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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Week 2, Of the Last 30 Days: My 90 day Challenge.

 


 Week 10
Week 10
Never in a million years did I ever think I would be doing something like this. I usually record my DIY's  and fashion. I have found myself in a place where I have had to do a DIY on myself.
Please if you are struggling with life, stress or anxiety so was I!
  This is what I had to do to straighten myself out. 

Have you ever challenged yourself to do something.? Do you think exercise and eating well can help with Anxiety and Panic Attacks? I am testing out that theory on myself. I am on day 78 of walking 1 hour and 10 minutes everyday for 90 day's, plus 20 minutes of spot training 5 days a week. On top of that I am eating clean and recording my food and macros.
  I have a daily feed on my Snapchat and instagram.
 For the  last month of this challenge I have been video recording my progress.
Join me.

Week 1 Video
Week 2 Video
Feeling great and loving life again.

Anne

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Healing from the loss of a loved one. My 90 Day Challenge.







Wow this is so hard to write, I am crying writing  through this whole post.

  This is my Grandmother Polly, she was 101 years old and we were very close.  She Passed away this past April and I was with her when she left this Earth. To say I was devastated  is an understatement. It hit me really hard.  She is the first person I have experienced  anything like this with.  After her death I started to suffer from severe panic attacks. I would have  trouble breathing and my ribs and chest felt like a vice was squeezing me to the point that  I might die. I would wake up in the middle of the night  not being able to breath and I started to experience a gradual depression. Everyone deals with death differently. I was not handling what was happening around me well at all. The final straw was when I  woke up in the middle of the night and my chest hurt so bad that all could do was rock back and forth to try and get it to stop.  I finally fell back to sleep after praying for God to help me.  The next morning I  started to research what was happening to me and after about two hours of reading  I knew what I had to do.  My body needed to move, it needed to be working so it could help my mind heal.  When your body is physical and moving your body produces Endorphins.
 The main purpose of endorphins  is this writes researcher McGovern:

"These endorphins tend to minimize the discomfort of exercise,
block the feeling of pain and
are even associated with a feeling of euphoria."

I had no other choice but to go outside and walk, I live really close to a Lake with a path and when I was younger my Mom and I would walk a lake near  my childhood home almost every night.  I can always remember feeling so great after. 
Once I started walking there was no stopping me. At first I did it once a day when I could. Then I discovered 5:30 AM; quiet time, sunrise time, meditation time.  the golden hour which is what I  refer to it as.   To  make a long story short, I gave myself a challenge. I would walk 90 days straight no excuses.  I would treat this  like a job, like it was life or death. To be honest it was life or death.  I had to make a decision and I chose to heal and live. I needed to feel the sadness and work though it instead of pushing it down deep inside me.Walking at 5:30 allowed me to cry  and be angry and no  one saw me.  It gave me freedom to express myself and it was OK .

Right now I am on my 70th day with only twenty days left.  I am video logging my last 30 days and posting a weekly Vlog.  This is the first week of my last 30 days.  I really just wanted to be of some help to anyone struggling.  The transformation it has done to me is just short of a miracle. Not only am I healing my mind, but I am making my body Strong and my Spirit at peace.  I have been trying to balance  those three things for about a year now. I still have sad moments and episodes of anxiety, but now I  have the  tools to work through it.   My Grandmother is very proud of me.  


Friday, July 14, 2017

Double Tied, Open Back Tee: DIY






I have been working on a few new designs.
 Here is another No Sew Tee for you to make to wear this summer.

I am also working on a vlog for the last 4 weeks of my 90 Day Challenge.
I am going to try and post a video every Monday of the week before.  It will basically be me navigating through the  last part of my journey. It will have the food I eat and the progress I make Physically, Mentally and Spiritually
The first video will be posted Monday, July 17.
I hope if you are struggling in any way  it will help you move in a forward, positive direction and
help you with your life's journey.
All My Love,
Anne




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Open Back, Crisscross Tee; DIY



Here is another easy shirt  for you to make in less than 5 minutes.
Today marks day 40 of the 90 day challenge that I set up for myself.
Hows it going?,  in one word, Super!
Right now I seem to be on auto pilot. Which means even if I wanted to I couldn't talk myself out of doing it.  Even the possibility of being sick hasn't  swayed me.  I have developed a slight chest cold, which is the first chest cold I have ever had in the fifty years I have spent on this planet. It seems to be lingering longer than I think it should  so I have been going to bed super early to help my body fight it.  I have great confidence that  by next week I will be back to normal.:)

This shirt is really simple to make and now I want to make one in every color :|
I wore it today walking the lake and it performed spectacularly as well.
I hope you enjoy.XXOO

