Friday, February 15, 2013

Show Your Strength....

I have been working out for a total of 8 weeks now.
8 solid weeks of kicking my booty back into shape.
Every day I say to myself, maybe I'll take off from working out today.
Every day I end up working out and feeling amazing after.
Best part is I'm down 8 pounds and noticing some results.

I'm not lucky like some and just cut sweets or soda out of their 'diet' and drop a lot of weight.
I only drink diet pop (I know it's not good for me) but I don't drink a lot.
I rarely ever eat sweets.
I eat fairly clean.
I drink 2-3 liters of water a day.
I have a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner and little snacks in between.
I will say I didn't cut out adult beverages, I need those in my life ;)

I pretty much stopped working out when I was pregnant with Cullen.
After having Cullen nursing helped me lose a lot of weight and then some.
 These days I'm obviously not nursing and my weight caught back up with me.
I sometimes find it funny that I think I can drop the 20 pounds I gained instantly.
It took me a year to put on 20 pounds so I am constantly reminding myself that it's going to take more than a week to lose the 20 pounds.

At this point I'm not even about the number on the scale, I want the inches to shed and I want EVERYTHING toned!
I want to look like I work out and push myself.
I finally got in 3 miles yesterday, without stopping in under 30 minutes.
Huge accomplishment for me.
I just need to keep working towards my goals and challenging myself.
I am almost 30, my metabolism is eventually going to start working against me.

anyway....
This post isn't all about me but more so about the tank I'm wearing...
NEVER GIVE UP
Quite the fabulous saying to think of while working out.
Something I tell myself every day.

My tank came from this Etsy shop...
 
At Show Your Strength you will find custom made tanks and shirts with different motivating sayings.
A little bit of info from the shop owner, Trina!

I've cut/sliced/shredded/added lace up grommets to tank tops and then I've done a vintage looking silk screen saying on them. All of the sayings are uplifting/funny/girl power/love yourself type of sayings.
I wear different color camisoles under the shredded ones or lace different colored ribbon down the back of the lace up type. It's fun and it changes things up and makes it so I can wear them with anything. I wear them as every day wear and I wear them to work out in.

Trina is so talented!  I love all her designs.
Here are a couple of my favorite sayings and designs...

You must go check out the shop because there are so many other awesome designs and sayings!
I want one of each!!

Now the awesome part of this post...
I have a tank to GIVEAWAY to one of you!!
It's just a hill
Get over it
The tank is a medium, it is Mossimo brand from Target.
Super soft and long! The back is custom designed, it's just hard to tell in this pic.
 
GIVE AWAY CLOSED
 
TO ENTER
mandatory
1. Follow my blog
2. Favorite "heart" Show Your Strength on Etsy
3. Follow "like" Show Your Strength on Facebook
 
bonus entries
4. Follow Chapters of our Life on Facebook
5. Tweet about the giveaway and include me @Annie0720
6. 5 extra entries if you make a purchase at Show Your Strength!!
 
Please leave separate comments for each entry.
Also, make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you don't have a blog or have a non-reply blog.
 
Giveaway ends in one week, best wishes to all!!
 The winner is...
 The lovely Momma to two twin boys, Lindsay!
I will be contacting you! :) 
Annie

36 comments:

leah said...

I follow your blog

leah said...

I like the shop on etsy

Lisa said...

what an awesome giveaway! i have never heard of these before, def going to check them out.
found your blog thru MN bloggers. :) i love finding a fellow MN blogger!
following along!

leah said...

I like show your stregnht on facebook

leah said...

I follow chapters of our life on facebook

J and A said...

I follow you!! Great work Annie!

J and A said...

I hearted on etsy!

J and A said...

I liked on FB!

J and A said...

I follow you on FB!

Lyndi said...

I love this post!

I really like to shirts, and will browse to order one. I've also "entered" to win!

Way to go on the 8 weeks of working out. 1 lb a week is awesome progress! I'm the same way, just eating good and working out doesn't makes the weight fall off. I always tell myself it's a journey that will have ups and downs. I love your attitude about the scale. I needed to hear that!! :)

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

J and A said...

I followed on IG!!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

I follow you, pretty lady. ;)

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

I favorited Show Your Strength on Etsy!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

I liked Show Your Strength on FB!

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

I have your blog's page liked. :)

Kristin said...

Love this! I follow your blog!

Kristin said...

I "Hearted" their Etsy shop!

Kristin said...

Liked them on FB!

Kristin said...

AND like your blog on FB :)

Lori said...

I follow your blog!

Lori said...

I "hearted" her Etsy shop!

Lori said...

I liked her FB page!

Lori said...

I like your Blogs FB page!

Lori said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/loriweaver86/status/302761509765914624

Kenj said...

I follow your blog

Kenj said...

i added her shop as a favorite

Kenj said...

I liked her shop on Facebook

kld813 said...

I follow your blog.

kld813 said...

I favorited her shop.

kld813 said...

I like her shop on FB.

kld813 said...

I follow your blog on FB!

undomestic mama said...

I favorited!

undomestic mama said...

You know I follow you

undomestic mama said...

I like you on facebook a long time ago :)

Jaime said...

Hi Annie! I just found you on MN Bloggers. You have a beautiful family! And good for you for working out to get in better shape. I am also on that "healthy life" road. It's been 5 weeks for me and so far, I am still going strong. I look forward to reading more about your getting in shape journey.
-Jaime

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