Thursday, June 21, 2012

Foul Mouth and Week Five...

... of THIS crazy plan, and I feel stronger!  I love walking in to my gym and straight into the weight area with confidence.  The staff is so unbelievably helpful and genuinely excited for me!

It's insane that there is this other world out there right under our noses, but most of us would rather walk into the gym, avoid eye contact with everybody, and walk straight over to the cardio machines.  I totally used to do that. 

My thinking went something like "Okay, Kristen.  Let's get this over with.  Twenty minutes of jogging.  You can do it.  Shit shit shit!  My machine is being used!  Now I have to jog right in front of someone and my butt will be jiggling right in their FACE!"

Now I think "Shit shit shit!  I hate cardio days!  Get me back over to the free weights, man!"

That is not a joke.  I have to research most of the exercises with the weights (like skullcrushers, Russian lunges, burpees, etc.  Doesn't the name 'burpee' make you want to gag?), but I am LOVING trying new things and feeling ten thousand different muscles burning that I never even knew could burn. 

Sigh.  It's awesome.

Since I spend five days a week at the gym, I haven't had time for my other love, which is vintage clothing!  My etsy shop is pretty thinned out, but I was able to get a few new items listed HERE and HERE.  If you love vintage kiddo clothing as much as I do, browse around!

Here are some more linky links if you've reached the end of the internet and you're looking for some brain food:

- Baby Bumps and Barbells

- How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs (I'm ashamed to say I never knew how!)

- 15 Things You Should Give Up to be Happy

- Supermarket Lies Revealed


  1. I remember feeling the exact same way when I was in high-school and used a gym to work out. The difference in confidence before & after a work-out is all the inspiration I need! Best of luck to you as you reach your new fitness goals.

  2. Thank you SO much for posting the Baby Bumps and Barbells link... I am currently loving weights at the gym for the first time in my life and ALSO trying for a baby! I was wondering how I could keep it up safely. So thanks!!

  3. Hey! I just found your blog on pinterest! I used to be the same way! I would strategically pick a machine where not many people could see me and I NEVER went to the free weights! I have lost 20 pounds (woo!) and gained a lot muscle and I now walk right over to the free weights with pride! I did also have to look up a lot of the exercises I do with free weights because I had no clue what I was doing lol. I am working on losing about another 20 pounds and I just started insanity so hopefully that will do it! Check out my blog sometime!

  4. Haha, I remember when I didn't know what a skullcrusher was. LOVE THEM now! So glad I found your blog. Awesome info and inspiration!!