This weekend was going absolutely phenom stellar as long as I wore my One good dress,
the black one where my stomach gets hidden by a loose & forgiving skirt . Plus, it's a wrap, so I can tie it off to the side & give an inch or two.
I played a great show in it on Friday night, & what the heck it wasn't dirty so I wore it to my daughter's graduation Saturday.
I told myself I looked good.
Then Sunday came.
I stepped on the scale & saw an ugly number
My husband had a fishing charter, but wanted me to meet him later in Newport so we could go on a 3 mile walk (the Cliff Walk) & then out to dinner.
This posed a problem, what could I possibly wear In Public to walk - in the Summer- plus then go out to dinner?
Because the one thing that looked good on me right now is that one dress that you wouldn't exactly want to do a hike in.
I tried on my capris that Sagged & Bagged on me last year, & they were too tight.
I am 5-7 lbs over what I was last Summer.
I put on some black stretch capris from Job Lot & a black t-shirt. I felt like I was wearing pajamas.
I did not feel attractive, sporty or excited.
By this time I was running late, my DH was waiting for me in the hot sun (I was also bringing him clean clothes, since his were covered in fish guts from the charter)
both of us were cranky- we were not exactly off to a great start.
But we did the walk, & as I walked I began to feel Better.
We saw some beautiful sights!
This was someone's 'Summer Cottage'...
The walk was about 3 1/2 miles, & I saw plenty of people wearing nice flowing maxi dresses & sandals...so I could've worn my one dress,
but I am glad I didn't.
We went out to a pub afterward & ate outside. I had a grilled chicken sandwich, & only ate a few of the sweet potato fries.
I had 2 glasses of white wine, when I really only needed one.
Did I leave out that I had some fried calimari with banana peppers? I guess I did. Small portion-
We do not do this too often...so I won't feel too guilty.
I don't like having my picture taken in bright light, with pajamas on...
but it is worth it because my husband looks at me like this...
Today is a new day.
I was lounging around in my PJs, telling myself I could have another 'rest day' & I happened to read a stranger's blog on Spark.
She has been exercising 6-7 days a week, & her results are what I want mine to be.
So I got dressed & did my JM 30 Day Shred.
I feel So much better.
Last Summer felt so great to wear what I wanted & not worry about cellulite or rolls,
I know consistent exercise is key to that. & I need 5-7 days, instead of 3-4.
I just need to remember that!!