Tuesday, May 31, 2011

30 Pants in 30 Days

The Problem:

I have children who are growing and wearing out of their pants faster than I can blink.

With warm weather knocking on our doors, they are desperately in need of pant bottoms that fit them.

The Solution:

30 Pants in 30 Days

Rather than going and spending around 10 bucks a pop for summer shorts and capri's for my 3 girls, I'm going to attempt to be supper thrifty and make or alter bottoms to fit them.

Sounds crazy, I know. But that is how bad they are needed around here.

Feel free to join me in this journey. I'll be posting pants as I go. Hopefully one a day, but you know how life goes.

Here is the first completed pant project.

These were some Hannah Montana pants that were missing it's top I found at Wal-Mart for $1. They hit my 4 year old at a awkward spot on her legs and were too big. It took me 10 minutes to chop them up, bring in the side seams, and hem the bottoms.

Now they fit her perfect.

1 down, only 29 more to go!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

So here is what I did today in honor of our troops, living and deceased.

It is a crossfit workout which included:

1 mile run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile run

It is quite possibly the hardest workout I have ever done. The workout was named by one of our troops who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Though I'm guessing he did it with body Armour on, it was all I had to finish it without. Here is the whole article.

I'm so grateful for our freedoms here in the US and for all those who fight to keep it for us. It felt really good to push myself to the max in remembrance of our troops. Though, I don't think I will be doing much else today. My legs and arms are mad at me.

I hope we can all pause a moment today and honor those who give their lives for us.

And in case any of you are wondering what crossfit is, you can read about it more here.

It's the best gym your money can buy! I've been amazed at how much stronger I feel after only 1 month of doing it. Look it up in your area.

I've been skinnier in my life, but I have never felt stronger. I'm slowly beginning to realize that I feel much better this way.

By the way, I'm not getting paid to write this. It's just a new obsession I have that I thought I would share with you. Can you imagine the new strength I'll have to rip out seams?