actually Work?
Vision boards are a great tool to tune your Mind-Body-Spirit connection to your ideal future-self that’s even more radiant, vibrant, and body-confident!
They will help you manifest your most vibrant, healthy ‘you’… and not just by the power of visualization alone!
This tool can be instrumental in closing the gap between imagination and action because it serves as a daily conscious reminder of your desires. By transferring your thoughts into a tangible reality, you’ll be much more naturally motivated to take the action steps required to make your dreams come true.
Ultimately, a vision board makes it easier for you to stay on track and it can also transform your relationship with your inner critic, especially shifting from feeling disempowered, to feeling more confident and empowered.
How Vision Boards Help You Calm Your Inner Critic
The way we relate to our weight is so much more than a number on the scale, or the physical aspects of our body.
When we rely solely on numbers, or calories in and calories burned, to measure progress, we set ourselves up for self-sabotage in our most sincere efforts to make a positive change.
Our Mind-Body-Spirit Connection takes into account that our weight is an outer reflection of our inner self-image. The subconscious mind works with our negative inner-critic by reinforcing this image – which more often than not, outwardly expresses negative beliefs, such as calling yourself “fat”, or claiming that it’s “too late to change.”
The result? An uphill battle in reaching your ideal weight and wellness goals.
Often, we sabotage our efforts in manifesting our dream bodies because of this constant, internal conflict. Despite our inner critic’s chatter being just background noise, we receive its messages subconsciously… all.the.time.
That’s why an important part of building your vision board is creating space for self-love where you take the time to nourish yourself, your self-confidence, and your self-esteem.
Step-By-Step Process Of Creating Your Ideal Weight and Wellness Vision Board
1) Start With A Blank Canvas
Most of these vision board ideas for ideal weight and wellness use common items found around the house. You can create one in any size you want – big enough so it covers the entire wall of a room, or small enough where you can see it easily while laying down at night before going to sleep.
The idea here is to have fun and get creative with the things around you!
Basic Steps in Creating Your Own Vision Board
- If you’re not the most artsy person, you can start with a blank wall. An excellent way to start building your vision board without taking up too much time is by taping or pinning magazine cutouts, photos, printable quotes, or other materials that help you envision the body temple that you desire.
- Alternatively, your first step may be filling a blank piece of paper or poster board with a collage of pictures like healthy foods, motivational quotes, magazine cutouts of ideal fit healthy bodies, etc. Remember that ultimately, this is an ideal weight and wellness motivation board. As a personal tool, I encourage you to use elements of inspiration that align with your Mind-Body-Spirit connection and your core values.
- Another great place to start is a cork board. You can pin magazine clippings into a collage that represents your short-term goals, long-term goals, and health/wellness goals as a visualization tool for your ideal weight and health. You can add your favorite quotes as internal motivation and use weight release affirmations as a daily reminder to keep a positive frame of mind.
- Get creative with scrapbook supplies. Make use of old magazines and newspapers, stickers, photos, glue sticks, and craft scraps. That way you’re recycling/upcycling as you’re vision boarding!
2) Collect Pictures And Words That Inspire
It can be easy to let online toxicity weigh down your progress or distract you from the hard work and “heart work” that you’re putting into your health and wellness journey.
In the course of your daily life, you may encounter someone who says something that speaks to you deeply, either in-person or online. I suggest writing down notes about why they mean so much to you. This is especially powerful in reframing the things we see and experience on social media.
For example: “I love this story because she has taught me to believe in myself again.” Or maybe someone inspires you because he or she reminds you of yourself. Maybe you look up to them because they’ve overcome adversity and continue to succeed despite their struggles.
Whatever the reason, these types of stories inspire us to dream bigger than ever before. They remind us how far we’ve come and where we still need to go. And when we see ourselves reflected back in others, we feel more confident and empowered to reach out and take action towards achieving our dreams.
What Can You Put On Your Vision Board?
Find elements that inspire you. Gather images of things or texts that speak to you such as quotes, photos, paintings, drawings, photographs, poetry, lyrics, artworks, music videos, movies, commercials…anything really.
You can also find images that fit into the following categories that I have identified are necessary to re-wire, empower, strengthen, and empower…
- Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
- Movement & Fitness
- Nutrition, Hydration, & Healthy Eating
- Fun & Play
- Love & Support
- Connection to Nature
- Rest & Rejuvenation, Vacation Time or Travel
- Pleasure and Sensuality
- Self Love & Acceptance
- Connection to Spirit
- Community & Friendship
- Beauty & Self Care
- Feeling great in your home, having sacred space that is clean and organized (aka decluttered, research shows clutter and excess weight are connected. So decluttering your space and releasing items you longer want or need, can lead to releasing excess weight.)
- Confidence, Empowerment, and Aliveness
When you see something that moves you emotionally, or makes you “light up”, look into who made it. You may find even more material to inspire your vision board.
There’s no right or wrong answer here, just enjoy exploring different types of media. You can even start collecting online content for your physical or digital vision board through apps like Pocket and Instapaper.
