getting in shape for fashion

Fashion Friday – Christmas wishes

I’m asking for some new work out clothes, and of course, some regular clothes for Christmas this year. Here is a list of my top requests.

*And just as a disclaimer, I don’t want/expect EVERYTHING. I just like to give my family options.

  • My brother called me the other night to tell me about the Nike Fule Band. It is SWEET! Especially the ‘Ice’ colored one
  • I’ve had my eye on this jacket from Express for a while. I like the butterscotch color.
  • I’ve been looking for a pair of yellow flats, like these from Old Navy
  • I need/want some new gym pants, and I like these at Old Navy
  • And, If I’m going to get more serious about running, I could use some cold weather running gear, like these shirts and these pants, from the Gap.

What about you? Do you have clothes, or workout gear on your wish list?

Christmas wishes



Current weight – 127.2#

Goal weight – 125#

Weight lost since last weigh in – 1#

Total weight lost – 30.8#

Weight still to lose – 2.2#

As I posted about on Monday, I’ve adjusted my weight loss goal. My main intention is to loose more fat, and gain more muscle. 125# is the weight that was recommended to me by a trainer at my gym, according to my height, age, and body fat %.

I highly recommend getting a body analysis done if you are trying to lose weight. It will give you a healthy, and reasonable goal, tell you where you are, and how to get to where you want to be.

Updated Stats

When I started all this, I had my body fat analysis done, so I would know exactly where I was starting. I listed these stats here, but I’ll post them again so it’ll be easier to compare.

July 25 2012

BODY TYPE  –  Standard

AGE  –  26

HEIGHT  –  5ft 3.5in

WEIGHT  –  158.0lb

BMI  –  28

FAT%  –  38.2%

TARGET FAT%  –  22%


NOVEMBER 26 2012

BODY TYPE  –  Athletic

AGE  –  27

HEIGHT  –  5ft 3in

WEIGHT  –  128.8lb

BMI  –  22.5

FAT%  –  24.3%


GOAL WEIGHT  –  125lbs

GOAL FAT%  –  20%

*These new goals were suggested/recommended by the trainer who did my body analysis*

The thing that stood out to me the most in this out of everything, was the description of my body type. I didn’t even notice it the first time I had it done. I think I was too focused on the weight and body fat percent to really notice anything else.  But this time I noticed that it said my body type was ‘Athletic’ and it made me smile. I don’t think there has been any time in my life where I would of thought of my body type as “athletic”, and I think it’s pretty cool 🙂

Where are you with your goals?

Do you have new goals in mind? What are they?

Fashion Friday – Winter Footwear

I seem to run into the same problem every fall and winter. What shoes do I wear? This may seem like a silly question, but let me explain my dilemma. I love boots, and they can be very stylish, but they aren’t always practical. For example; How do you wear mid-calf boots, if you’re not wearing skinny jeans or leggings? Or, how do you wear cute little booties, when it’s snowing? I have to admit that I’m pretty simple when It comes to shoes. I love to throw on a pair of fun pumps for a night out, but on a daily basis, you’ll usually find me in flip flops, or flats. I’m always won over by a sparkly or colorful pair of flats. But then enter the cold, and I want my feet to be warm, but still be cute with my outfit. Flats are no good, because my feet freeze. I love mid-calf boots, but I’m not always wearing skinny jeans, and booties are not the most practical when your walking on ice with two small kids. SO, Uggs, seem to solve most of these problems. They are warm, practical in the snow, and you can usually find a pair that’s pretty cute. However, I don’t own any Uggs, they’re a bit out of my price range.So my solution? Mix it up and own a LOT of boots 🙂 Something will usually work out.

What’s your favorite footwear to rock when it’s cold out?

And help me out, what do you wear with NON-skinny jeans when it’s cold out? I’m still not too sure…..

Winter boots


Current weight – 128.2#

Goal weight – 128#

Weight lost since last weigh in – 0.4#

Total weight lost – 29.8#

Weight still to lose – 0.2#

Thanksgiving week plus PMS equals a bad combination for weight loss.

I’m adjusting my goal weight a bit. Don’t worry, I have a reason for it. I’ll post about it on Monday.

“How did you do it?”

I’ve had this question asked of me a lot recently. The answer I automatically jump to is explaining my diet and exercise plans. But the actually answer to this question is, dedication. Its always been my personality, that if I decide I want something, I find a way to get it. I honestly think that this has been the driving factor in my success. Its easy to follow a diet and exercise plan if its drawn out for you, but it takes more then that to suceed. If your not dedicated to reaching the goals you’ve set, you’re going to be more likely to faulter. You might skip a day at the gym here and there, get lazy on your eating, or whatever it may be. These are the things that are going to hold you back and make you feel like its too hard. I’m not trying to brag by saying this, but I’ve worked really hard, and that’s my secret. It puts a new meaning into Nike’s ‘just do it’ slogan. Because that’s how I did it. By just going to the gym consistently and eating right.

I want people to know that it is possible. When I hear of other people who want to get in shape, I want to help them and inspire them. I want them to know that it can be done an I’m excited for them to accomplish their goals.

I’ve also been asked to post my workouts. Ill do the best I can to do this. But they’re not technically “my” workouts because my brother writes them up for me 🙂

What are some things that you feel get in the way and prevent you from reaching your goals?

Fashion Friday – Vintage

I love the feel of this outfit. I bought these jeans at Old Navy, they’re not quite as cute as the Anthropologie ones, but they’re a lot more reasonably priced. And I have a couple turquoise tops that would work. But I just love the bow at the neck on this shirt.

Do you try to recreate outfits you see with pieces you already own?


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