I was hoping to share a little more progress on the vintage bedroom set but it took me over an hour in a very, very, very hot garage to sand it back even this far. It actually looked kind of neat as the original blue paint started to peak through the white primer that had been poorly applied on top. However, the paint is peeling off in places and is full of bumps and honestly, a hot mess.
I’m going to work on it some more today because the weather is cooperating – it’s a little cooler outside. The hair dryer works by applying heat and then I scrape away. I’m only doing this to the drawers or I will be working on this dresser until Christmas!
You all don’t know this, but I also have been working really hard all year to lose extra weight that I had gradually put on over the past few years. I’m sure you all agree that it kind of creeps up on you and suddenly you realize that your clothes don’t fit! Actually, my wake up call was the YouTube tutorial I filmed on how to paint over laminate. I realized when I watched it back that I had to start working out again!
I used to run but injured my leg and quit for a few years. Time to get back to work! I joined a gym and started on the treadmill over the winter. It wasn’t easy to get up super early and go to the gym in the cold but I did it. During the spring I started running outdoors again.
This summer, I began an adult swim program at my neighborhood pool. I was intimidated to join (I was a swimmer through high school but that was a long, long time ago!) but I literally jumped right in. We swam a workout that the coach provided every M/W/F from 7 to 8am. The first few practices were hard but by the end I got it down. Each workout was equal to a mile swim. The program just ended but I am resolved to join our local indoor pool over the winter to keep it up.
I am not a fan of diets or cutting food groups out of my diet. Just be aware of what you put into your body and make good choices. I think we all know what is healthy and what isn’t. It also is all about portions. I like to exercise because then I can still eat what I want 😉