(how’s that for an SEO boost, huh?)
I guess it’s a little Nordstrom-y. I did go and buy a pair of Paige jeans (under $100!), a pair of booties (only $79), and this faux-leather moto jacket. On any other day, I’d shit my pantaloons about spending $250 on clothes, but (1) I’ve been wanting a nice pair of jeans for a while, (2) I’ve never owned booties in my life, so I’m surging myself into 2013, and (3) I’ve been on the hunt for a faux-leather moto jacket since maybe 2014 when I borrowed my friend Jenna’s and it was perfect and nothing has ever lived up until now.
All rationalization about what I “need” aside, it was hard to see all the cute stuff on Instagram and not be tempted to go take a look. What can I say, all the fashion bloggers and their affiliate links worked. I need to get in on that racket, but I suppose that would mean I’d have to start “dressing cute” and “spending money on clothes” and “taking pictures of myself,” and that biz sounds exhausting. Kudos to all the fashion bloggers out there. I simultaneously respect your hard work to be cute all the time and hate your guts for getting paid to play in dressing rooms.
Anyway, I bought myself some new jeans for fall because I’ve noticed that even though I haven’t lost any real weight yet, my body is changing. Which, Is. Awesome. God bless that Autumn Calabrese and her 21 Day Fix. I don’t completely adhere to the meal plan that comes with it, but I try to stay close, and when I deviate, I try to pick a healthy alternative. For instance, my Fix plans allows me three green boxes per day. Your green boxes are for vegetables, and I’m a vegetarian, sooooo I’m not about to beat myself up if I decide I want five boxes of greens instead of three. Nuh uh, no way.
I’ve managed to stick to the program without any skipping — yesterday was my ninth consecutive day of working out — and if I’ve learned the importance of anything in the last week and a half, it’s the importance of habit-making. I’ve found it easier to get up and actually do it than I ever have. Even when I’m sitting on the couch, tired at 10:00pm, it doesn’t really cross my mind anymore to skip the workout; now, it’s simply getting completed later. Had you asked me on July 1 if that would happen, I’d laugh at you from the couch and point my Cheetoh-crusted fingers at you. God bless it, I’ve managed to start a habit that’s good for me.
I really don’t have anything I can say about that. It’s never really happened before.