Welcome to Friday Links I Love.
Some weeks this post seems to all flow together in an almost Seinfeldian manner where the freebie is the one thread which yanks the entire entry into place.
This isnt that week.
It is, however, chock full of things I love.
First, this resume tee makes me want to look for a job again. I would totally wear that around town and Im certain that it would work. Go forth, buy a tee, and return to tell us of your successes.
digression: when I started out as a personal trainer I worked in a Gold’s Gym. For some reason I decided it would be a good idea to, when I wasnt training people, let everyone know I was a trainer (you can see we’re headed somewhere awkward here).
I inexplicably decided I would IRON ON to a pair of sweatpants the words personal trainer. In my memory it was down the leg yet Im praying it wasnt on the booty and my memory is simply failing in order to protect me. (please to also note MizFit can never center anything and is a messy crafts maker)
Anyway, I had a new client call and she immediately signed right up for 24 sessions (the big bucks in those days).
I, of course, felt quite prideful & assumed my fab reputation must have spread around town. I asked her: who referred you? where did you hear about my services? to which she replied: I SAW YOU AND I HAD TO SEE WHAT KIND OF TRAINER IRONED THAT SHIT ON HER SWEATS.
moral of the story? I was 24 sessions richer and she stuck with me three times a week for years. Iron
shit stuff on everything.
Ive previously sung the praises of Noshtopia and you are entirely missing out if you dont read Stephanie’s other blog Back In Skinny Jeans but what I covet most about Stephanie? Her amazingthickshiny hair.
Much to my chagrin Im already eating everything they say here——so I guess Im just stuck with the thin strands I have.
Along the lines of last week’s link about men feeling media pressure to look perfect have you seen this?
it’s hilarious (to me, anyway. Im a child that way) and perhaps a little bit o’retribution for the I eat what I want and I dont exercise I just look like this and you should, too of Hollywood.
and lastly, something which Ive been talking about a great deal recently with my friends: what would you change about your life if you could go back and change ANYTHING.
Along the same lines is the notion of what would you say if you could go back in time and give a tip to your younger self? While lifehack came up with some great suggestions/ideas Im fairly certain I wouldnt say a single thing.
Ive made the proverbial crapload of bad choices in my life but all of them have come together to make me the MizFit I am today.
Any road not traveled or diem not carpe’d might have led me to a different outcome yet Im not one to look back and wonder WHAT IF? You?
(ok. that’s not entirely true. There mightcould be a few hair disasters involving dreadlocks and an awful eggplant color in which I might intervene)
This week’s freebie is from a fellow blogger upon whom I have a massiveYouGotYourStuffPublishedAndYouCanWriteYerArseOff WriterCrush.
Id give you a sentence on the book (blogger loses weight, writes about it fabulously, and keeps it off) but it wouldnt do her justice.
Here’s the synopsis of The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl:
In January 2001 Shauna Reid was twenty-three years old and twenty-five stone. Determined to turn her life around, she created the hugely successful weblog “The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl” and, hiding behind her Lycra-clad roly-poly alter-ego, her transformation from couch potato to svelte goddess began. Today, 8,000 miles, seven years and twelve-and-a-half stone later, the gloriously gorgeous Shauna is literally half the woman she used to be.
In turn hysterically funny and heart-wrenchingly honest, “The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl” follows the twists and turns of Shauna’s lard-busting adventure as she curbs the calories and learns to love the gym. There are travel tales from Red Square to Reykjavik, plus romance and intrigue as she meets the man of her dreams during a pub quiz in Glasgow. As her UK visa rapidly runs out, will she be deported back to Australia or will love triumph? Entertaining and action-packed, this is the uplifting true story of a young woman who defeated her demons and conquered her cravings to become a weight-loss superhero to inspire us all.
Check out her blog and, if youre not fortunate enough to win a copy of her book (for the lowlow price of a comment below), buy a copy yourself.
(yeah. I said it but the link does offer free international shipping!)