10/24/07

Some days you just have to treat yourself...

Often we reward ourselves with food...which lead us to the state many of us find ourselves in. I did that after my halfs. I EARNED a big fattening breakfast (although I didn't eat half of it and everything came right back out). But then I kept rewarding myself all week long figuring I had 16 weeks of HARD work and SACRIFICE that I had put out there so I could splurge a little and eat chinese for lunch, or a chocolate bar here or an extra helping of pasta there... The pants (and the scales) tell me otherwise. But it's all good because I'm super, duper on program this week. Back to the gym and counting like a fiend. But I still needed a way to reward myself. Filling up on food is fleeting and you have nothing to show for it. Sure you get cheapo tshirts and medals for finishing races and you can brag about em until the cows come home, but I wanted to give myself something REAL for sticking to a plan and reaching my goal. Something I could carry around and show off every damn day! ...plus I needed a new bag. So here it is!!! It's the CUTEST messenger bag that I have ever laid my eyes on and has a pink and yellow fabric on the inside. It's by a TO designer named Sibylle and her company is called Prickly Pear. The bags are uber cute, a little expensive (but that's what you get for small runs of stuff!!), but well constructed and soooooooooo worth it!!!!! She even HAND WRITES you a thank-you card when you order online. HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!?!?!?!?! and how adorable is the lil bird on my bag? tee hee.

13 comments:

katieo said...

AAAH! I LOVE THE BAG!
so cute
so simple
so bir-dee

great post. I needed it too, I'll be looking around for a reward that doesn't turn into poop also.

Jen said...

CRAZY CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it!!!

And what better way to treat yourself??? and yes, I am now surfing their site because I love purses and bags!!!

Shirls said...

your little bird is sooo cute little mouse ;0)

Bri said...

super cute - love it.

marie said...

i kind of feel like writing her to ask if she can do up a lil mouse one...he he he :D

Wheebs said...

That's freaking adorable!

Angie All The Way said...

Looove it!

meredi said...

*in love*

I am all about the funky bags. That one rocks!

jodi said...

that IS a cute bag... i was going to reward myself w/two things, after i ran that 5K in june - still haven't bought what i talked about (amazing grace and custom-fit jeans)... oh well, i've found other things since then so i'm moving on...

i think rewarding yourself, for anything, is a positive reinforcement and there's nothing wrong w/that! whether it be a bag, or a manicure, or a new outfit - working hard deserves some credit... :o)

Natalie said...

Adorable bag! Love those rewards.

soap box girl said...

I love the birdy-motif! I saw a birdy nite-lite that was similar in design at Target. I flipped out over it.

Great idea!

Mel said...

Ok, I am an idiot...until you mentioned the bird I was racking my brain trying to figure out what it was. Can you tell I need a little sleep?! Cute messenger bag.

Mel said...

Ok, I am an idiot...until you mentioned the bird I was racking my brain trying to figure out what it was. Can you tell I need a little sleep?! Cute messenger bag.

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