Saturday, May 8, 2010

Kwik Sew Outfit and a fit update

The jacket and shorts are both Kwik sew patterns. I've been wanting to make a boyfriend jacket for spring and here it is! Fabric was a gift from my Great Aunt Mildred in Nashville... I had just enough for the jacket and shorts!!! Cute... and I need another one... I have the perfect pink and white tweed too!!!
The jacket is KS3058 and the shorts are KS3061. I made the shorts in an afternoon... super easy mock fly zipper instructions on this pattern!!!
The jacket took 2 afternoons... about 4 hours I guess. Both went together fast and easy. Kwik Sew always does have great instructions! Plus no tissue pattern.

My fitness and nutrition plan seems to be working! I'm not trying to lose weight now.... just lower my body fat and build muscle.... so even though the scale doesn't show it... I'm down several inches and a couple of sizes. So I'm trying to only make things that are very stretchy or easy to alter! Since I've never worked out to achieve these kinds of results I have no ideal what size or shape my body will take if I stick with it.
I feel like I eat all the time on this menu plan!!! SOOOOOO much protein is required to build muscle... I had no ideal... anytime in the past when I've tried to "get in shape" I cut fat/carbs/calories, did step aerobics 5 days a week and very light weights with high reps.
With this plan (which I am LOVING and finding fairly easy to follow) Its weight lifting, low reps, higher weight 4 days a week(love this alot) cardio 3 times a week for 30min ( I find this pretty easy but next month I up it to 45min!!! Thats a challenge!) and the menu plan is moderate complex carbs only(ex. oatmeal, whole grains, sweet potatoes) moderate healthy fats only (almonds, peanut butter, olive oil)
ofcourse non starchy veggies, and high... super high on the protein. Can I just say I love protein shakes.... yum!!!!!!!!! I could drink them all day.... I have atlest 2... sometimes 3 a day,,, on top of all the other food I have to eat.... and sometimes I actually hit the number of protein grams I'm supposed to have a day!
I've never had this much fun getting in shape..... lets see if I can hang with it when the cardio gets upped next month....

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Faye Lewis said...

Of course I love your Boy friend outfit. I actually plan on making a similar jacket sometime soon. Very interested in your protein menu and lifting/cardio split. I FINALLY joined the gym again yesterday after months of contemplation (trying to make up my mind to get started). But I have no real plan. Help!

Rose said...

That's a great boyfriend outfit. You look fantastic!! Now, you are going to be strong, too. What a woman!

Carol said...

Cute outfit! Weight lifting is one of the joys of my life. I love the feeling of getting stronger every time I train. You look fantastic, so keep up the good work!

Danielle said...

I've been secretly following your blog for some time now and I absolutely love your clothes and craft projects. I am most interested in fitness plan. Could you give me some more info. I have a pretty good routine going now, but I'm curious about other methods. Are you following Clean Eating guidelines?