What I DON'T enjoy is: running, swimming, weight lifting, aerobics, etc, etc, etc.
But, I was thinking back to the good ol days when I was ten or twelve or something, and I rode my bike. I rode it all the freakin' time. For miles and miles and miles and HOURS. And I was a skinny thing. Well, it probably also helped that I was TWELVE, but you get where I'm going with this. So, I (finally, after wanting one for two or three years,) bought myself a bike.
Annnnnnd, I got myself a helmet that I hate. I pretty much stood there at Target looking at all the crappy, ugly helmets and just picked a random one after not being able to really CHOOSE one I LIKED. I'm eventually hoping to get a cute English looking helmet, but those are super expensive.
So, yeah. I got my Gary Fischer all ready to rock, and headed out around the neighborhood. Here's as far as I got. And it included a mini-break for about 1 minute to catch my breath. (or was it to give my quads a little rest?)
1.74 miles. And man, was I beat. The heat didn't help, but I got home and I was sweating, and tired, and I literally laid down on the couch to cool off and catch my breath.
I think I might try riding later in the day next time. I went out at 2:30pm, around 92 degrees. Probably not the BEST idea to break myself in to bicycling... right?
In other news, I've been doing a bit of shopping for new clothes. Not because I'm any skinnier, but because it's FREAKING HOT outside, and I am saying, screw it. I'm wearing skirts more, dammit. And in doing so, I've discovered that indeed, the 80's are back. I can't express how much I wanted to buy this dress:
I didn't get it though... because it's just too tight and short... and I couldn't bring myself to do it. :)
A few other ones I tried on but didn't buy:
(cute, but I don't dig this neck line with my arms/armpit fat)
(totally cute skirt, last one, too big. :( )
I liked the style of this dress, but the way it wrapped/crossed in front made me uncomfortable. Like a breeze would come along and I'd be showing the world my underwear, or something.
Adorable, but I felt it was so short. Why can't they make dresses a little longer these days?
And I just didn't like the fit of this one at all. :/
AND, so here we have: three pieces I did buy - a skirt and two dresses:
I also thought I'd share a new photo of me by my friend and fellow local photographer Jadon Good. He's doing a personal project called "The Abandoned Couch" project. You can visit his facebook here for all the other portraits as they come around! :)