Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back to work...

My day off flew by yesterday! It could have been because I hardly left the kitchen!

My fridge and freezer are well stocked now, so there is no excuse for not eating well. The vending machine at work will not tempt me as I am not taking money to work.

Went for a run this morning to pick up my rental car--it wasn't nearly long enough, but it felt great! The sun was shining and it was the perfect running temperature. Too bad I was overdressed, yet again.

Work tonight, off tomorrow (driving to doc 1.75 hours north), evenings again on Thursday and Friday. On call on Saturday, Christmas Party on Sunday night!!

Operation Christmas Party Dress continued after my return home with the car. There was the sweeping of the deck, hauling up of the Christmas decorations, and then the weights came out. Curls, shoulder presses & raises, chest flies while v-sitting, pushups, tricep extensions and some abs.

The Spanx also arrived! It is not sexy in any way, shape or form, but holy noodle! It drops me at least one size! And smooths out the lumps and bumpy bits. It's freaking AMAZING and I've been poring over the catalogue they sent with it (Christmas is coming, you know!). It was drilled into me from a very early age (both my mom and aunt are excellent seamstresses) that undergarments make or break an ensemble. They also taught me how clothes are supposed to fit--which makes buying things off the rack incredibly frustrating. But I digress. I've got less than a week before the party and it's GAME ON!


Shirls said...

I can't embrace spanx, over the years and many pounds I've tried many slimmers but spanx not my fave..but I know I'm in the minority and everyone else loves them. And I totally agree not sexy in any way, but what it does for a girl = awesome ;0)

I love your christmas dress, strength training plan

Patsy said...

Never tried spanx... I need something with industrial-strength squishing powers from ankle to waist for my dreadful saddlebag thighs... Any 'magic slimming' garments specifically for fat thighs I've tried have either cut my thighs in half (I'm VERY tall!) or they roll up to my groin! The only thing I've been able to do to smooth my saddlebags out a little is chop the feet off a pair of support tights and wear those under trousers! Honestly, what us women put up with for a smoother line!

Well done for preparing all that lovely food in advance!

Amy said...

Spanx = amazing.

And the fact that they are crotchless, even better! :)

Fatinah said...

I got a spanx slip at the new Holts downtown - best $$ I ever spent!