First, awesome hair:
Love. This. Hair. Another shot from the side:
You get this from sleeping on it, and then using Bumble&Bumble Sumotech.
Next up: muffin top camouflage for runners with mid-drift chubbage:
Granted, I bought mine just a shade roomier than the one sported by the 72-pound model, but come ON! How adorable am I? In yellow no less.
When I am running outside, in public view, I don't want every ripple of ye olde midsection on display for the gawkers, and yet there's no way in hell I'm wearing anything with a sleeve.
Mama needs coolness when she runs.
And for her girls to stay firmly in place.
And to not pass out before Mile 2.
That's what I'm saying to you.
katie squires says
you look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You look great!!!!
You look great, all that hard work is paying off.
A’s hair looks Awesome and you look Great. Love the top.
Michelle K says
You look amazing. Yellow suits you and it does look comfortable.
Leeann H says
I love the hair too! Beautiful. I like the top better on you than the model! You look fabulous and I know you’ve put a lot of hard work in to look so great! One of my friends at WW is a runner, also and she is preparing for a marathon (her 2nd baby is only 3 months old)…I understand running can be addictive. Great job!
Francesca Di Leo says
gurl, you are fabulous..
Wendy H says
Love the hair and you look awesome in that top, much better than the model :).
What chubbage? You look hot!
Oh, how I covet the hair you and your daughter share. I’ve cut mine the same way three times in my life, I love it, but I’ve had to suck it up and realize that I don’t have the right texture. 🙁 The yellow is magic, just MAGIC. 🙂
Whoa! Girl, you look great!!! Kudos to you for sticking with it and being an inspiration!
And your daughter is beautiful! Bedhead never looked so good!
Toni Brockliss says
Lady you are looking amazing!!
A yummy mummy. Not a chubby mummy in sight.
you look like a seasoned athlete! Go you! off to check out the clothes at Lucy active wear… for fun you should check out onemoremilerunning.com clothes!
How cute are you and your daughter! Adorable! You both look great…just great!
Love the hair!! A little CZ in the making. 😉 And that’s a good thing. 🙂 And you look terrific Cathy!!! You should be very proud of yourself. I have to get rid of my now-that-I’m-40-and-my-metabolism-has-stopped-muffin-top too. You are an inspiration!!
Ana F. says
You look great! Nice legs, Cathy!
Tina, that is such a fun site! thanks!
Madeline St Onge says
You are totally adorable Cathy. You look fantastic girl.
Love the hair cut, the pencil add a lot to picture
so impressed with you! congrats – you look great and your matching attitude is shining through too.
I hear ya..that is my type of top as well..looks fabulous!
Susan Clementson says
You are really looking slim and the yellow and the style of that top is lovely. Love seeing your posts and keeping track of your running progress. Well done!
The 30-day Shred is certainly paying off! I’m going straight to Lucy for one of those tanks. You look mahvelous!
Heather R says
I so wish I couldn pull of A’s hairstyle…she looks so beautiful and carefree — ahhh, those were the days! 😉 And you are smokin in that top! I think I need to go find me one! I just started running…can’t even do a complete miled yet before I have to walk but I maybe if I at least look good that will help! 😉
Look how skinny you are!!! And that hair is darling!
You look terrific in that top, love the color on you. You are looking amazing lady, so awesome seeing you take on this exercise thing and winning. Your daughter looks amazing too love how she just goes with the flow and whatever strikes her. My girls and I are not that brave. Your doing a great job raising her.
Cathy, you look great!!!
OMG, Cathy, look at your arms and legs. You are looking great! What a transformation! Love the yellow on you!
Sandi D says
Healthy eating and exercise looks good on you!! Thanks for helping me keep up my motivation.
Wow, do you see how toned and healthy you look in that picture. Amazing results. You really seem to have made a life change. Congrats.
Johanna Hörrmann says
Aaah I love the hair. LOVE. I need that Bumble&Bumble stuff. And you look great!!
allison Gottlieb says
seriously – you look AWESOME!
Carrie Jordan Dewes says
What a great top and pretty shade of yellow! It would work for yoga as well!
You are freakin’ hot! I’m jealous!!!
look how skinny your legs are!! you look fantastic!
