I’m practically living in these huge comfy cardigans this fall. They add wearability and coziness to a frilly, girly outfit such as this one. It’s been getting chillier here and although I love fall, I dislike winter. All the leaves on the ground and the crisp, brisk air is refreshing in the morning though. I’m a major ankle booties girl if you haven’t noticed; I have so many pairs because they add a certain sleekness to a potentially bulky, cold weather outfit.Cardigan/Blouse: Marshalls, Skirt/Booties: Forever 21, Clutch: DSW, Hat: H&M
Over a month ago, a few friends and I participated in something called Dietbet. I joined on a whim not really thinking much of it. Basically a bunch of people put $30 in a pot and bet that they could lose 4% of their body weight. We had 4 weeks to accomplish this. If you met the goal, you won part of the pot splitting it with all the successful participants. If you didn’t meet it, you just lost your $30. But seriously, what an ingenious idea! Who thinks of these money making schemes?!! I really wasn’t all that serious about it. Remember my Insanity stint last year? I did really well for 2 months, but lost zero weight because I ate so much candy.
I wasn’t doing anything for it for the 1st 2 weeks; not taking it seriously, but then my competitive streak came in and I was like, “I can do this!” I had 2 weeks to lose my remaining 4 lbs. I exercised 5 days a week for 2 weeks and really cut down on my caloric intake. My biggest downfall was snacking after dinner, but I completely cut this down during these 2 weeks. I won’t lie, I went to bed hungry many nights and the hunger pangs hurt. I lost a lot of sleep since I can’t sleep when I’m hungry. But, I met my goal and am 6 lbs lighter. The Dietbet is officially over, I don’t think I will be joining another one. But what began as a fight to not lose money ended up showing me I still had will power.
I’ve continued with the portion control and I’ve continued with the exercise. I’ve been feeling so much more energy lately and don’t feel as much fatigue. Usually with the turn of the weather, I want to curl up on the couch and watch movies and sip hot chocolate. But now I will do this after working out.
I hope this high level of motivation sticks with me for a long time. Thanks Dietbet, for giving me jump-start I needed! (Also Thanks, lil sis for my new work out gear.)
I instantly fell in love with this cozy knit cardigan. The colors give it a very collegiate feeling, but of course I had to put a twist on it. I paired a prim & proper top half with a fun & flirty bottom half. Even though I hate cold weather, I do love layering with cozy knits and wearing beanies. Did you notice that my hair is back to black? I was getting tired of the brown growing back so I went back to black and it’s so dark! But I love it. Sweater/Shirt/Skirt: Forever 21, Bag: Coach, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Hat: ASOS