|Nursing Pajamas... Post Pregnancy Body!|
This is truthfully just what I need- for several reasons. First of all, I have pregnancy weight that needs to come off. Not just from a health or vanity perspective, but also because I refuse to buy new clothes. So, I've been wearing the same couple of nursing outfits over and over and over, and, not only are they starting to disintegrate from excessive washing and wearing, this charming little situation happened. I really enjoy volunteer work and fundraising. One of my current committees is helping our local hospital raise money. There was a meeting of our committee, followed by a really beautiful fashion show a few weeks ago. There were some pictures taken of our meeting and our viewing of the fashion show. Now, obviously to an event like this I did not wear 'nursing pajamas,' which is what I wear otherwise and am in fact wearing right now. I wore the only sort of dressy outfit that fits me right now, which is a boucle skirt and a silk jersey wrap top with a pair of wedge heels.
Fast forward one week. I have a group of friends up here, who are just so charming and adorable, and also happen to be Southern, and one of them had the delightful idea of us forming a bridge group. None of us, however, know how to play. So, she planed a beautiful lunch at her home, which, I wish I had brought my camera to and been able to blog about! (Next time, I will!) Her home is beautiful and the lunch spread was divine. There was a salad with green grapes, roasted pistachios and asiago cheese, and the miniature sandwich I had (two of) had fresh mozzarella, balsamic dressing, fresh tomato and basil on ciabatta. (Did I mention that she also has a one month old baby and had flawless hair and makeup?! Loving her!) Her mother was visiting from Little Rock and is herself a very accomplished bridge player, and following a lovely lunch, we all had our first bridge lesson. Well, it was just a lovely afternoon, and what I often romanticize being a stay at home mom is like- and every now and then you get those moments, some free time to yourself, some time with friends, a lovely lunch and stimulating conversation, a break from the chaos that being a mom of little ones can sometimes be... Well, I get home that night and one of the ladies had emailed me, complimenting the pictures of me from the previous week's fashion show. Well, are you ready for this? I was wearing the EXACT SAME THING in the pictures that I was wearing at that exact moment. Wow. Just wow. If that is not the saddest little cry for help my wardrobe has ever issued, I don't know what is! I called my sister and said, sign me up, we're running this thing! (As a side note, the friend that had emailed me did so in complete sincerity and was so kind as to not point out I was wearing the same thing. When I emailed her back laughing about that, she said another kind thing, stating that considering how recently I had a baby (4 1/2 months ago) at least I was not wearing something with an elastic waist! I didn't have the heart to write her back and say, 'that skirt used to have an elastic waist but gave out a while back...')
Interested yourself? Check out the website at: http://www.rundisney.com/princess-half-marathon/ The more the merrier!!!
We are using the beginner training plan that's available on the website. It's 13 miles and you need to complete it in 3 hours and 30 minutes- and if your pace is too slow, they might pick you up with a golf cart to hurry you along. I have two goals- I want to finish, and I want to do it without being picked up in a golf cart. I'm creating a page to track my progress in my training- http://ladolceduchessa.blogspot.com/p/disney-princess-half-marathon-2013.html you can check back on it to see how I'm doing! And if you're training too, please let me know how you are doing!
I have already had two workouts this past week, and, although I have not lost weight yet, two meaningful things have happened. First, I was able to wear my pre-pregnancy jeans to a party on Friday night (hooray! Ok, so I could get them on- which is a first, they didn't fit great, but I could close them.) and second, I have honestly felt really great for the past few days. More energy, less stressed, and more able to honestly handle my daily stresses as a stay at home mom- and- did I mention that my first day of training involved some projectile vomit? Didn't phase me at all. Because I am a princess half marathon runner. And, did I mention my sister is going to make me a Snow White costume? Yes, we will be running in tutus and tiaras.
You should, too! Your training starts tomorrow :) I'll see you in February!