Hey guys! I’ve finally worked up the gumption to take this little bloggity-blog to the next level by turning it into a .COM! I’m super excited about it actually and have been working hard at setting up my new site and transferring my tutorials. I also created a brand new logo! Gone are the days of my scrapbook-style, slightly immature looking, header and welcome grown-up Cate with a new fresh and clean look and a real BRAND and original style. I seriously played around with logo designs for days coming up with this little baby and I really love it. I hope you guys do too. The site isn’t quite ready, but go check it out and let me know what you think and if you have any tips or tricks to make it even better. Thanks SO much everyone for following this blog! You’ve really inspired me to keep it up and continue being ME amidst all other lifes distractions. I sincerely thank you and hope that you’ll continue to follow me into this next level of creative awesomeness. :) Seecatecreate.com people. Thats where I’m headed, how about you? ;)
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Following along with my organization kick, I have created for myself a Weekly Workout Schedule. I actually really like exercise, as long as I have time and energy for it. I think with my new daily routine I can really make it work and make sure I get my workouts in every day. I created this workout schedule based around what I think I realistically can/will do. I’m used to running at night since that is when I was running when training for the half marathon I did back in November. I don’t have a gym membership so I use workout dvd’s and equipment I have at home to do my workouts. I have LOTS of dvds (you can find them at Ross for like $3 or $4 or Walmart for $10 or so), but my favorites are the Jillian Michaels series. You can see on my schedule below that I workout my lower body often but I don’t focus any days solely to my upper body. This is because I am already a “boy-shape”, broader shoulders than hips, virtually no waist definition, etc. I build muscle easily on the top half of my body so I don’t really need to work on that area as much. But my hips, butt, and thighs are skinny so my goal is to virtually “build-a-butt” by adding muscle to those areas. I call this my Build-a-Butt plan! Haha!! My hopes are that this will balance me out a bit. It is super frustrating to be this shape because most women are the opposite so there aren’t many workouts design to help us flat-bottomed girls. Anyway, if you are wanting to create a workout plan, assess your body type first and focus on the areas that need extra attention.
Back to my workout DVD’s. Here are the ones I use/like if you are interested:
I also like the Best of Tamilee: Buns, Abs, Arms
As well as Slim in 6 which also has an abs and stretching dvd
My favorites are the Jillian Michaels dvds though because I feel like you get lots of bang for your buck. They are short 20-30 minute circuit style workouts that not only build muscle but keep your heart rate up as well. Even the early levels are TOUGH on the Jillian Michaels dvds. And since I know that realistically I’m not going to have more than 20-30 minutes in the morning to workout, I want every minute to count.
If you don’t have a gym membership and you don’t want to go out and buy dvds, there are also great websites with free workouts. I REALLY like BodyRockTv. There are tons of great, intense, short workouts you can do at home with little or NO equipment. There is also a photo gallery of people who are using the BodyRock workouts and the results will really motivate you to start sweating.
I personally have no desire to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated anytime soon, I just want to look less like a mushy mom and more like a fit woman. There are really no downsides to exercise if you are realistic about your lifestyle and time constraints as well as your body shape. Basically for me, I just want to be able to eat a big bowl of ice cream every night before bed and still be able to fit into my pants. :) So heres my plan:
By the way, I made this and my Weekly Chore Chart with Picnik (which I’m aware is sadly closing in April :( so use it up while its still here!) in case you want to create your own.
Wish me luck on my Build-a-Butt plan!! :)
Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Remember, LOVE IS FREE!!! :)
Hey guys! This is my FIRST uke tutorial! Hope you like it! :)
I’m reconstructing my blog and have decided to start doing video tutorials every now and again. SCARY. Anyway, I was testing out my webcam (which I’ve decided kinda sucks, so if anyone has recommendations for a new one…) and I sang this little ditty I wrote a week or so back.
I am definitely under no illusion that I’ll be winning American Idol anytime soon, but I hope this puts a smile on your face anyway. :)
Part of my new video tuts will be on how to play the ukelele so come on back soon if your interested in learning a few fun little songs to impress your friends with! Have a great day everyone!
I LOVE Halloween! Any excuse to dress up is good to me! I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween!
Here are some pics from my Halloween party last week: :) Daniel and I were a scarecrow and a crow: He looks pretty creepy here!