Aidan’s hair is cute too 🙂
abby s. says
Love the hair! Love sumotech!! Love the yellow…and Lucy! YOU LOOK AWESOME!!! There is some serious AWESOME-ness in that mirror shot!!! CHEERS CZ!!!
I too, must concur, you look amazing! Go You!
Lucy is my FAVORITE store for comfy clothes, and I don’t even run…lookin’ good!
Lookin’ good girl, I am very inspired. Keep up the good work.
Christine Campbell says
Super cute!! Now you just need one in pink 🙂
Wow! You look great!
you had me at muffin top camo…..
heather mc says
SERIOUSLY-YOU ARE ROCKING THE NEW YOU. be well.
WOW! I can’t believe how you look that great so fast. A true inspiration. Also, I have hair envy.
I would cook you WW meals for EVER, if I could just have legs that look that FABulous! You go girl!
Adorable! By the looks of those gams, no one’s going to be looking at your (lack of) muffin top…you look great!!
HOT! HOT! HOT!!! all the way around! you go girl!!!
WOOT! Look at yourself, girl! Holy goodness tight body!
Your daughter is a younger version of you!
Cathy-thank you thank you for sharing your journey with us! Your writing style makes me smile on a regular basis and sometimes laugh out loud!
You look great, by the way.
Amy Ferguson says
Gotta say! Looking tiny!! I’m officically down 18 libbies on WW myself and find you inspiring. Please share more recipes and or snackage that you love!
Your legs look awesome!! And there is no muffin top to hide. You go girl!
Aidan’s hair = too cute!
You = amazing! Following your journey has been inspiring! Thanks for sharing this with the world.
Cathy! where did you go!!! you look incredible! and we all know how much work you’ve put into looking so great. Yay you!
You look awesome! Your legs are killer. I love that top and may have to think seriously about getting one of my own – i only run in sleeveless, too:)
Donna Tullis says
Cathy you are rocking!!! So very happy for you and the success you are seeing…so much work, but it is so worth it when it starts paying off. And by the by what is not to love about that daughter of yours…she is a mini-mom 🙂
Susan K says
Wow, you look great Cathy! I have a hard time finding long running shirts and tanks. I’m 5′-11″ and don’t want my butt hanging out for all to see!
You look awesome! And yellow looks good on you. 🙂 The shred and the running is working!
Holy moly young lady. I can tell such a difference. It looks like you are melting away. 🙂
OK, so, I totally did NOT want to go running this morning. Then I saw your photo and you inspired me! I ran anyway! You are looking awesome!
You look stickin’ HOT!! Love the cool, yellow tank and your daughter is definitely rockin’ the hair-do. Thanks for sharin’.
You are looking great…thanks for sharing your journey with us.
Katie Johnson says
Wow, Cathy, you really are looking HOT. So inspiring and motivating. I’m not a runner, but you are making me think I COULD be! So happy for you!
Cindy Johnston says
I have to join in with the rest to say…you are lookin’ awesome girl!! Talk about inspiring on so many levels Cathy…wow!! So happy for you!
cindy b. says
first off..love the hairstyle (it is exactly like mine..hee hee) Need to find some of that Bumble cream though.
secondly…STEP BACK! You look HOT! While you are considered about your arms, I on the other hand prefer a shirt that covers the ol’ bum…know what I’m saying?? i have no probably showing off the arms…my sweet a** is another thing. LOL!!
Wow. Your daughter is blooming into SUCH a beautiful young lady. And you are looking awesome! What a great pair the two of you make. 🙂
Nancie Janitz says
Cathy – thank you inspiring me & making me laugh! I love your humor! I just started running again and just bought some tops from Lucy yesterday — I did not see this! It’s so darn cute – you look darling. I definitely need this both myself and my muffin top! xoxo Nancie J.
Sherry Amorocho says
Looking quite buff Cathy!
Totally proud of you! So, I’m 4 weeks into this running thing, and I still really hate it, but I have to admit that it is working. But, seriously, it is pure evil getting through the first 2.5 miles. The next 2 miles are much better, but the first couple? Just about want to die. Do they get ANY easier, eventually? Wish I could wear yellow — you look too cool!
