I have come up with a new work-out plan.
Lately I have been discouraged by my entrance into Corporate America and the amount of hours I sit behind a computer.
Its quite disgusting.
So I devised a plan to help beat the office-induced tummy-flab.
I eat a quick lunch at my desk and then I use my lunch hour to run to different clothing stores, find clothes I like, try them on as fast as I can, hang them back up and then leave and go to another store.
I find that this is a great cardio activity, which doubles as a way to find out what is in style for the season. And believe it or not I have pretty great self-control. I can go into a store, see something I absolutely love and then turn around and leave the new found item. This self control was not inherited from my mother.
It might have been birthed from the fact that when I got married my cute hubby put the Fear of God in me about not spending obsessive amounts of money on clothes like I did when I was a single woman.
Anyway, back to the new calorie burning work out plan: Up until today the plan worked liked a charm.
However, that was before I stepped in our newly renovated TJ Maxx.
I went into TJ Maxx today at lunch to gather clothes to try on, I got a couple of super cute dresses, a pair of limited pants (only $14!) and a couple of shirts and headed into the new dressing rooms.
I had no idea the horror that was about to unfold.
In these new dressing rooms were brand new mirrors with brand new FLOURESCENT lights down each side of the mirror. I'm talking full legnth mirrors with full legnth flourescent lights.
I’m not sure who invented flourescent lights, but I’m certain it was not a woman at the end of winter season.
Just one glance at myself in the mirror I quickly concluded that I needed to BATHE in gallons of lotion, find a tanning bed quick to bring some color back into my life, and don’t even get me started on my shade of makeup which I clearly bought in the spring, or the size of my pores. It was all bad. Real bad.
As soon as I finished trying on my clothes (I still had to burn those extra calories) I ran out of the room like I had seen a ghost.
I wanted nothing to do with what I had seen in that room.
I think everybody can agree with me when I say Spring can’t come quick enough.
So now I am in need of a new work out plan. I am NOT going near flourescent lights again until my legs and arms have at least made contact with the sun (even if it is man-made sun).
Maybe I will try jogging again - I've heard its a good way to work out, it just won't bring me face to face with today's hottest new fashion styles.