Today I finally had time to do a little clothes shopping for the Blissdom Conference this weekend. When I registered several weeks ago I had grand ideas about finally losing my holiday five pounds, but due to my mom’s emergency gallbladder surgery last week and the fact that it’s been freezing outside and I’ve been eating leftover chili since Super Bowl Sunday I’m feeling a little white and flabby.
I had limited time to shop so I headed to the holiday wear area on clearance at Kohl’s. Of course I ignored the fact that I was in the junior department and that I haven’t really been able to do junior club wear since I was about 22 years old and had nothing better to do than go to the gym four to five times a week. I was in denial and had limited time and cash.
I grabbed about 25 blouses (no kidding) and hated nearly every one of them. I can’t do those loose, peasant type tops that come down low and then blouse out because I look pregnant, especially since I’m petite (i.e. short) and am short waisted. I can’t do fitted without sucking in my stomach and that’s no fun so I ended up buying a teal blouse in a junior large. I whittled down the selection to a long sleeveless black tunic type sweater (hides a multitude of sins and gallons of ingested chili beans and Frito Scoops), a gray skirt with a hint of shiny to it, a stretchy black skirt (key word stretchy) in a fun busy print designed to camouflage my chips and queso thighs, and a vibrant teal tuxedo type blouse that I like until I start worrying that I’ll look like Prince or Seinfeld in that puffy shirt episode. Thankfully I’m getting my hair cut and colored Friday.
The funny thing is that when I got home today this DVD had arrived in the mail for me to review.
Oh Scary Spice why didn’t you come to my rescue weeks ago?
I just read a review online of Mel B’s exercise DVD that says, This assumes no experience and gives excellent basic, practical advice for beginners, which has me and my aversion to working out written all over it. Somehow I don’t think I’m going to be Spice Girl Mama fabulous by the weekend, but I do have several weeks before we head to the beach for spring break.