Friday, 27 February 2009

Time to come out of hibernation

Spring is here I think. The inches of snow we had just a few weeks ago seem like a distant memory. This morning the sun was warm and the air felt like spring. This can mean only one thing - time to start thinking about summer wardrobe. And more importantly, time to get the body sorted for the summer wardrobe.

I don't know about anyone else, but as soon as the nights draw in and the mercury drops my natural reaction is to eat, and eat, and eat some more. The body needs fuel, and insulation. I ate so much this autumn I actually started to get worried I may be eating for two.

It happens every year. And then every spring I take one look at my pasty, wobbly figure and want to cry. Being a redhead, my skin is pale all the time, but after a winter tucked away behind tights and wool it really is an exceptionally sorry state.

First thing's first - a pedicure. This I did on Monday and my feet are now buffed and polished to perfection all ready to stick straight in my gladiators at the first hint of real heat. And as soon as the sun comes out, so does the fake tan.

That is the easy part - the hard part is sorting out the flab situation. So as of next week I am officially on a healthy eating plus exercise diet. This involves lots of vegetables and grilled salmon, along with religious attendance at my boxercise and pilates classes - neither of which i have bothered with since it got cold - and jogging.

Urgh I feel tired just thinking about it. But my thighs are wobbling, my arms are wobbling and my belly is overhanging. I will not even mention my bum. All it takes it four weeks of good behavior to give everything a little lift and feel ready to bare - And i have missed my morning chats with Davina (and the power of three DVD). Just got to keep thinking about my short shorts to keep me motivated. Short shorts, short shorts....

5 comments:

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

i am also a paley. I love winter for the fact that I can hide my pasty pins under tights and jeans.

justme said...

Every single year, it gets to this time, and I suddenly discover that I have NO CLOTHES AT ALL! Heaven knows what I wore last year.......and so a mad flurry of shopping occurs, in which I buy many, many things, most of which I end up returning.....sigh.....
Fake tan is good! I had forgotten about that!
I love spring...

Reluctant Blogger said...

I am sure that is why people are very slim here - it is hot/warm all year round so they can never hide their flab away from others or themselves, so they keep it under control. It does work - if I have a bad weekend foodwise, the minute I sit down at my laptop on Monday I see the fatty bits starting to lurk over the top of my shorts and I am sensible for a few days. Whereas in the UK I could hide them away for months and they'd get flabbier and flabbier.

It is harder to stay slim in a cold country I think. You feel hungry more for one thing.

Good luck with it all anyway.

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