Unfortunately, my Insanity days are over for now. I just got back from the Emergency and I have to lay low for at least a month. From all physical activities! Which is a nightmare for me! :S
I am very sorry I didn’t get to finish even one month! 😦 So I can’t really say much about it except I did like it while I was doing it. I didn’t lose any weight, but I did see improvement in strength and endurance. I hope you guys are staying healthy and doing your exercise. Please, do some for me too! 😉
Maybe when I get better I’ll start over from the beginning, but for now it is game over!
Haven’t been around in a while so just a quick post
It’s been really crazy! Been working double shifts + my trainings and I didn’t have time for anything!
Insanity’s going well. If everything went according to plan I was supposed to do my 2nd fit test today and see the results. However(!), as I said, it’s been crazy and I really didn’t have the time to do three days of exercise so I did them all on Sunday which is my rest day. That is why today I’m resting and I’ll do the fit test on Sunday and post the results then.
My observations so far. The first week is a killer! My legs hurt soooo much! Do the stretches! Even more then they do on the videos! I noticed my legs are stronger and my cardio is much better. That’s good. 🙂
After the fit test, I’ll see if I can do better than last time. I should do better, right? We’ll see…
I was surfing on the internet looking for some ideas how to organize and display my sewing thread. I found some really great ideas, but all of them require some kind of drilling which I can’t do right now.
These are some of the thing I like. If you click on the pictures they will lead you to the sites I found them on.
I really love the idea of a big pegboard over my working desk, only I can’t find them anywhere in Croatia to buy 😦
This is a sort of a wooden frame and you can also keep your bobbins with the right thread.
This one I actually planned on doing. There is a DIY tutorial on this one.
This one was also an option for me. You only need a cork board and some toothpicks. A pretty awsome idea.
However, I am currently waiting on some sewing tools and organizers I ordered so I don’t want to start anything until they get here. In the meantime, I just had to do something with my thread because they were driving me crazy being all messed up in a box. So I got this idea! 🙂
All you need is:
Measure how long your ribbon needs to be and start pinning the elastic accordingly. My thread is pretty small so I’m putting two or three of them into one space. And that’s it! Easy, right? 🙂
I wanted to make something temporary and I can use that elastic again.
Of course, you can make it more presentable, and sew a long cotton strip in some fun fabric and sew the elastic to it. It would look really nice! If some of you do it please show me! 🙂
Reporting after the first day! I’m telling you right now, you are going to start sweating after the first ten minutes and will be red in the face like a crab! I thought I was at least in some kind of shape, but I guess these holidays really got to me. -.-‘ The first day isn’t really that bad, but it shows you what’s to come. Be sure to keep score of your fit tests to know your progress. I will post mine in 15 days when next Fit test is scheduled so we can see if there is any progress (hopefully, there will be).
Ok. So holidays are over and it is time to get back in shape! I don’t even what to know how much I’ve eaten *nom nom nom*, but a little exercise couldn’t hurt. Or could it?
I’ve decided to start Shaun T’s Insanity workout. It lasts for 60 days (an hour a day) and you get a day off in the week. I’ve heard good things about it.
What I like from the commercials is that they don’t say ”Oh, everyone can do it! It’s easy!”. No. They tell you the truth. It is hard, it isn’t for everyone and you are going to sweat a lot! At least you know where you stand so you can prepare mentally. But hey! No pain, no gain! Right? 😉
I’m excited about this and hope I will last the whole programme. I will be putting weekly posts starting from tomorrow about my progress and later on perhaps some before/after pictures (will see how it goes).
If anyone of you have done it already, please leave a comment with any advice or if you would like to start exercising with me from tomorrow that would be great!
I already did a post on these kind of bracelets (in Croatian though. How is Google translate everyone? Or should I rewrite it in English?!), but here is just to show off a little bit of what I’ve made so far.
If you want to make your own, here is a tutorial I followed. It is really not that hard and in the end you have a nice gift for someone (or yourself).
And here is some inspiration of what you can do when you know the basicmacrame knot. You can really do a lot from just that! You just need some cord, pendants, pearls and creativity!
I get my pendants and cord from E-bay. It is really the best. You can get up to 28 m for a dollar in all sort of colours.
Hope you will make some bracelets too now and show me how it turned out! 🙂
Continuing with my love of working with denim scraps since I have a lot of that now after the wall organizer.
An easy and short project.
Just make a template of a circle (mine was 4 cm in width) and cut out circles out of the denim. Once you’ve got them, fold them in half twice and glue with hot glue gun. You’ll have lots of petals now. Glue them to a circle felt so you get a flower and then glue the flowers onto the final piece of felt which is in the shape you wish the necklace to be. And finally, sew/glue a chain/a piece of satin ribbon so you can tie it.
And voila, you have a beautiful necklace!
You can also make it a broche, a hair clip or something else. Whatever you want!
Hope the instructions were clear. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate! 🙂
This is really easy and a real fun project! It takes no time at all and the best thing – this is something everyone has got in the house! Paper rolls!
I simply flattened it, cut it 2 cm in width and glued it with a hot glue gun. You can use regular glue, but I think this is simpler and faster and probably holds better. I only have to buy some can spray and colour it.
It took me only 20-30 minutes and in the end you have an original work of art for your room.
I saw a lot of pictures on Pinterest of denim wall organizers made out of old jeans’ pockets and I always wanted to make some. I’m telling you, having a new sewing machine really means a lot! I want to sew all the time! 🙂 So I got around to doing it. Here is how it turned out.
I like it. It is really handy. I put it behind my chair so I can have my sewing things close and other things I need.