Friday, June 5, 2009

Now that the Soreness (and sleepless nights) are gone....

I've got one more week of Bootcamp #1 to go and YES, I've signed up for Bootcamp 2!! As I've mentioned - it takes 21 days to develop a habit - and I'm 21 days into this. It's much easier to get up and get going at 4:45 a.m., sticking to 1100-1300 calories is a breeze, the soreness is gone, the sleepless nights are gone, and I KNOW quite a few pounds are gone. I feel amazing and am so psyched that this is working BETTER than I anticipated. If you find yourself needing to do something and really wanting to be successful - see if you have a bootcamp in your area - if you DO - try it. You won't be sorry. I promise.

Anyway...... I'm back in the studio am working on a leaf piece for a dear friend and am also finishing Sabrina's gigantic professional tote bag (with the skull fabric) YESSSSS.... I'm still laboring over that. Lots of zippers, pockets, corded toggles - $&#@$!&!#$ all of which I've never done before and am having a heck of a time with, but it's coming along. Should have it done by the conclusion of the weekend. I've also made her a little laptop "envelope" to match.

It promises to be a rainy weekend which is fine by me. I've had enough "outdoors" the past three weeks at bootcamp and am looking forward to sewing, reading, and Katie, I'm working on my "traveling sketchbook" pages and hope to get those out on Monday.

I look forward to catching up with everybody this weekend. Do tell me what you've been up to and what you've got in the works. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things now that school is out.


3rdEyeMuse said...

woohooo! I am so excited for you ... I totally wish there we had bootcamp as an option out here. Keep up the great work, energy, etc.!!

am sooo looking forward to seeing how Sabrina's gifties come out. :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I am very impressed you made it. I wish I had the gumption to do something like that even IF we had one here. How much do you need to keep up, exercise wise, to keep off the weight when down to your goal? Enjoy your weekend creating.


Hi Cathie, I'm quite happy to munch my way through lots of choccies just so I can send you the wrappers, I'm just thinking of you honey, all that boot camp and all!!!

We are having lots of hot sunshine over here, the sea looks amazing, hoping to go walking the coast path while the good weather holds

Looking forward to seeing Sabrina's goodies and also your sketchbook pages. I love sketchbooks. Also I will be doing lots of blogging and mosaic making over the weekend and clearing the way for starting an on-line workshop starting Friday 12th! Exciting!

Have fun Cathie, lots of love, Carolyn x

Mary said...

I can't believe it's been that many days already! sheesh, time is just zooming by!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Found myself thinking 'No posts from Cathie for a while, wonder how things are going?' before signing in - and here you are! So glad that you're getting so much out of Boot Camp. Best wishes. Lesley

Lynn said...

More power to you on all fronts!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hey girlie
so happy to hear you are succeding at boot camp! you go girl!!
please keep sharing your triumphs :)
enjoy your day
x's & o's

~Babs said...

Hi Cathie!
One of your fellow sketch bookers here.
I am working on, and should have ready to mail two books to you on Monday. I have Lynn's and Soulbrush's,,,one finished and one not yet. These gals are FAST!

My daughter just started the boot camp thing in Dallas,,,one week down and she's still able to walk.
It sounds terribly hard,,but good for you both!
A major accomplishment, and one to be proud of!

soulbrush said...

think you're a little mad. the only thing i exercise is my mouth! there's an award for you over on my blog.

Art Space Gallery said...

Day 1 of week 4, a mile run! You deserve a medal Cathie, good luck at the weigh in. Thanks for commenting on the latest paintings at Art Space.

Pursuing Art... said...

You are almost ready for Bootcamp #2...way to go, Cathie! You should be proud of yourself!

I'm looking forward to seeing Sabrina's tote bag...I know it will be wonderful and she will just love it!!! XOXO ~Lisa

Nanette said...

Hey Cathie,
I've made several of these "Professional Totes." Let me know if you need help.

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