Hey guys! I started a 12 week transformation Monday, Stronglifts 5×5. You can get more information here, but let me give you the quick rundown, I wanted to “Gain Strength And Muscle While Burning Fat…And Training Only Three Times A Week”, so check!
I’ve wanted to do a bulk for the last couple of years, but was never at my ideal weight (still not). This year I decided to go for it. I also wanted a simple routine that wouldn’t have me in the gym for 2 hours 5-6 days a week, I’ve had those moments, a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed them, but I’m not at that place right now. So 45 mins, 3 times a week, perfect. Also, after doing a bit of research I found a great video for making this a fat loss program. So I can build some serious lean muscle while still slimming down. I’m hoping it works for me, it kind of reminds me of crossfit (which I loved) as far as adding weight, etc…I won’t bore you with details.
I’m also working on finishing up a custom order for a kawaii decoden business card case. I’m really excited about this one! I can’t wait to share the finished product with you guys. If you’re familiar with kawaii, and decoden, here’s the definition from Wiki:
” “lovable”, “cute”, or “adorable”…the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.”
Here are a few examples of my handmade kawaii products…
Barbie Business Card Case
Another compact mirror
Kawaii Heart Ring
You can see more of my Kawaii items here.
That’s all for now what’s going on with you guys? Anyone else getting a head start on their fitness for the new year? How’s the holiday hub-bub coming along?
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Plugging away here, creating and merchandising for the holidays…
Check out my new holiday Facebook cover! What do you think?
I’ve also been shooting new merch with a holiday vibe.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, are you guys feeling the holiday vibe? I do believe I’m getting in the spirit a bit!
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The weekend started off great. Friday I woke up early got in a workout, ate a yummy paleo breakfast, threw dinner in the crock pot, grabbed the pup and headed up the coast to Zuma Beach to pick up my bib for the Malibu Half Marathon. It was a gorgeous day in the Bu, and traffic was Friday morning light. Bib pick up was a breeze. I couldn’t have asked for any more. Except to actually be pain free and able to run Sunday. Didn’t happen. It’s not a pitty party so I won’t go on.
Check out the beautiful coastal course I missed. 😦
At least I had the comfort of Sunday morning cuddles with this lil monkey.
And my favorite breakfast. No it’s not the dirty fat ladden post half marathon feast I had imagined, but it was delicious just the same, and GUILT FREE! Organic, GMO free, vegetarian…(bubbles don’t count)
I also, got a few new items listed in the shop, a few more to go. Then on to creating new pieces!
Miss Muerta Rhinestone Cameo Locket Necklace
Not yet listed.
Buddah Rhinestone Cameo Locket Necklace
Not yet listed.
I’m happy to report that last week’s plan was a success!
- I created 8 new pieces!
- Blogged 4 days and I think I only missed one photo a day prompt, but there was still a blog post that day!
- Definitely marketed/promoted
- Worked out the 3 days I wanted to, not sure about my -2 lb goal, don’t weigh myself on Mondays
Now for this week…It’s Monday, and here’s the Make It Happen Plan:
- Get the rest of the items made last week online
- Create new items, different category
- Blog my scheduled 3 days a week
- Market and promote.
- Gym 3 days / -2 lbs
Hope you guys had a good weekend, and cheers to a successful week!
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How are you guys? I had a great weekend, lots of fun and exciting things happened. My other half had a road race, there was girls night, and I was even able to make it to the gym with the funky back/hips! Whaaaaaaa??? I know! yup! 🙂 But now it’s time to focus!
Monday, the beginning of the week, a chance for a fresh start, time to set up new goals, and slay them over the next several days. There’s a lot of new things happening over this way. New schedules, new pieces in the works, shop and blog facelifts, and much more.
It’s Monday, and here’s the Make It Happen Plan:
- Create and finish as many pieces as possible, take product photos, and get the items in the shop right away .
- Blog my scheduled 3 days a week (photo a day posts aside).
- Market and promote.
- Get to the gym 3 days / -2 lbs (if my back allows).
(all while adhering to the new schedule that’s been put in place to keep everything flowing as efficiently as can be)
I’ll check back in next week, and let you guys know how it went.
Here are a couple of pics from the workspace today…
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