Friday, March 18, 2011

The promise of a new day

I think that might be the lyric of a song, but nonetheless, I'm committed to having a great day today. I'm leaving yesterday's lame-o run & bad food choices behind me, & I'm focused on how to improve. I've also learned something about myself. I used to really enjoy food that's not very good for you (cupcakes, candy, junk food). I'm not against having a treat (at all, obviously), but I'm also finding that I don't love the taste as much, and I really don't enjoy the after effects on my body. I've been trying to eat healthy over the past few months so I can lose weight, but there really is a much more important benefit - I feel like a million bucks when I eat well & take care of myself. I know that everything you read will tell you that, but I think it's one of those things you have to experience for yourself to believe. And I'm a believer!

I'm trying to determine when (notice I said "when", not "if") I run today. I have lunch plans with a friend, & lunch is generally my go to run time. I can do it in the evening tonight, but that will mean no Friday night glass of wine with dinner. *tear*. Or, I can try & squeeze it in between meetings later in the afternoon. We shall see. It's definitely happening, though. I need a great run to make up for yesterday's dogface run.

Here's my "look" for today. Closet survival in full effect. Oh, and I think I'm going to violate my year long spending ban on clothes/shoes when I finish my first race (a 5K in April). I'm going to buy myself a new pair of jeans! I tried on a pair of fabulous Citizens in a size down from my current size, & they looked great. So, a well-timed reward might be just the thing.

Black long cardigan - Ann Taylor Loft
Purple gathered shirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Dark skinny jeans - Gap
Bad hair - there's a story there.

Hope you all have  wonderful Friday!!


  1. I'm so glad to have stumbled across your blog! I'm all for thrifty but sometimes a girl needs a new pair of...well, anything. And especially after a 5K, its a treat! Happy Friday!

  2. really cute outfit! i LOVE ann taylor loft.