No Sew DIY Bag Made From A Tank Top

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A couple months ago I started on a journey of improving my health. I shared in my previous post about the “aha” moment that I had when I looked at pictures from the past years and realized I was only in a handful of them. I had been letting my weight dictate my life and keep me from the things I wanted to do and it was time for a change.

I wanted to share some things that I am trying that are helping me get healthier like exercising more, eating better and taking alli® weight loss aid. The main thing I’m doing though, is giving myself permission to make myself a priority. As a mom, I always put my children first and often times forget about my needs, and I’m really trying to change that. I started attending a bi-weekly group for moms and am spending more time doing things that I enjoy, along with taking care of my physical health.

I am working on making exercise a part of my daily routine. Since I work online and am sitting a large portion of the day, I’ve been adding in more activity by getting up for five to ten minutes every hour of my work day to walk around. I am also trying to add in more exercise by doing fun things like playing active games with my kids and taking walks while the weather is still nice. I’m adding the gym to my weekly schedule, too.

I’m also making healthier choices for meals and snacks. I’ve stocked my fridge with fresh fruit and vegetables and am giving myself more time to make meals at home instead of taking the easy way out and grabbing something on the go. I realized that there are plenty of easy meals to make that don’t take much time out of my day but are healthy. My favorite lately has been making chicken in the slow cooker and then sauteing squash and zucchini for a side dish.

Along with making better food choices, I’m using alli® weight loss aid to help with my weight loss. alli® weight loss aid is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss aid on the market. It works by blocking 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed by your body. Taken along with a healthy, reduced-calorie and low fat diet and paired with an exercise routine it is a great way for overweight adults (who aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding) to safely lose weight. For every 5lbs – 10lbs you lose through diet and exercise, alli® weight loss aid can help you lose 2-3 more. (In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over a 6 month period.)

alli® weight loss aid can be added into your daily routine by taking one capsule per meal that includes no more that 15 grams of fat per meal approximately 3 times a day. (Be sure to use with a well-balanced, reduced calorie, low fat diet and activity program.) You’ll want to take a multivitamin at bedtime and also drink plenty of water throughout the day. alli® weight loss aid has a great startup guide with more information and tips to help you succeed in losing weight. You can find a coupon here to purchase alli® weight loss aid at your favorite retailer (I found mine at Walmart).

I’ve noticed that my clothes fit looser than they did at the beginning of summer. In fact, I have one pair of jean shorts that fit snug before but now I can take them off without even unbuttoning them! Overall though, I just feel better about myself which is a huge win.

Now that the kids are back in school how are you making yourself a priority? If you want to start making it to the gym (make sure to get your doctor’s okay first!) you’ll want to make yourself this simple bag to keep all your essentials in. The best part is that you only need two things- a tank top and a pair of scissors. Told you it was easy! :)

1) Find a tank top with an encouraging quote on it (I chose one that said “Give up on giving up”)

2) Turn the tank top inside out and smooth it out so the back and front are laying flat on each other

3) Cut 2 inch slits along the bottom, spaced about 1 inch apart. You will be cutting both the front and the back of the shirt so the pieces match up

4) Once you have slits along the bottom you are going to take the top piece and the bottom piece and tie them in a tight double knot.

5) Repeat step 4 all along the bottom until you’ve tied every piece together

6) Turn the tank top right side out so all the fringe is on the inside

Wasn’t that easy?! Now you have a cute bag you can take to the gym or the grocery store!

I’d love to hear about your healthy journey and any great tips you have for getting more exercise in with your busy schedule!

Disclaimer: alli® (orlistat 60 mg capsules) is for weight loss in overweight adults, 18 years and older, when used along with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet. Follow label directions. In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over 6 months. Please consult a doctor before use.

 

Comments

  1. Such a simple bag to make. I really love the saying on the tank top you used! You go girl!

  2. WOW! That is awesome! What a great way to recycle old shirts! I would have never thought about this one! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love this! What a great idea for a bag! I need to make one of these pronto!

  4. Congrats on all your hard work – losing weight is tough and takes major dedication! This bag is super cute too. I love that it has an inspirational saying on the front of it!

  5. Congratulations on all of your hard work – it’s not easy. I know because i went through it many years ago. I love your tank top gym bag – what a clever idea.

  6. Cute tote. Creative idea.

  7. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I am loving this bag. So adorable and perfect for gym accessories.

  8. Your tank top bag is so cute! I would love to make one. I totally agree that we need to make more time to focus on our own health as adults. Life just gets too crazy sometimes and it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves.

  9. This is such an easy DIY craft. I definitely need to make one of these.

  10. This is a very creative idea.
    I love your pictures!

  11. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I love to try no sew projects. I have the perfect tank top to use to make this. I will have to try it this week.

  12. I love the tank top. You did a great job! I may have to make one of these soon too.

  13. Love your gym bag idea! I can’t wait to try it! I love that it’s easy and it looks great!

  14. Wow! What a brilliant idea. I love DIYs that are realistic to make and this one seems so practical and is super adorable.

  15. First of all that DIY bag is fantastic and perfect for the gym! For me I just make my workouts a priority. I don’t allow myself to make any excuses that will prevent me from getting exercise.

  16. What a neat bag ! You are very creative. I love the quote on the bag “Never give up on giving up” You are doing awesome.

  17. This is super cute. I bet these are super handy to have a couple of!

  18. What a cute bag!! I have a shirt that I can do this with too.

  19. This is so cute! I love how easy it is to make! I love the color and print of the shirt you used.

  20. It can be hard to get started, but Alli sounds like it will really help. Good advice on taking the multi-vitamin as well. LOVE the bag!

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