Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I got a job!  Yes, that is what I’ve been doing with my time.  The SAHM thing was really nice and I loved it but financial obligations began to loom, forcing me back into the workplace.  It’s a good job, close to home, and allows me to have a life. But, things have been busy…..

I have lost 16 lbs. since January!  I’ve been on a fitness kick and I haven’t written much about it.  Not sure why.  I just wanted to see if I could keep with it, I guess.  I sometimes run hot and cold on fitness regimes.  I know it’s necessary but I get lazy or distracted and typically stop within a week or two.

 

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Anyhoo, It’s a Facebook group led by Tony Horton so we are doing all his workouts.  We started with P90X on January 1st and just finished up 3 weeks ago and began a hybrid of P90X3 and 22 Minute Hard Corps just this morning for the next 60 days. There are roughly 1,000 people in this group and not everyone posts all the time but it is a very supportive gang and lots of fun.  Everyone there is a real person – some older, some younger, some fit and some not so fit – but all in the same boat and wanting to get healthy.  Lots of people post their post-workout photos.  I didn’t do that the first round of P90X but I’m going to start for this hybrid round, just for the hell of it.  It might keep me more accountable, heheheh.  My goal is to lose at least 10 more pounds but what I really want to do is develop my physique and have some nice arms.  This is me this morning after my workout:

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I am pulling no more punches on my workouts.  I’m tired of being this overweight.  The exercise and diet are the only things that make me feel physically better.  I have far more energy and my clothes fit again.  Win-win.

In sewing news, I just couldn’t!  My Dapper Days outfit that I had planned just didn’t work out and I was so frustrated that I was ready to give up on sewing altogether!  Very little of anything I made was wearable and it was too costly a hobby to continue.  The great people on Patternreview.com talked me out of quitting and helped me get my mojo back.  I have a simple pattern awaiting my attention that should be a quick sew and instant gratification.  I just need to get started on it.

I also got sidetracked with fabric!  I have discovered that there are fabric artists with their own online presences and designs.  The fabrics are expensive but SO CUTE, original, and really speak to the Disney geek in me.  Check this one out:

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I was making a sling bag with this fabric but I haven’t finished it yet.  It may turn out to be yet another wadder.  I don’t know yet until I finish it but I can see where the problems are going to be.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, this is the end of the Dapper Day saga and a picture of what I wore yesterday.  All store-bought.

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I matched the building, which was my goal.  I was dapper-bounding as Main Street.

That’s all for now. Since I have settled into my new routine, I will be able to blog a little more often.  Expect to see posts on sewing, fitness, and food.

Have a great day, everyone!

 

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