I knew that July would be a bad diet and exercise month for me. Now it's becoming clear that my excessive caloric intake and insufficiently active lifestyle are catching up with me. Here are a few of the signs:
- The armholes of the sleeveless dress I wore yesterday felt as though they were going to saw my arms off by the end of the day. I don't think the dress is at fault here.
- I wore a pair of capri pants last week that I distinctly remember having to safety-pin at one time because the waist was too loose. Now they're uncomfortably snug and the pockets stick out funny.
- I keep telling myself that wearing a belt will help disguise my pudginess above the waist of my pants, but my mirror-editing abilities aren't powerful enough to allow me to believe it.
It doesn't help that I spent last week working with almost 200 extremely fit people. "Look, here's the out-of-shape girl, gasping for breath after her trip up the stairs with your class paperwork!" Not cool.
I don't think I can afford to go back to the expensive yoga classes anytime soon, but my plan is to hit our perfectly good treadmill several days a week, and get in some push-ups, sit-ups, and other exercises that are easy to do at home. Exercise opportunities are everywhere - I just need to START DOING IT. After BlogHer, of course...