Thursday, June 28, 2012

new loves and old friends: make a foal out of me




 new loves
shoes ~ Target, thrifted
earrings ~ F21
belt ~ thrifted
sunglasses ~ Heartbreaker
old friends
romper ~ Ocean Pacific, vintage, b. (a resale shop)
necklace ~ vintage, Clothes Mentor

my sister and i are doing a week-long "summer butt" challenge. (not nora...i'm pretty sure 8-month pregnant women should never do that many squats.) it's pretty much a self-hate boot camp to get your butt in gear for bikini weather. i am on day four ~ and i can barely walk.

day one consisted of about 300 squat-like exercises, with names like "prisoner squats" and "butt burns". 
after i finished day one, i sent my sister this video and compared this poor woman to myself.


day two was an interval training with circuits consisting of more of the same as day one. after day two, i was sore, but kept on trucking because i know you have to work through the burn.

day three (100 butt burns, 100 prisoner squats, 90 bridges, 80 lunges, 80 leg extensions) i had to bow out of running in the morning because i could barely walk. and then i continued to walk through my office like a newborn foal. the thought of doing any kind of squat made me cringe. walking down stairs was slow and difficult, sitting down on the bus took courage, and don't even get me started about trying to sit on a toilet. the toilets at my work sure are low to the ground!

but i am going to keep doing it. this is one of the benefits of being extremely stubborn. or is it? so get your quarters ready for bouncing, cause i am going the full seven days!

xo,
megan bird

39 comments:

  1. Oh dear Lord! Prisoner squats??? Sounds like torture lol. But I guess its what has to be done to get the hindparts right :)

    Love your romper!

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  2. Your romper is very cute! You look beautiful!

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  3. gaawwwdd that sounds hard work!good on you though for doing it. i need some motivation to get up and exercise! Looking good in your romper, you definitely have the legs for it!! :)xo

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  4. my butt is burning just reading this - is that enough for my workout today?

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  5. love that romper!! and 300 squats? yikes!!!

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  6. Oh my gosh that poor model! Hope she didn't get a grilling about it backstage. I need to get some motivation to do more exercise. Go you for being so active!

    x
    miss tea | crochet giveaway

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  7. good luck!! you can do it and i am sure your butt will look fab! ps cute romper! xo

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  8. Jeez that's a serious workout, be careful! Cute romper.

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  9. wow...with that kind of work out, results have to be guaranteed! good luck!

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  10. That sounds intense - but I bet your butt will look awesome by the end! Love that adorable romper :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. Cute romper! Good luck with the challenge :)

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  12. keep up the hard work, girl. you'll have buns of steel in no time!

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  13. Love your romper and good luck with the butt workouts! Haven't done one forever but I know they're super tough!

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  14. Sounds like a very intense workout! I give you kudos! Anxious to hear your thoughts after 7 days!

    Love the romper, it's really cute!

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  15. Your romper is so cute! Good luck with the bootcamp, it sounds so hard but I'm sure the end results will be awesome!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter to win a custom clutch!

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  16. Amazing romper! Love the purple color! And yikes on the boot camp, props to you! I am starting to get back into gear of just working out but haven't ever dared to try a bootcamp ;)

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  17. What a cute romper! Good luck with the exercising! I don't know that I have the discipline to commit, unfortunately. LOL

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  18. i love the romper,cute cute

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  19. Go you and your bootcamp! I am so lazy!

    Oh and this dress looks adorable on you!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  20. The romper is really cute. 300 squats!?! Girl your are brave and maybe a little crazy ;) I love doing workouts like that but the soreness will really get you. It's worth it in the end tho keep up the good work!

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  21. Um, I've seen this before and Im sorry but that video is totally not funny! Im pretty sure both of her ankles now have hairline fractures, OUCHIEEEE!

    LOVE the romper!
    A

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  22. looking good megan bird. i loathe squats & lunges. i may be stubborn, but i'm NOT that stubborn, or motivated. kudos to you & your sis. :)

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  23. Ouch, sounds horrid! Poor you! And that poor model- she tried so hard to save herself- her ankles must have been killing!

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  24. Great work Megan! keep pushing through, once you get over that hump it'll get better. You look great in your romper. xo

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  25. Oh, the first few days of a new workout are always awful, aren't they? I'm a month in to Insanity and I was miserable for awhile there! You're rocking that romper though.:)

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  26. That is a cute romper, perfect for summer!

    Teasoftime

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  27. *poised, coin in hand* You should do a before and after. In pants, mind you. You don't want this flagged as an "adult" blog. :D

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  28. Hahaha! Got my quarters ready! You're funny. Good luck and good for you! My version of challenging myself this morning was walking an extra ten minutes with my dog! No prisoner squats... I have no idea what that is.
    --Vivienne

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  29. Love the romper. I think I could do with a summer butt challenge too!

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  30. I am totally jealous that you can wear a romper. 300 squats sounds tough!

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  31. Sounds painful! No pain, no gain right? Keep up the good work! I love your romper. It's so comfy looking.

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  32. i love the purple! what a perfect summery look.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  33. Love the purple playsuit. the butt challenge sounds pretty challenging!

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  34. Cute romper! That butt challenge sounds ridiculous - and that video made crack up (and also grab onto my ankles and cringe). It looked like twig branches breaking :D

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  35. I love that romper, very cute! Wow, I am impressed with all of the butt moves! Working out is HARD, keep at it girl!

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  36. Ouch. That sounds like an intense workout. I need to work on my butt too though, I might try it. After I finish this ice cream. You look adorable in that romper, and I love your necklace.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  37. Megan it has always been a goal of mine to wear one of these rompers. I have passed up so many in the thrifts. You look fabulous in this...legs always look amazing. keep up the burn...you work so hard and the result show for sure. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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