Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My new but not final measurements!

I can't tell you how excited I was this morning to get up at 3:30am and head to the gym! Our trainer Jodi is awesome and she challenges us every meeting!
Ok...now for my results!
Beginning weight and measurements: 3/5/2010:
Weight: 168lbs
Waist: 33 in
Hips: 37 in
R. Leg: 24 in
L. Leg: 25.5 in
R. Arm: 14 in
L. Arm: 13 in
Body Fat: 29.8%
Ending weight and measurements: 6/22/2010:
Weight: 149.5lbs
Waist: 30 in
Hips: 35 in
R. Leg: 22 in
L. Leg: 22 in
R. Arm: 12.5
L. Arm: 12.5
Body Fat: 26.6%
Overall I have lost 18.5lbs; 3.2% body fat; and a total of 12 inches!
I have 11.5lbs until I hit my goal weight and I can't wait!
I am on a roll to become a more healthier ME!!
Here are my before and after pictures...
I must warn you that the hair isn't styled that great and in my after shots I am really showing off 3 different shades of skin tone! It's sad that I am tan on top, the middle is a pastey white, and the legs are a tad lighter than the arms/chest. Hey I haven't worn a 2 piece bathing suit in years!

I took another after shot of the front picture because I wasn't smiling in the first one.

So that's what it looks like as of now...I am estatic with the results and can't wait to see even more!
I finally got my new bathing suit that I ordered...it's a very cute retro one-piece from Victoria Secret...and I love it on!

My mom's new measurements.....

This morning we went and had our measurements taken after working out for 3 months and 3 weeks with our awesome trainer Jodi!
I am doing this in 2 separate posts because of the size.
Here are my mom's results...they are phenomenal!

Beginning weight and measurements: March 5, 2010:
Weight: 197lbs
Waist: 40in
Hips: 49in
R. Leg: 27in
L. Leg: 26.5 in
R. Arm: 16 in
L. Arm: 16 in
Body Fat: 43%
Ending weight and measurements: June 22, 2010:
Weight: 177.5
Waist: 37 in
Hips: 44 in
R. Leg: 24 in
L. Leg: 24 in
R. Arm: 15 in
L. Arm: 14.5 in
Body Fat: 39%
Over all she is down 19.5lbs; 4% body fat; and has lost a total of 16 inches!
Please scroll down for the before and after pictures!

I can't wait until we take more pictures of my mom once she reaches her goal! She is on a roll and nothing can stop her now!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

I finally did it after a year......

Ok so the last time I used my sewing machine was Easter before last. Sally has been sewing on hers and it inspired me...along with the countless craft blogs she has been sending me!

I wanted to make the kids swim cover ups. I had it in my head what I wanted to do and was all prepared to go buy some terry cloth material....UNTIL my mom gave me the idea to use bath towels!
Went to target and picked up some in fun colors/stripes and I finally made them today.
(I only called my mom about 4-5 times to make sure I was doing it correctly!)

So here they are:

Kara chose pink. Hers was a full size bath towel...it only cost $5.99

Close up of the straps and the button on the side. The entire thing was made from the towel..including the straps!

.Michael chose a green stripe....his is a hand towel! It was only $3.99
I added velcro to his to keep it closed

It's also reversable!!
Can't wait to work on some more cute projects!

Monday, June 14, 2010

7 years! and a bad blogger.....

Well it's been a long time since I've posted anything. End of the school year kept me extremely busy. I will do one post in the next couple of days with a sampling of pictures detailing what has been going on.
But today is a special day!
7 years ago I married my best friend, my soul mate!
He helps keep me grounded, supports my every decision, and is the best husband I could have ever have.
He has been super supportive on my quest to become a healthier me!
Here are a sampling of some of my favorite pictures from that day (I loved them all and my most favorite shots aren't on the computer for some reason).

He can always make me laugh!

One of my faves from the reception

The new Mr. and Mrs. Butler!