ya’ll i’m pretty jazzed to tell you i’m officially down 22 pounds! while that’s not 100 pounds and while i basically started this in january, i’m still happy!
i put this on my instagram the other day. i had a few questions about what i’m doing different so i figured i’d share the secret here. i hate to disappoint you as i don’t have a magic diet or yummy new green smoothie recipe to share…..i have one word for you. old school. i’m eating a less and exercising more. that’s it.
after running 2 half marathons in the last 2 years it felt like my body plateaued with running. i was not losing weight, if anything i was gaining. and despite running pretty long runs my body wasn’t looking any different. throw in that i’m 47 and trying to lose weight after 40 and you can see how tough this was becoming.
so clearly i needed to mix things up. for a while i was trying to juice several times a week, but honestly that takes a little more time and devotion that i have on a regular basis and i think a vitamix will change my life and i don’t have $500 for said vitamix…so. i usually eat very light in the morning, maybe an egg, or an avocado or a small yogurt. my coffee has flavored creamer and sugar. sorry. lunch is usually a small veggie, protein ( i love almonds), sliced turkey, avocado and fruit. for dinner i eat what everyone else is eating. see? how unsophisticated is that?
i honestly believe the big changeroo was switching to cardio multiple days a week and only running a couple times. so i take spin, piloxing ( which is pilates & kickbox), kickbox and occasionally a bar ( weights ) class. clearly 22 pounds since january isn’t blazing speed but i’m hoping slow weight loss and these minor life changes are things i can keep up with and help keep the weight off.
and the other secret. iphones make you look thinner. i swear i’m thinner in these photos than in real life. true story. see below shot? i still have the worlds roundest face. don’t be deceived by the iphone photo.
and another true story. most days i’d much prefer to stay home in my comfy new slippers and get some work done. but 3-4 days a week i’m heading over to the gym. maybe if i went 5-6 days i’d be down 50 pounds by now. ha.
i’d love to introduce you to allie mac designs. allie mac sent the girls and i some skirts to try out & i wanted to share these with you & give you an opportunity to win one. if you’ll leave me a comment stating you’d like to be entered and that you liked her facebook page i’ll post a winner next week. the skirts are made of super soft fabric. allie will work with you to give you fun color options and she often times runs specials…i think this evening she’s running one on her facebook page for the anna maxi the girls are modeling below.
thanks allie mac!! we’re enjoying our skirts & we wish you much success in your business this year!
yesterday was a super exciting day for Noonday! the launch of the new fall line has been awesome! i will continue to share pieces and stories over the next few weeks.
in the images above, madison is modeling the gold deco earrings. these were the first pair of earrings i purchased through noonday a couple years ago & i love them. we wear them all the time & they still look as gorgeous as they did on day one, made of 22k gold vermeil. these measure just over 2.5″x2″.
she’s also wearing the ever popular embira seed bracelet made in uganda. this little cutie is a staple in the knudsen home and you’ll often times see my girls wear theirs daily. at $28 it’s a great gift idea too.
emily is modeling the la jolla necklace
and the metallic halo earrings which i think i’ve worn every day for the last 6 weeks! we introduced a new version in cherry red for the fall that are super fun too and would be great game day earrings for all my uga friends! and will also look great on you gorgeous ole miss girls & maybe an ohio state fan or two? as you can tell, we’re getting pretty excited for the upcoming start of college football around here! dan & madison are heading out saturday to see the home opener at Georgai Tech! fun times!
oh & ps. only two pieces left from my sample sale here