From Justin to Kelly: Old Clothes Edition

So Justin walks into work this morning looking REAL cute. He's got on some form fitting seven jeans, a handsome blue polo, and smile the size of Mount Rushmore. I'm all, "DAMN GIRL! LOOK AT YOU!" And he of course did a runway walk and made some pouty model faces (as one does) while I clapped like a mad woman. We chatted for a while about how foxy he looks and then he said, I don't know what to do with my old pants. I'll let him update you...

"Well ya’ll, this week I only lost about half a pound. Not much at all but I just have to keep reminding myself that I am getting to the point where it's going to start coming off slower than it did when I first started. Even though I only lost a half a pound this week, I’m starting to feel great about how I look. This week I ran into people I haven’t seen in a while. All of their reactions were PRICELESS. Usually it’s something like “damn” or “you look great.” What's been really kind of strange is how some people who I have been acquaintances with suddenly want to be my friend. I don't know if it's because of how I used to look vs. how I now look, but it's made me stop and kind of think about it. 
I honestly don’t have a mirror in my room at home (crazy I know) but now I’m thinking of getting one! This week my pants were FALLING off me. It was driving me crazy. They use to be the jeans I could not fit into and now I can take them off without unbuttoning them. I look at my old jeans and then my new jeans and see a wold of a difference. I feel different in them and I feel incredible. Anyhow, this morning when Kelly and I were joking around we started thinking, what should I going to do with all these clothes I have that don’t fit anymore. So Kelly was like, I will track down some options. I can't wait to see what she's come up with."

ALRIGHT. I've scoured the internet and my brain for awesome ways to reuse your old clothes. So without further ado, here are  18 things to do when you grow out of your clothing.

1. Donate or Sell Your Clothes

Because it makes sense, it's the right thing to do, and you would be amazed what people buy on ebay...

2. Make some new clothes!

Grab some belts and BOOM! New clothes! (I mean, if it's good enough for a Princess...)

3. Make a Bow Tie

Who doesn't love a good ol' fashioned dickie bow? Your girlfriend or manfriend will be like "OH WOW LOOK HOW FANCY!"

4. Make a Quilt

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Bonus points if you do it of my face.

5. Make Sacks for Sack Races

Potatoe sack races

Healthy competition, and who doesn't love a potato sack race?

6. Make a Jump Rope!

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I hear jumping rope is an excellent form of exercise!

7. Make a Rag Rug

I mean does that rug look chic or what?

8. Make a Summer Scarf!

What an impressive summer scarf.

9. Make a Parachute

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Because this is the funnest game in all the land.

10. Make a Sail for a Sail Boat

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I know one of my favorite games to play is Life of Pi...

And don't think I didn't forget about all those pairs of jeans you no longer need!

11. You Can Make This Hang-y Thing For All The Stuff You Need Hung

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Finally you can put your phone in your back pocket and not have to worry about sitting on it!

12. A Futon Cover With Matching Pillows

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Perfect for any home...

13. An Entire Couch! You Can Literally Sit and Think About the Weight You've Lost!

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Brownie points if it's a designer jeans couch. Luxury. It's an investment really.

14. An Ottoman to Match Your Couch

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Rest your feet on that.

15. This Beautiful Piece of Clothing.

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"Is that Prada?" "No, but it is one of a kind."

16. The Best Halloween Costume Ever.

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No trick here but a serious treat.

17. An Outfit For Your Child

Baby Outfit

Actually adorable...

OR just do what you really want to do,

18. BURN THEM!

BONFIRE

Have a bonfire. Make it a party. Because who doesn't love a good bonfire?

Now get out there and go buy yourselves some new clothes!

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You've worked hard and you deserve it.

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Alright friends, anyone running this weekend? I am doing my first NYRR training run for the NYC MARATHON tomorrow in Central Park. 14 miles of pure fun! Can you believe the marathon is less than 100 days away?!?!?!? If you're out this weekend, grab a running selfie and send it to me! Use the hashtag #RunSelfieRepeat on Twitter or Instagram or email me at RunSelfieRepeat@gmail.com.

Happy Friday kitties! Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.