After spending a couple of weeks doing more organizational/decluttering stuff as opposed to creating, I had a nice creative weekend.
I uploaded two new items to my Etsy shop:
Which used to look like this before I dismantled it:
I don’t ever put things up for sale that I’m not 100% happy with, so that’s why I took this vase apart and went into a different direction…a wedding direction.
The second project I finished were these two mini Coke bottle decorations:
I dig the bleached out matte blue ~ the clean farmhouse style is so in right now. One of the easiest ways to make your living space look and feel more expensive is to not only declutter, but take some dingy items and paint them a light color, if not completely white. Such a simple upgrade really gives an item new life.
In between those projects, I also went to the Clifton Park Library’s book sale on Sunday with my friend Leah ~ I filled up my Jansport with books for only $2! Craft ideas, gardening ideas, books simply for fun…I made out like a bandit! I think she did, as well, snagging up some cookbooks for her boyfriend whose goal this year is to be more of an “adult” and learn to cook! You really can’t go wrong with a library book sale; there is always something for everyone.
You know what else you can’t go wrong with? FROZEN YOGURT! After our purchases, we went over to 16 Handles for a splurge. How I just got on the frozen yogurt deliciousness train in just the past two years I will never know…I’ve always been an ice cream girl!
I will admit though that my January goal of “Sticking With it” has mainly been very, very fruitful…but lately I’ve wanted sugary things again. For example, after having frozen yogurt Sunday I had a small bowl of ice cream last night. Because I am restarting my weight loss goal on February 1st with a digital scale (as opposed to analog), I will say that my dedication has begun to wan in this department. However, today’s a new day – a new day without ice cream or big indulgences. I kept in mind the maximum amount of added sugar in grams per day for a female (which is 25g, if you are curious) and am determined to stay off the too-much-sugar train.
When it comes to my gym routine, last week I only worked out once. Last week felt tough; I was exhausted and felt like I needed rest more than anything. So I listened to my body and gave it more sleep. Then last night, I went to Body Pump as usual and realized I felt very…bored. So, I may change up my fitness classes during the week a bit so that I stay engaged and moving forward. Maybe change out one of my body pumps with their B.Fiit classes. It was already in the back of my mind that maybe in February I’d make the change from body pump to the boot camp-style class of B.Fiit.
Anyway, that’s enough for today! I can’t wait to do my official “results” post of my January goals and outline February’s! There’s something exciting about this year to me ~ I feel like good shit’s going to happen.