It’s hard to imagine my relief the first time I saw a whole block of sidewalk in Boston. I knew it existed underneath the mountains of snow and ice but seeing the glorious stretch was so satisfying. It meant spring was coming (even if it was still weeks away) and I could someday soon leave my apartment without gloves. The little act of leaving them in my purse was one of the best feelings.
This morning, I was finally able to put on shorts for the first time this year for a run. It was beautiful, balmy and I’m so happy the warmer weather has come in.
Can’t you see this girl either in a ballet or a ballerina after waiting to greet her fans? Simple, fashionable and beautifully draped, that’s how I always imagine they dress at all times. Theres’ something about a tulle skirt that brings alive your imagination and the twirling moves ballerinas are so famous for.
Weekends were build for brunches, TV marathons and casual clothes. It’s a chance to recharge your batteries and kick off those heels. I love dressing up to go out, grab lunch or see a friend for coffee. However it’s those ratty clothes you never see that are my favorite. Oversized Wellesley sweatpants? Check. Old sports shirts? Check. Beat up sneakers? Definitely in my closet!
I’m a big believer in dressing for who you want to be and putting your best foot forward at work. It’s also important to remember that sometimes the best foot is that of a couch potato who will order take out all weekend.
If only Boston wasn’t under feet of snow and this exercise picture could be a reality in my life! Working out is particularly difficult to motivate myself to be consistent with in the winter. Once the chill of the Fall sets in my desire to run outside shrivels and I looks for indoor activities (not that it was a big appetite anyway).
Luckily, there are a lot of great ways to stay active through gyms and classes. I’ve grown to love classes as a way to stay engaged and push myself. When my own desire to sweat and kick butt starts to go, I can count on an instructor to make me drop lower or increase the gage of my bike. Plus all the other attendees in great shape in cute outfits is wonderful inspiration!
Batten down the hatches, Boston and the New England area is getting a blizzard. I’m planning on hiding behind coats, scarves, gloves, giant hats or anything I can get my hands on that will keep me warm. I enjoy snow the most when I’m at home in front of a fire in a pile of blankets. That’s how I enjoyed the couple of inches this weekend and hopefully how I’ll be able to weather the coming days.