Friday, June 14, 2024

DIY Christmas Party Skirt & Saturdays Workout

The weekend is here and we’re 1 day closer to Christmas! Eeeeeek! 

As promised last weekend when I had my reindeer tights on… I told you I had a MUCH more epic holiday outfit coming your way soon. So here we go! This skirt was originally found on Pinterest (obviously… where else?) , so I certainly can’t take the credit. But I have to say I’m extremely happy with the way mine turned out!

This is the pic I found on pinterest and was using as a guide:
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I found the CONCEPT of making this skirt super simple… it was just really time consuming. Morgan and I spent a full Saturday sewing the bows on. We thought about pinning them, but deciding sewing would ensure secure bows ! We didn’t lose any of them throughout the day — Success!! 

All I did for the skirt was use a nice bright red skirt as the base (I got it way too big, because I knew adding bows and garland around the waist would make it fit snuggly. I am usually a small and I purchased a large. 
>> I started by sewing garland around the waist from one side of the zipper all the way around (of course not over the zipper so it       could still be accessed)
>> Following that, I sewed roughly 80 (YES 80!!!) bows on the front half of the skirt. It would have been tough to sit doing them        all the way around and the skirt would have been super heavy.  That’s pretty much it!
I completely failed with pics because when I actually got fully decked out in my outfit, Morgan and I were so excited to get going that our pictures didn’t turn out all that great! haha

I took this one with our Rock Creeks before leaving the hotel though… 

And I did luckily find some from the photographer that day!! WOOOT! He saved the day. 

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The outfits people wore were just fantastic. 

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All in all, SUCH a fun afternoon πŸ™‚ (I say afternoon because my partner in crime decided she was ready to go to bed at 6pm… haha)


Now… on to todays workout! 


This was a tough one… but it was our last class teaching for 2015 so we needed it to be good! Going out with a bang πŸ™‚ 

The cool thing about this workout is the set up — you could use the layout of it, and just change the exercises to suit your fancy and you’d still have a wicked sweat going. Here’s how it works:
>> 7 exercises, each exercises is done for 7 rounds of 20 seconds work & 10 seconds rest before moving to the next exercise. This is what I mean

  1. Stair Sprints – sprint for 20 secs, rest for 10 secs. Repeat x 7 in a row… then move on to exercise 2.
  2. Sumo squat high pulls – 20 secs work, 10 secs rest, repeat x 7 in a row… then move to exercise 3… etc.
  3. Sandbag pushes – hands on sandbag, you slide it on the ground running quickly as you can
  4. Sandbag squat press 
  5. Jumping pull ups
  6. Reptile planks
  7. Jump rope over unders — THESE are fun.  

It was a wicked class!! 
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I think we tired everyone out !

Like I mentioned though, you can really do this with any 7 exercises you want. The concept is that it really crushes whatever muscle group you’re working. Say you wanted to do it with Squat jumps… 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, repeat x 7. Your legs are pretty toast. 

Hope this makes sense… don’t hesitate to reach out ! Would love to hear your thoughts!!!



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