Back to Pure Barre…
K Deer striped leggings (medium) | I’ve had these a couple years and really love them!
My other favorite leggings for pure barre by Alo – I’ve had them for years too…
Yosemite James Perse fleece pullover | a couple years old
AllBirds wool loungers
Not much wearing, no buying. Only window shopping (see yesterday’s post). Honestly, I’ve been hibernating this week, I don’t know what to do with such cold weather.
I did decide to return the Vince high-top sneakers this week. My routine is usually that I wear things around the house for a couple days before wearing out, and then, if I don’t reach for the item in a couple more days, I return it. I just didn’t want to particularly wear these when I was getting dressed, instead I chose my AllBirds or Vince Warren sneakers. I think it’s really because they’re TOO specific, and I just didn’t like them with certain things I wanted to wear (sweatpants, mostly LOL). I still like them, and if I didn’t need to use that money on other things, then I’d probably have kept them.
The James Perse Winter sale ends this weekend, free shipping is still valid: GRCHNWINTER18 (it’s good on the whole site BTW, if there’s anything in the new arrivals that might have caught your eye!). I didn’t buy anything this time around, did you?
Watching The Crown. LOVE IT.
Reading Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the footsteps of the Buddha – it’s basically a biography of the Buddha and history of Buddhism. I bought this at our local used book store last weekend, and am eating it up. I read a little everyday, but last weekend, I read about half the book. Noah from Secular Buddhism mentioned it as a great “reference” book, and that it is. I mostly enjoy the parables, and stories that the Buddha tells to illustrate his point.
I’ve been back to Pure Barre three times this week and my body is screaming at me! I’ve been exercising on the Peloton all this time, but Pure Barre exercises DIFFERENT parts of my body and they’re getting used to it all again. Good news is that I can still do everything (hold the plank for 90 seconds, etc), my body isn’t as weak and fragile as I thought.
When I look at myself I still sort of see fragility, especially if I’m wearing oversized clothes; I think that just seems to exaggerate my “smallness” lately. It’s all such a weird experience, honestly. The whole thing, obviously, but also being this “small.” I did get to weigh myself today and lost 10 pounds since my last visit to the dr, which was 4 weeks ago. I weigh 135. I haven’t weighed 135 pounds since middle school. Maybe even elementary school? It’s been a very very very long time.
When I lost weight several years ago, I struggled to get to 140 but my body really didn’t like being below that, so I stayed around there or 145, and was perfectly happy at that weight. I have just been trying to stay healthy and keep my weight right around there.
Anyway, I can’t say I’m unhappy at 135, but I’m not going to suffer to stay here. I CANNOT WAIT TO EAT PIZZA AGAIN.
So here I am, in the home stretch; I’ll get the wires off next Thursday morning. I’m already starting to feel like my jaw is getting stronger, and am feeling better eating soft foods like eggs, yogurt, sweet potatoes, etc. so I know it won’t be long until things are back to “normal” – whatever that is. No, I don’t want to go “back” to anything, I want to move forward with a strong body (strong jaw!) and mind into the new year.
What are your plans this weekend? Hope you have a good one!!
Oh, and I forgot to mention…20% off SALE ITEMS ONLY, and all sales will be final with the code. I can’t believe it’s been two years…