Saturday, February 19, 2011

new year, new me

This year I started my own version of Cathy Zielske's tales from the scale or move more, eat less as she now calls it. Thus far I think it is going pretty well, I have started regularly attending the spinning, dance jam, and yoga classes at the gilruth which is the gym that is on site at JSC. I have also tried to run once a week so my workout schedule is Monday - Dance Jam (hip hop, jazz, fun cardio class), Tuesday Spinning (cardio hell), Wednesday - Yoga JAM (which is yoga for young people, or not your mama's yoga), Thursday - there is a spinning class but I haven't built up the butt and inner thigh muscle strength to attend two classes a week yet. After my first two classes I thought I was never going to be able to walk right again, but it is gradually getting easier, I said easier don't mistake that for easy. Thursday is currently one of my off/rest days until I build up more butt strength, Friday -Sunday I run one day and try to do Jillian Micheal's 30 day shred one day.

All in all it makes for a busy workout week, but after doing it for over a month I find myself looking forward to my workouts, who would have thought definitely not this gal. Thought I would share the torture, oh wait the fun I have been having this past month and maybe inspire so of you all to make it your year to get fit too.

And now for the creative part of today's post I am going back to Christmas and going to share my first dress with you all. While it is not perfect I think for my first dress its not too bad at all. I used the Eclair pattern - from Colette patterns you can check out the link to see their dress, this is the dress that I wore for Christmas eve mass, I love the color combo.

I also made the cute flower that is on my cardiagan, I made one for myself, my mom and my grandma all to wear to mass on Christmas eve and here we are all looking wonderful

The fabric I used for the dress was a pink,red and black silk and the sash is a dark gray rough silk/stain fabric. The flowers are as spin off of the flowers mom and I made at spark in Janet Hopkins class. The main flower is from house of three Parisian anthology line and then I sprayed it with several layers of dark red, pink, and purple glimmer mist to get the desired color.

I have also decided to try and attempt to make one crafty sewing project every two weeks, and one card or scrapbook project a week starting in march so we'll how that goes, if it works out you can look forward to plenty more blog posts I'm sure you are all busting at the seems with excitement. Have a great rest of the weekend and I hope you are inspired to complete the goals you set for yourself this year.

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