Monday, June 12, 2017

Braided Back, Crisscross, T-Shirt; DIY







I suppose working on DIY Tee Shirts is my obsession.  I try to change a plain tee- shirt as many ways as I can.   It's a challenge and one of  my favorite ways to be creative.  The pink shirt in this tutorial  does have a little hand sewing, but the orange shirt is completely "no-sew".  Trying to make them where there is no sewing involved is my ultimate goal.
Why am I creating all of these sleeveless, cut-up, workout looking shirts?
Well, I am in the middle of a 90 day challenge which I created for me to stay sane.  I am on day 31 and super excited. Giving myself this challenge is something that came out of pure necessity.  I was having a extremely hard time dealing with my Grandmother's death.  I had terrible symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, not being able to breath. I found myself needing to be outside, moving my body.   It is really very scary how your body reacts to high amounts of stress. It is also extremely amazing how your body can deal with all of that by just moving and setting your mind to the direction in which you want it to go.  I was able to get instant relief by walking 45 minutes and so the challenge was born. This small thing has saved me.  It is not an option, it is just what I do now. I do this challenge like I would brush my teeth, get dressed or  take a shower, it is  a part of my daily routine.
 If  you  want to know more about my daily  Challenge you can follow me on Snapchat.

or you can follow me on my Instagram: Anne A. Hollabaugh- WobiSobi.
I am going to start adding different things to my daily walk, like sit-ups or squats.
I have never challenged myself to improve my body before. The honest truth is  I just want to balance my life  Mind, Body and Spirit and I would like to stay sane.  I hope you enjoy this Tee shirt DIY, it was fun to create.

 Video For this Shirt
 HERE!
Have a beautiful day.!
XXOO


Friday, May 26, 2017

Cut up, Workout Shirt: DIY



 Two weeks ago  I had to make a huge shift in my everyday life to save my sanity and help me get though the very difficult time of losing my 101 and 1/2 year old Grandmother Polly.   I knew that if I did not  make a change in my Physical Activity that I would end up losing my mind. I was having serious pains in my chest and it felt like a vice was squeezing my ribs. The last straw was when I  woke up from a dead sleep not being able to breath and being scared to death.  I was able to calm  myself down and eventuality fall back to sleep.  That morning I put on some walking shoes, grabbed  my music and started to walk at least 45 minutes everyday.  This small act of movement has saved me. The pains in my chest disappeared the tightness around my ribs is gone and I have wonderful conversations with my Grandmother. I miss her so much but walking allows my mind to be quiet which makes me hear my Grandmother better and somehow that calms me.  This is not just something  I am going to do for a month or so this is one of my many  lifestyle changes.

I really want to thank all of you for your on pouring love and support over the loss of my Grandmother. Your kind words and love have helped me so much.  She meant the world to me and this is the first real significant loss that I have had to work through. I just have to remember this is  a process and if anyone is going though the same thing I am here if you need to just talk it through. What a beautiful World we live in. I feel very lucky and very Grateful.Thank you All.

The T shirts I am attracted to cost 30$- 40$ (I have bought two.) Because physical activity  is  something I will be doing for a very long time, I better start creating my own, less expensive versions of the shirts I want.   Making your own workout shirt is not only easy but  it is also a great way to save  your hard earned $$$$$$$.
  How easy you ask?  Well let me show you.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Butterfly Tee: DIY





 I saw this cute  shirt on Pinterest and I really thought it would be easy to recreate.
What a perfect shirt for a summer trip to the beach.
I named this a Butterfly Tee because that was the first thought 
that went through my head when I saw it.
No Sew, Tee shirt DIY, my favorite as always.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Easy V-Neck, Choker Tee: DIY.

I have seen These Choker tee's everywhere, 
and I love how flattering they are. 
Such and easy no sew DIY, that you could make one in minutes.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Glitter Heels; DIY





These Glitter heels are so easy to create. Not only does it take very little time, it is something you can do to spice up an old pair of shoes you are tired with. I did a re-style about 4 years ago with a pair of heels I thought were ruined using this same technique. 
They turned from trash to treasure with just a little glue and glitter.
 Click HERE    to see that DIY
I am loving the new chunky heel trend.  Comfy and cute. 
 I thought, why not spice up just a plain pair doing the same thing? 
I am currently working on a pair of black ones using some crystals and glitter. 

That DIY is coming soon.
Click read more for the full tutorial on the tan glitter shoes

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cut Out, Ladder Shirt; DIY




 Inspiration:
Noun   1. An inspiring or animating action or influence:  2. Something inspired, as an idea:  
 3. A result of inspired activity.
 
Motivation and inspiration comes from all kinds of places. I quite often grab my inspiration from someone walking down the street or a window I walk past.  Sometimes my inspiration comes from a conversation or a view out the window when I am  driving. This particular shirt was something I saw on, Pinterest. Pinterest is a place I often go to when I am feeling uninspired,  and it never fails to spark my inspiration.
What Inspires You?