Fashionista Fitness

If you are a new reader, I decided to write a monthly post about my fitness goals, trials and triumphs with some cute clothes thrown in every now and then. You can read my other Fashionista Fitness posts here. I am really excited to share my journey with you all.

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My birthday is in TEN days. Goal day.
I am so wrapped up in my fitness regimen that I haven't even focused on the fact that I am turning 30. I am actually really excited to start my thirties. I have been working SO HARD these last few weeks. I have been doing two work outs a day several times a week. I am LOVING yoga. I can feel the difference in my body. It is so crazy. I have been able to run for almost fifteen minutes straight and I am increasing my endurance every day. I can officially say that I am slightly addicted. I don't have a clue what to do with my time if I am not planning around my work outs. Haha. A couple days a week I have been getting up at 6am to go to the gym. I shock myself every time I do it because I am NOT a morning person. There are not many people in the gym at the time and I have the machines to myself. It gives me time to think. 

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I have mentioned before that I am SUPER hard on myself. Regardless of how far I have come the only thing I can focus on is how much more I need to accomplish. I tend to focus on the areas that I hate (which of course are the slowest to lose fat. My core and inner thighs) and it is hard for me to see the changes, even if they are slight. I continue to hit speed bumps mentally in this whole process. It continues to blow my mind how much I have to work on the inside as well as the outside. This is definitely a marathon and I am slowly making my way to the finish line.

I haven't talked about clothing the last couple of months because I have had the hardest time finding things that I truly like. I am continually buying my basics from Target when they go on clearance. I am always browsing the Nordstrom website looking for new items and markdowns. I did go into Lululemon but was intimidated by the prices and the sizing. I am still hoping to pick up a no limits tank when I lose some more weight. I love the idea of that tank. I have been on the search for tanks that are loose around my midsection. My search intensified when I became obsessed with Yoga. I found a couple in the last week that fit my needs. They are both Zella, from Nordstrom.

Zella Back Cutout Layering Tank


I am also on the hunt for some shorts. I do not want booty shorts. They are not comfortable for me to work out in at all. Zella has a pair that hits right above the knee and a bike short pair. I am hoping to try on both and see which length is the most flattering. I am dying to find a cropped legging that hits about 2-3 inches above my ankle and just under my calf (similar to these but without the price tag). I have pants to my ankle and just below the knee. I think that this length will elongate my leg. I am having a great time buying work out clothes. I am finding a way to shop even as I lose weight. Shocking, I know! :)

I have about 7-8 pounds to go in the next two weeks. I don't know if I will hit the thirty pounds by my birthday. You would think that the pounds would be dropping off of me as much as I have been working out. Unfortunately that hasn't happened. I know that my PCOS has a lot to do with it. While it sucks and it is hard to overcome mentally, I am proud of myself for doing all that I can.

- Stay on track and push myself
- Continued Discipline in diet 
- Overdose on H20

Thank you all for your love and support! 


  1. you're doing awesome!! your hard work is really paying off! for the workout pants, have you tried ross or tjmaxx? i've found some fila's there that go just under my knee and i love them.

  2. You are doing so great! I can definitely see the difference but understand how sometimes you are harder on your self. I had one of these days this week.

    I don't like bootie shorts because of my thighs. I found some great bermuda running shorts that hit right above the knee at Kohl's that are Fila. I got them on sale for $14 plus an additional 20% off. So you might want to look there! Keep up the great work.

  3. I found that exact length at old navy. They are compression also and hold everything in without feeling restricting or giving a muffin top. I have 5 different pairs, great price too. I can usually find a pair in clearance, you can even try a size down from what you normally wear in clothes.

  4. Mandy: I am SO proud of you!! I love seeing your pictures and posts. You inspire me.

    I have PCOS too and I recently started following the Insulin Resistance Diet. I never eat more than 30g net carbs in a 2-hour window and I eat 7g of protein for every 15g carbs. It's making a HUGE different in blasting fat. Just wanted to throw that out there in case it helps you hit your goal.

    Whether you hit the full 30 pounds by 30 or not, you are entering your thirties beautiful, strong and healthy. Awesome job, friend!

  5. You are doing an amazing job so far! It's such an inspiration. Good luck with you goals! I know you'll make it! :)

    And those tank tops are so cute! I love the back of the pink one.

  6. I've been going to one of the classes at my gym. I can't make the earlier class with all the youngins' because of preschool drop-off, so I get to go the class with the old ladies. The best thing about the class is the instructor. She is constanly talking about working out to become stronger and healthier, preaching to her audience. She never mentions losing weight or looking great in that bikini. It's such a great outlook on exercise. These 50-70 year old ladies are still at the gym, looking healthy and strong. While I know we all want to be thin, our goal should always be strength and health. You are doing great, and 30 is just a number, whether it comes to our age or how much weight we've lost. You're goal is met, Mandy. You are healthier and leading a healthy lifestyle. Your next goal is just to keep it up for the next 30!

  7. I am so proud of you chica!! Keep up the hard work, it's showing. Those tops are fabulous!

  8. Girl, you are so inspiring!! It definitely takes so much work and commitment to do what you are doing and I am so impressed with how hard you are working. Whether you achieve your goal within the next 10 days or 10 weeks, you will still go into your 30's stronger and healthier!

    I've actually gotten most of my workout pants and shorts (and sports bras and tops) from Target. I've found that they usually have a pretty good variety of lengths.


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