Get Inspired By Others’ Success Stories
Many of us know what it feels like to struggle with food and exercise habits.
We also know what it feels like when we finally get motivated enough to change things around. So instead of focusing on your own failures, try looking at success stories of those who have already achieved similar results. These individuals provide hope and encouragement to anyone struggling with creating their ideal weight and wellness goals.
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are heart-centered and genuinely supportive of the dreams and goals of others. Throughout this journey, your self-esteem will increase as you love yourself more. And the more you love yourself, the more you can give to others.
3) Include Affirmations About Body Acceptance, Self-Care, and Self-Love in Your Vision Board
Self Confidence and Body Acceptance Go Hand-in-Hand
When you’re gathering inspiration from people around you, remember to approach yourself with patience and compassion. As easy as it is to find motivation by finding what we want for ourselves in others, it can quickly turn to toxic comparison.
Even as a professional dancer, self-love did not come easily to me at first. There were times when I couldn’t help but compare myself not only to others, but to past versions of myself or even to the “self” I was striving to achieve!
By turning the dial down on complaining, comparison, and criticism (what I call the 3 C’s), we learn to recognize when they appear, how to release them, and practice appreciating ourselves in every shape, size, and curve!
In addition, body acceptance is about embracing the uniqueness of your body and the importance of finding inner joy while striving for your own definition of what it means to be healthy. That’s why adding affirmations to your weight and wellness board is an essential piece of manifesting a radiant, vibrant lifestyle!
This is the inspiration behind why I teach my clients to trade the phrase “weight loss” for “weight release”. This is a subtle yet powerful distinction: “release” puts you in control rather than treating weight as a win-loss situation. The healing power within yourself invites celebration of your body, not competition with it!
Begin to implement the words “weight release” and notice how it shifts your perspective. Let this empower your relationship with your body towards deeper love, power, and expression!
You can also embrace practices of self-care such as a favorite skincare routine, bubble bath, massage, or aromatherapy to express gratitude for your body temple.
Above all, make it a habit to create uplifting messages to yourself along your health journey and make time to appreciate, celebrate, and love yourself exactly as you are.
4) Support Your Health Journey With These Ideal Weight and Wellness Vision Board Tips and Ideas
Digital Vision Board Ideas
A physical vision board is perfect to keep at home, the office, or anywhere that you frequent. But our lives have become increasingly digital, and it can be challenging to constantly update our vision board as we collect inspiration from our daily encounters.
Thing is, most of our screen time ends up feeding our self-critic and contributing to our self-sabotage. Instead of letting it become a distraction, we can use the online space to empower our goal setting with a digital vision board!
A popular, easy way to collect and save pieces of inspiration is through a Pinterest board.
You can find “weight loss vision board ideas” (or the way I speak to it is “ideal weight and wellness”) all over Pinterest from printable templates and vision board app recommendations to bullet journaling techniques. Saving pins that you can reflect on when you’re feeling down can be the little motivation you need to get you back into your dream work!
Use Visualization Tools To Help Motivate Yourself
Visualization tools such as meditation, guided imagery, hypnosis, and yoga are powerful ways to improve mental clarity and increase confidence. Using visualizations help us connect with our inner wisdom and tap into our subconscious minds.
You can download my guided Weight Loss Meditation TODAY for FREE, my gift to you!
It allows us to access information stored deep within our subconscious minds which may otherwise go unnoticed.
As you begin working towards your goals, remember to stay focused on what matters most to you. You’ll notice positive results faster if you start small and build momentum. Along your journey to vibrant, healthy living, remember to:
- Be Consistent
- Don’t Give Up When Things Get Hard
- Keep Track Of Your Progress
- Stay Positive
- Have Fun Along The Way
- Surround Yourself With Friends Who Support Your Goals
- Find People Who Are On Similar Paths As You
- Team Up With An Accountability Partner
- Remember That Nothing Is Impossible
- Choose Healthy Habits Over Unhealthy Ones
- Reduce Stress Levels
- Practice Self-Care and Self-Love Daily
Get The Support You Need with Professional Guidance
Journeys are best traveled with supportive companions who will genuinely contribute to your growth at the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.
To start transforming your health and weight, having a coach who is trained not only in wellness science, but understands the mind-body-spirit connection is one of the best ways to achieve lasting success.
This is where I can help!
I am a trained and certified transformational coach with expertise in the mind-body-spirit connection. I’ve spent the last two decades helping women achieve optimal health through my individualized wellness program which combines mind-body coaching and powerful wellness exercises.
If you’re the type of woman who wants to release unwanted weight and create optimal health and wellbeing, but often puts others first and your health on the back burner, I invite you to check out a program I created to help you transform your health, wellbeing and confidence:
Even if the program isn’t aligned with you at this moment, I want to offer you a gift: a free, guided meditation to help you embrace body confidence and support your health journey!
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Let it guide your inspiration as you build your weight release vision board and embark on your health journey!
In loving support and believing in your dreams!
Jennifer Joy Jiménez