Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sweet Smell of Spring

No Thinner Thursdays for ya today...though I have introduced wine back into my life after four weeks off, am still spinning when I can and doing weights, nothing has really changed except that I am eating a tiny bit more than 1200 calories a day. Prob 1500, I stopped recording it but I am still counting. Going to go back to rigid calorie-counting next week but I think it's good for your body to take a break every few weeks, just to keep it guessing and your metabolism up.

I wish I weighed or measured myself at the start but alas I didn't. So I still really don't know if I have lost anything. My waist and tummy are smaller though, so that's better than nothing!

I'll have plenty to talk about next week as my friend and personal trainer Hannah will be starting me off twice a week on the journey to getting CUT. I am very excited, as she will be sharing her techniques with me to get me where I need to go (have you seen her body? INTENSE? She's a personal trainer, aerobics instructor and competitive pole dancer).

In the meantime, the sunny (and sometimes crazy with all the sudden downpours, wind gusts and hailstorms) Spring weather has me reminiscing about all the adventures this year. Can't wait to take our boat back to Salt Spring Island this year...and put together some swell Islandy Outfits like the ones below:










Can you believe I've had those green cargo pants since I was 15?? They are nearly 15 years old!! So glad I kept them, they are a bit torn at the bottoms but by rolling them, I get that new look without the cost!

PS - totally was trying to think of a good April Fool's Day post but none doing.


OceanDreams said...

I love Spring time too and I love your different outfits, I have a pair of black pants that I have had since the age of 16 so some clothes stay great for a long time! I too am trying to stay ridged with my diet and have about your same built. It is hard to only 1200 calories daily, but it can be done. You are lovely though girl so don't worry but I understand the want to lose weight.

Lindsay said...

Congrats on FEELING like you've gotten smaller! Sometimes, I get so worried about the number on the scale that I forget its not about the number, really- its about building muscle and losing *gasp and ew* fat. So, great job! Your hard work is working! :)

And I'm excited too- summer is almost here!!!!!

Alice said...

oh i LOVE old comfy clothes like that! (by the way, kudos to you for still FITTING in 15 year old pants, my goodness!!)

Couture Carrie said...

Hi gorgeous!
Love these pics!

Fab cargo shorts :)


Kristin said...

Loving the fashion show. The green and yellow pairing is killer!

Sarah said...

I love all your spring time looks- you look so stunning in each and everyone!
That green dress is dee-vine!!

A.Co said...

So cute.

That deer - omg!! SO CLOSE! Awesome.

You probably get this all the time, but, does anyone ever tell you you and Jessica Simpson look-alike?! SO PRETTY :)

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Tracy said...

Wow, these pix just look like the most amazing times!! So cool :) Man, I love your swing, and the shoes you're wearing while swinging! I want those shoes! lol

and yes, amazing to be fitting into 15 yr. old pants!

Tracy said...

you're trying to lose weight? I don't think ya need look great!

MizzJ said...

hahaha I like that word, "islandy"! I'm heading back to my islandy home this weekend, hope the weather is nice! It usually is nicer there than here in Van, but with this nutty weather you never know!

Amber said...

Oh, great photos, they really make me wish Spring would hurry up and get here! I love them all, but I particularly love the green dress - so pretty!

marian said...

gorgeous images, that first one is so pretty!

daisychain said...

Argh these photos are making me crave warm days! x

Anika said...

I love your photos. And weight be damned, you're beautiful just the way you are.

But if you're dead serious on dropping weight, my boy just introduced me to the 300 workout. Basically involves doing a total of 300 'things' eg 40 pushups, 20 chinups, 20 dips, 20 interlocking chinups, 20 weighted jumps (whats the max weight you can carry and jump), running up and down stairs x4, weighted situps x50, etc, etc.

You just have to add them up to 300 and add weights. Oh, and its timed, so competition style.

I've never done such a great workout. I can still feel my body working out!!

Good luck with the workouts gorgeous girl,

Memphis Steve said...

You know, I was just realizing something. There are a lot of blogs where the blogger posts various photos of themselves. Most of the time they are holding the camera out with their own arm and trying to look cool, as if they didn't know they were photographing themselves. But you, you have tons of photos which you clearly did not take yourself and in every single one of them you are doing something fun or laughing or having a good time. After all these years of reading your blog I get the impression that you are one of the most fun people I have ever come across. And that's a good thing.

Ah, cargo pants. I haven't seen those in awhile. You somehow manage to make everything you wear look like they're being modeled in a magazine. If you walked around with shredded, ragged clothes it would somehow look cool and fashionable. It's a gift you have.

Oh, and Happy Easter to you, too!

Every Little Counts said...

a good pair of cargos will never go out of style!

Slumber Designs said...

You are such a cutie! This looks like a fantastic outing... something that I would have loved to do to! Thanks for sharing!!

Vegas Princess said...

I love the orange dress. Just looks comfy and fun! I look forward to warmer weather when sundresses are okay to wear again.

Annie Spandex said...

Ah! We're the same age. :) I love those multicolor sandals, they look like candy!

Fashion Court said...

i LOVE your spring outfits! seriously, i can't wait for the weather to stay nice here.

also - don't you hate finding the motivation to work out? i literally had to force myself today..but i used the motivation of looking good for summer!

lisa said...

Those pieces that you keep for ages and last a long time are the best, aren't they? The cargo pants still look great on you.