I'm checking in with another GCL update. For those who don't know, GCL = (my lofty goal of) Gym + Craft + List (on Etsy). More info can be found in this older post.
The Gym portion of the GCL plan is going great! But I fear once my personal training runs out, I won't be as motivated or dedicated to working out 4-5 times per week. Plus, I always workout my hardest when I'm with my personal trainer. He kills me!! I give myself too many rests between sets when it's just the boypiece and I on our own!
Working with a personal trainer definitely helps to keep it interesting. He switches up our daily routine every few weeks. And the two days a week we train with him is always something new. We certainly have a ton of routines to refer to when we're finally working out on our own!
I still haven't quite attacked the diet portion of this workout plan. I have the worst willpower when it comes to chocolate, french fries, desserts, etc. And it's more than a little frustrating when my workout partner has the opposite goal -- he's trying to GAIN weight! I wish that was my problem!
Alas, just when I feel like giving up, it's weigh-in day again. And I'm down another 4% of body fat. I've lost a few pounds of fat and gained more muscle. My arms are starting to look really good. It's my true problem areas (belly & thighs) that don't seem to wanna budge. I've got muscles, but there is still plenty of fat on top of them. Grrr. Chanting: "More salad. More salad. Less chocolate. Less chocolate."
Maybe my next investment should be a personal chef! If only I would play the lottery -- and then win it!!!
And so...I've pretty much sucked at the Craft + List portion of this GCL plan.
Last week, I had a sale in each of my Etsy shops. I still get excited when I get the confirmation of sale emails. However, I know that one sale every couple of months does not make for a very successful business. I love that I have a stable job and income in the 9-5 world. I just wish it left me more time to work on my shops and dedicate myself to promote and get sales.
For now, I have to work like a dog and hope that someone will stumble on my shops and like what they see.
In my Little Gray Fox craft shop, I sold my nursery decor embroidery hoop. It's one of my favorite pieces --mostly due to the glow-in-the-dark thread!
In my Little Foto Fox photography shop, I sold a couple of my carnival-themed note cards (my faves!)
I've re-listed the items I've sold. But other than that, I haven't actually listed any new items for weeks. Yikes!
Do you have any workout or "get healthy" goals? How is your progress? Got any tips?!