It's like I have a renewed sense of self confidence in myself now that the sun is beating down her warm rays. I feel happy, healthy, fit and ready to conquer! The sun and warmth is my prozac and I am medicated!
I had my first run in a tank top last week, a 7 mile tempo run that was tough, but somehow the warmth enveloping me and the cool breeze filled me with gusto to give it my all.
|My Happy Farmer Tanned Self :)|
I've broken out my summer dresses, and love that I am wearing something other then my "clean" workout clothes. I feel pretty and girly and twirl worthy.
|love this dress on sale at Mark's Work Warehouse, with BUILT IN BOOB HOLDER! |
I've been hinting to the girls for a week or so that I really want a LULU gift card for mother's day. On Saturday I took matters into my own hands and told the family I was off to shop for my own Mother's Day pressie :) LOL I enjoyed a wonderful hour shopping in Westboro all to myself without kids in tow. That in itself was an awesome present! You see I had told myself during the Manotick Road Race that if I held strong I would reward myself with a new pacesetter skirt for Race Weekend. I love the feel of running in skirt, it makes me feel "fast". Things went pretty well at Lulu except for that one tank I tried on that made my back look like it was a "BUM"! I really wish I had taken pictures now, it was amusing to say the least. I couldn't find a tank that I felt comfortable in, in the pretty pale or bright colours. They all showed the flubby tummy too much. So I went for my tried and true basic black bubble top. I have to say I don't care if it's black I LOVE IT! I once saw this poster that said I wear black to workout, because it's a funeral for my fat. Paired with a bright orange and pink pacesetter skirt I am ready to rock that Half Marathon!
|I ADORE the pleats in the back :) Like really love them and want to run in them all the time.|
|Took the skirt for a test run this am doing sprints and despite a few tugs to pull the shorts back down, it was a dream to run in. I don't care that my thighs look jiggly in it when running, I figure if I run fast enough no one will see.|
I feel like I have turned the corner, gone from my sweat shirt and sweat pant, trying to stay warm, slump and frump to feeling good about myself again. I missed feeling good. I'm embracing this body right now in all its AWESOMENESS and it's sweet imperfections and I am going to twirl in pretty skirts.