no, this time i'm not referring to michelle's famous medical blog (though if you're looking for some snark in the comments, check out yesterday's post! yowza.)
no -- i am speaking of (and therefore mentioning) the unmentionables in your very own actual underwear drawer, and i am extending the topic to pajamas/loungewear.
as i write this, i am wearing a pair of old scrubs and an ugly and now slightly heartbreaking T-shirt from the NC half marathon in 2009. want proof? fine. good morning.
yes, those are running chairs on it . . . (you know, NC? furniture capitol of the world? yeah . . .). i am proud to say that my victoria's secret pair underneath does not date back to college, but there are definitely some items in the aforementioned drawers that do.
and you know what? that is unacceptable. i am (gulp) 30 years old. i work for a living and earn an actual salary. and therefore, i do not need to dress in rags, even if i (and josh) are the only ones that see this side of my, uhh, wardrobe.
i read this post from smallnotebook and felt empowered, so i thought i might pass on the love to all of you. it's time to own up and take action -- in this one small (but important) area of your life!
my holiday gift this year from josh was three sets of VS pajamas/loungewear (yes, he's the best!), and i am determined to wear them and NOT hang out in scrubs and T-shirts with chairs on them (as soon as i get the pants hemmed to fit my short limbs). i also plan on taking action this weekend and doing what small notebook suggests, which might involve a trip to gapbody or VS to fill in the gaps.
some online options to inspire:
starting out simple:
a little sassier
i actually really like foldover yoga pants as loungewear -- they make me feel graceful and sometimes inspire impromptu vinyasas while cooking dinner. i joked about the $98 version from lululemon recently, and while i'm sure they are wonderful (and probably last a long time), i actually really like these cheap(er) knockoffs from VS:
at 2/$50, they are quite reasonable AND they come in different lengths -- no hemming required pour moi! i own two pairs and am considering expanding my collection.
and of course, there's anthro . . .
so spill: what's the oldest piece of loungewear/underwear in your drawers? i have a fords cheerleading (i went to haverford high, so that was our mascot) tee that i believe dates back to 1994. yeah!
workout: 30 minute run @ 9:13/mi, 0.5% incline at the gym; weights:
-- 2 x 11 pushups
-- 2 x 12 squats with 10 lbs each hand
-- 2 x 12 lat pulldowns, 55 lbs
-- 2 x 12 walking double lunges, 10 lbs each hand
-- 2 x 8 tricep dips
-- 2 x 12 seated rows, 40 lbs
beans & greens . . . and bacon
i made this cooking light recipe for myself last night (josh had a residency interview dinner) and it was quite an easy undertaking. furthermore, it was tasty! i added parmesan cheese in lieu of yogurt because i feel that nothing is better with bacon (other than more bacon, of course) than cheese.
reading: about graves' disease -- one of the attendings is having us help write PREP questions for the endocrine boards, so i had to learn the intricacies of the topic first.