As I have aged I realize my weight gain is no joke. When I was in my 20’s gaining unwanted weight was the least of my worries. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and gained nothing. It was to the point that I did all the things I was not suppose to do to gain weight. once I hit my 30’s I believe my old habits came back to teach me a lesson. I got a reality slap in the face. My thighs and gut area began to expand. It took me a few years to realize i needed to get it together. For a while I was stuck on the “oh well, it’s my body, who I am, love me or leave me”. Then I came to realize that my weight gain was not the most healthy way of living. Last year I was really in the gym and eating well, I was extremely proud of myself. Then, I go lazy and complacent… and while I have always been greedy I have been eating way more than I ever ate, not only eating more but eating things that were not necessarily good for me. Lately I have been trying new things to keep me motived to eat right. Going to a physical gym has been crossed out since I am also on a new spending challenge ( so many challenges at one time I know). Not going to the gym is no excuse so I will be working out at home ( something I have yet to start doing)These pictures are from me in my early 30’s ( on the left) and me a few months ago ( on the right) as you can see I always had thighs… as i got older those as well as my midsection expanded.This was when I was in the gym last year. I was very dedicated and while I was on a journey I did not want to lose my “shape”. I worked hard and it was extremely committed. My goal is to get back to THIS. I am my fitness goal.
Being in a relationship can be a beautiful thing. It is also constant work and sometimes difficult. When you have 2 people that are extremely busy it is hard to find that time to go out and have fun with just you two. My boyfriend and I have been together for over 2 years. This year May will make 3 years. We currently do not live together and both have very busy schedules.
Prior to officially getting in a relationship we ( in general) date, we get pretty (and handsome), do our hair, makeup and pick out a cute outfit. We are generally on our best behavior and enjoy conversation with the person we are looking to get to know. Sometimes when those two people get together dating becomes a thing of the past. I think it is extremely important to still date after officially being in a relationship. It doesn’t have to be an outdoors date but a date none the less. My boyfriend and I make it a point to go on dates as often as possible. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to do so as of late.
We’ve gone to birthday celebrations and get togethers but we’ve done nothing one on one in a while. We both realized that we hadn’t had a date in quite a while and decided to go on one. On our dates we tend to do phone free or limited phone use. We spend out time engaging in conversation without the distraction of the internet and text messages. It is always enjoyable to me ( and him… I think, lol). This past Sunday we decided to go to one of our favorite places in Williamsburg Brooklyn. We love this place because it is very comfortable, the food is great and the customer service has always been good. I had ham steak, fried eggs and mashed potatoes. It was absolutely delicious and filling. He had Pancakes and eggs, and of course brunch would not be brunch without Mimosas, We ordered a pitcher of Mimosas which always hits the spot.
THE MISTER… IN DEEP THOUGHT….What I wore
Sweater( Its from last year from Banana republic but you can get a similar one from) here
Jacket: From here
Faux fur scarf ( a similar one) Here
Bag( a similar one)here
Booties ( These are old ( very) but you can find similar ones) here
On Saturday one of my college friends came to town and we wanted to link up. The weather has been crazy lately so I literally waited to the last minute to pick out what to wear. I think I tried on about 4-5 outfits before picking the one I actually wore. I wanted to be simple enough that I could ride the subway with ease, and comfort but cute enough that if we decided to leave brunch ( which we did) I would not feel too under dressed.
What I wore:
Hat( old but a similar one can be found): Here
Scarf ( the original one is sold out but a similar one can be found): Here
Coat ( also old but other stylish coats can be found) Here
Any pair of plaid pants will do, these are joggers.
I paired them with my absolute favorite nude pumps which can be purchased Here
The clutch is currently sold out but will be restocked soon at Here