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Swedish Hasbeens clogs | same style, in black on sale at Zappos (they have quite a few styles on sale actually…)
Admonish custom leather tote
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Well. As happens every year, my routine gets turned on it’s head when my stepson arrives for the summer. You’d think I’d deal with it better by now, because, you know, it happens every year, but I don’t. I am a creature of habit and always have been. When I can’t stick to my routine, I get anxious and upset. Along with getting to a healthy weight, this is something that I want to conquer this year. Even though I am 40 (LOL), I’m too young to be stuck in a rut, or to let change make me so anxious! It has nothing to do with my stepson; he’s wonderful and I have fun hanging out with him, but EVERYTHING changing at once always gets me in a tizzy. Going out of town does it too, because as much as I try, it’s nearly impossible to stick to such a strict way of eating. And anyway, why should I? Within reason, I can indulge a little and still get back on track quickly, so why create so much anxiety around it? Because that’s what I do, of course 😉
Anyway, that’s beside the point, other than to give you a little background before my weight loss update. Since I’ve been traveling a lot recently, and will travel again in a couple weeks, I’ve been hovering at around 150 pounds the last month (which means since I started my “diet” in early March, I’ve lost 21-22 pounds). After I got back from Indiana, I was 152, but in a week I was down to 149, where I’ve stayed. SO EXCITING, since I haven’t been below 150 in many many years. I still have 25 pounds left to go, but I’m taking it easy this summer to try and avoid more anxiety, which is almost as bad for my heart as excess weight…
I’m so happy with my progress, and that I’ve also managed to maintain pretty well, and prove to myself that a few days of dieting indiscretions don’t sabotage everything – that my body can bounce back as soon as I get back to regular Pure Barre and no ice cream 😉
Does your routine change during the summer? how do you deal with it?