Little Ava [aka Furious Shirley] is just about to turn six months old and I can finally fit back into three pairs of my pre-baby jeans! Getting back into shape has been tough – I gained close to 65 pounds during my pregnancy thanks to my, “Hey, if I’m going to get fat anyway I might as well eat whatever I want” attitude. And unfortunately, whatever I wanted was ice cream. I have no time to get to the gym, so I have had to come up with ways to combine working out with play time. Ava loves watching me do floor exercises while she rolls around on her play mat. I count reps out loud to sneak in some number fun and it amuses her to watch my legs going up and down and up and down. I’m pretty sure it would amuse just about anyone – lol. For cardio, I usually “dance”. I put that in quotes because dancing consists of jumping jacks, squats, lunges, and some ridiculous flailing about in time to the music to keep the babers entertained. So far it has been working and I am down to my last 18 pounds! Getting dressed is probably one of the most frustrating times of the day for me because I’m not happy with the way my body looks in anything anymore. So, today’s fashion focus is going to be accessories because a cute bracelet or bag will always be cute no matter what your weight.
I’ll start off with my favorite mother’s day gift – a personlized birthstone sterling tag necklace from MamaBethBling. There are several variations to choose from and the price is just right at $22 USD.
And what would a post about accessories be without a great bag? A purse is a great way to add some color and flair to any outfit and Bayan Hippo has a great collection of colorful and stylish purses that are also eco-friendly!