What possibly could these items have in common? They sum up my weekend, although not necessarily in that order:
Friday- I was the only one in the office all day, and naturally that led me begin my weekend a little bit early. I decided to hit the mall on the way home with a set list of staples I need to add to my wardrobe. Jeans was top priority since I mentioned before that I could now remove one pair of jeans without unbuttoning them. I really love it when jewliagoulia and exhotgirl do shopping/dressing room photos, so I took a page from their books, and did my own. I made a pact with myself before going that I could only spend $100, and everything that I bought had to be on sale. Oh, and from now on, I'm only buying quality clothes...no more Old Navy or Target (sans workout clothes) for me. After a short stint in Victoria's Secret, and Banana Republic, I was at $80 spent- no jeans yet (but 5 new undies, a cardigan, and a skirt!). So I walked into trusty ole GAP and was disappointed to see no jeans on sale. I tried these on:
Straight leg jeans...I'm really attached to boot cut, but straight/skinny jeans are everywhere. I was kinda "meh" about these, especially at the $69.50 price tag! I walked out, and was headed home, but then Ann Taylor Loft caught my eye. I headed for the sale rack, found a pair of jeans on sale, then walked more around the store to find a whole slew of jeans at $20 off! $20 off $59! A whole $30 cheaper than GAP. So I tried on a pair of "skinny jeans" expecting to hate them. Here they are:
I liked them! They were like a constant leg-hug. I decided to get them, even though it would put me at $20 over budget.
Record breaking heat was forecasted for the weekend, so I made sure to wake up early on Saturday and get my run in before the heat struck. I had a really nice hill run, I felt light and strong the whole way. It was 8:30am and already 80 degrees. For Seattle, this is rare...from the time I got back from my run until 6pm, I was moving (read: sweating) non-stop. Grocery shopping, dishes, laundry, vacuuming, errands, 4 hours of yard work at the condo, and a bbq (I was cooking, read: sweating more). By 7pm I was spent. I took the nicest shower of my life, and proceeded to zone out in front of the TV watching Arrested Development re-runs. Despite the weariness, I felt awesome. I also think I drank nearly a full gallon of water during the day.
Sunday I was not able to get my run in early (in-law visit). The temperature was supposed to be even hotter than Saturday's 92 degrees. I headed out for my run as soon as I could 1:30pm...wearing very little clothing. It was an interval workout day, so I headed to the High School track, a perfect 5 minute jog from my house. I was figuring in my head that the hottest time of day in Seattle is 5pm, so I should still be ok...it was maybe 85 out? I ran one lap around the track (I was planning on 5) and wow, it was hot. I started on my second lap, and something told me I should stop. So I spend the next 20 minutes running/walking just listening to my body as far as how much to push. I ran the whole 5 minutes home, and felt odd as I lay on the floor under the ceiling fan. I didn't start sweating until I was under the fan for at least 5 minutes. Normally that would be the time I stop sweating...not start. Oops. I drank a bunch of water, and felt better after 30 minutes or so (I was still sweating after 30 minutes of rest). When I turned on the news later, I discovered it was well over 90 degrees at 1pm. Oops.
This morning I woke up to a three pound loss. It is entirely possible that I sweated off 3 pounds this weekend alone in 90+ temperatures. Whatever. Three pounds is three pounds!