Girly gym bag

January 11, 2012

Well this isn’t exactly a WIP wednesday kind of post. . that’s right I have no progress on my WIPs. Yes. Yes. I remember that I told the world wide web that I wasn’t going to start any new projects til my WIPs were done. You know that’s what resolutions are for. . . BREAKING!

Okay well one of my resolutions for the year (besides getting my WIPs done) is losing a couple pounds. Yeah had a baby almost 2yrs ago and still haven’t lost the baby weight. Goal is to lose about 20ish pounds by May.

1. I have to stop eating junk food at my desk.
Yeah I think I get really stressed out when I’m at work and I didn’t really pay attention to the bad stuff I was eating. Well take that back. . I did know that it was junk but the junk taste so yummy! Yeah my worse, worse, worse combo was coffee and peanut butter m&ms. (just typing it out is making my mouth water a little)

2. Start exercising regularly. Yeah I went to the big named gym and signed up for with a trainer. I think that I’m more accountable if I have an appt with someone, ya know? Like I can be a lazy ass, and not go to the gym but if I know there’s someone there waiting for me then I’ll make more of an effort.

3. Walking during my lunch hr.
My work is by a water way and I thought that I could start walking/running during lunch. I would have to eat at my desk after that but I’m fine with that. I don’t know if you have the same problem as I do – but I just don’t have time! Where do I fit everything I need to do and everything I want to do in one week. . . it’s pretty frustrating to juggle.

So if that’s the case then, I need a cute bag to put my running shoes/work out clothes in. . .

Have ya’ll seen the awesome FREE drawstring bag tutorial from Jeni Baker of In Color Order? (Oh yeah I said FREE) But you might as well spend the measly $6.50 for the bigger pattern – it includes 8 more bags!

One of the bag is called the laundry size. . . it’s “the perfect size for dirty laundry, large toys, a quilt, etc.”

Drawstring bag

This by fair is the girlest thing I’ve every made. .

Since I’ll be hauling it back n’ forth from work to home or home to gym I thought I should add a strap for it. It wasn’t that hard most of the supplies could be picked up at Jo’s. But I could just add a strap to it . . . it’s going to look ugly in the middle of the fabric like that!!! Oh, how bout some pretty sexy looking black trim? Oh baby!

Backpack strap add on to the drawstring bag


All n’ all it took me (2) nights to put it together – not bad for a full time worker/mommy/wife right?

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  • Reply Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts January 11, 2012 at 9:52 am

    It looks fab Amy! Way to go. Very impressed.

  • Reply Colleen January 11, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Wow, that is girly! I really like the sexy trim to make the strap blend in. Well done friend.

  • Reply Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy January 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The sexy trim totally makes the bag! LOL, but what will I do without your regular calls during your lunch break? Somehow, I can’t quite imagine chatting with you while you’re huffing and puffing and running 😉

  • Reply Kati January 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Way to go. That’s really cute. Nice trim. 🙂

  • Reply nicke January 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    i love that sexy black trim. i bought her pattern and need to make seven or eight of them! 😉

  • Reply Katie B January 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Woah, that is girlie! Very nice, and good luck with the 2012 goals!
    Somehow, this post leaves me wanting m&ms. I’m sure that wasn’t your point.

  • Reply Jacey January 12, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Girly and cute! Your plan sounds good. I need to put some thought into a similar plan. Like, today.

  • Reply Lee @ Freshly Pieced January 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

    That gym bag would totally make me want to go to the gym! Good for you for signing up with a trainer. I worked out with a trainer after Claire was born, it REALLY helped me lose the weight. I don’t think I could have done it any other way.

  • Reply Berserk January 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Nixing the junk food, hitting the gym, and running… sounds like the beginning of a good year!

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