Aug 5, 2013

Fitness challenge + Outfit post + Haul

The last time I started the 30 day shred, I fell off the band wagon on the 5th day. I didn't quit on fitness, I still hiked a couple of miles a day but the shred, I couldn't keep up. I also did a fitness challenge with my friend (which kicked my butt). This week, I was planning to start a new - one vegetable a day challenge when Ash pinged me and asked me to join in her challenge. The rules are very simple -

1. Eat healthy - One vegetable a day (for me). No Dessert ( for her)
2. 30 Minutes of exercise everyday - 30 day shred / yoga-pilates
3. Got to bed early - 11PM for me and 10.30 for her.

Today was the first day and I am so excited that my husband agreed to join me in this challenge. Its a lot of fun and hopefully we can turn this from a challenge to a habit with a few modifications.

I wore a fun outfit today that I wanted to share. I know I bought the lace skirt for my birthday but patience is definitely not my virtue.

Polka dot top - Banana Republic (similar)
Navy lace skirt - Ann Taylor (similar, in black, in burgundy)

I had a meeting today that needed a casual but professional outfit and this one fit the bill perfectly. I wore simple black ballet flats with this.
Today was also my first drive on the 520 from Redmond to Seattle. I was so nervous but it went smoothly. Yay!

I also a bought a few things over the weekend. I returned some items and bought a couple of tees from Target. This t- shirt is SO soft and is going to be my new go-to through fall. I used up my Kohl's cash and birthday $5 gift card and bought these pretty nail colours.

Essie - In Stitches

In Stitches is a pretty watermelon colour and Bahama Mama is a deep rich plum thats perfect for fall. Both these colours look really good on darker skin tones. I also got the Essie "Good to go" top coat and it really does dry nail polish fast.

I ordered a skirt and top from The Limited during their 50% off sale. I love the skirt but the top is very loose on me, so I will be exchanging it for a S size. The skirt is a simple micro stripe summer skirt. 

I went to Marshall's in Bellevue to buy some new shoes but they don't have a great selection there.
Funny story, I drove all the way to Bellevue after dropping my husband and Maddie at the dog park. A few minutes later, my husband called me all excited that Maddie was swimming for the first time. So I threw shoe shopping out of the window and went back to the park. We had such a fun time letting her swim and sharing ice cream cones.

I also bought an artificial plant and this pretty mannequin to store my necklaces. The flowers were $12.99 and the mannequin was on clearance for $10. Such a steal!

The same mannequin for $15

What did you do over the weekend? Any adventures you would like to share?