Donna C says
Cathy – you are looking positively slim!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
You are looking hot. Wonderful how motivated you are. WW repeat time for me–was doing so good at maintaining until I found a bunch of excuses last fall. . .
I think you actually look BETTER than the model wearing it!! Really cute. And hilarious post. So true about the muffin top. 🙂 Keep on truckin’!
Cathy- Just wanted to say thanks for inspiring me. I have been watching your weight journey and decided to jump in with you. Just today, I was thinking that if I became a runner I could justify buying a top just like yours!
I recently discovered the camouflage capabilities of elastic bottomed shirts. I think however that your game is up when you are like me and have a few too many = )
Whoa! I don’t believe in the muffin top from the look of those gams. You look terrific!
Are you sure there’s a muffin top under there? You look fabulous!
Love Aidans hair too x
Val from Down Under says
You look amazing Cathy, your hard work is paying off!
Audrey V says
Cathy, you look great! go you! I ran 5 miles today in preparation for my first 10K soon – go me! After months of no movement on the scale, I’m finally losing thanks to running, good weather, counting every stupid calorie and persistence! Thanks for your inspiration!
Love that top and my goodness your legs look so skinny!! 🙂
I hope my daughter develops that kinds cool…
And Oh My God your legs look awesome. I am trying to run, and not succeeding yet, because I want those legs…
Looking good, Ms. Runner.
I just bought the same pair of shorts, and thats a great tip!
also have to share that i ran my first 21k race this last saturday! whoot! i started 2 years ago with running 30 seconds then walk 4 1/2 min. then moved up to a 2hr 3 min 1/2 marathon! yay! keep up the running cathy!
Tena Sprenger says
very jealous of Aiden’s hair and your very sassy yet safe Yellow Lucy top…. I am all about the disguising things and minimizing jiggling as well!!! you are looking great Cathy. tena
lee i. says
you look amazing. so does aidan.
Susan C. says
You look great!!
That girl of yours is perfectly beautiful!!! Thanks for the inspiration of taking on WW again. I’m down 15+ lbs!!!
You look fantastic Cathy! I am a fellow weight watcher myself and really believe in the program. You have been working extremely hard and it shows!
I remember you blogged one day about the bendable ipod holder you have on your treadmill. I have looked back thru some of your old entries and can’t find it. Would you mind sharing the info for this again?
can i just say ( as a happily married gal) You look amazing – great legs!
you are doing SOOOOO well, as the mother of a 7 weeks old. i looked pretty good 2 weeks after she was born – lost a lot of the preggie weight but 7 weeks on i look like i have been at home eating and sitting – oh yeah i have – you have inspired me – firstly to exercise at home. dh and i looked into exercise equipment last night! thanks :>
cathy – i just freaking love you 🙂 thanks for being my friend, one-sided though it may be… no one has to know that when i talk about you … heh.
You’re looking amazing. WOW!!!
You are lookin’ HOT, mama! Also getting a bumblebee vibe..you need those boingy things you wear at Hallowe’en to really complete the look. 🙂
Wow Cathy! You look amazing! All that hardwork has certainly paid off!
Just so you know, all of a sudden you got skinny!!
You are looking so skinny!!! I am envious. The top if fabulous. Keep up the good work and you are such an inspiration.
Kathleen Loughran says
you are looking pretty svelte there!
Teal Myre says
OMG – look at those legs! They might actually inspire me to put down this breakfast pizza and move my tushka!
Aidan is gorgeous, I covet her amazing dark eyebrows!
You are looking fantastic Cathy, thanks for the continued inspiration!
Kathy Aylward says
Cathy you are looking amazing…you can soooo tell you have lost heaps of weight. That must make you feel in control of your life and that has got to be a good thing. Love the yellow top. You look incredible!!
You crack me up!
Nice legs! That’s what I’m sayin’ to you!!
Margy Eastman says
Wow, Cathy! You look great – and just in time for swimsuit season!
Beth R. says
Been reading your “my best life” postings. Came across this photo and just have to say how fantastic you are looking. I hope you can see how thin and trim your legs look. Amazing! Your hips have slimmed down also, yellow looks great on you. But I hope you still have the orange sweatshirt , just save it for a cold comfy morning in January.