Tonight, after being abandoned by The Husband (he went to watch the football), I tackled the over-flowing-stuffed-to-the-gunnels-with-shoes-bags-clothes-scarves walk in closet which is situated in our bedroom, but which for the last couple of weeks, I've struggled to actually walk into.
A lot of the stuff in my closet is stuff left over from last summer & recently I've been getting the sinking feeling whenever I open the door, you know - lots of clothes, but nothing to wear?
I am notorious for being an anti-hoarder, so when it comes to clearing out, it's all or nothing. Tonight, it seemed fate had me headed for all! I dragged everything (EVERYTHING!) out my closet and only put back in items that fitted me properly and, more importantly, made me feel good. The result? 2 massive carrier bags headed for the loft and my closet?
Reduced to 3 pairs of jeans, 2 black cardigans and a hoodie (and a selection of scarves!). Not entirely sure what I'm going to wear to dinner tomorrow night...!
To give you an idea of what I removed, these are some of the empty hangers...
So, in line with my exercise kick-start a couple of weeks ago, items will only be allowed into my closet from now on that fit properly & make me feel good. I'm sick of 'settling' for clothes that I buy just because they don't look horrendous. I want clothes that sparkle, not just 'that'll do'. I'm looking forward to investing in a few pieces over the next few months that I will take pride in!
And so, thinking back to my post a couple of weeks ago, I've sat & had a good hard think about my exercise routine. It usually goes something like this...
Monday: good, hard 30 minute run
Tuesday: rest day, spend time with M
Wednesday: M at football, I feel bad I haven't blogged or filmed, so skip a run
Thursday: usually dinner with M, think 'I'll make sure I do heaps at the weekend'
Friday: takeaway... 'think sod it this week, I'll start again on Monday...'
Facing facts, I think at the moment, I just find running too hard & intimidating. I love walking however & can go for hours, so until I'm a bit fitter, I'm going to put running on the backburner, concentrate on toning up & just getting some exercise - better than none huh?! To this end, I have FINALLY bought some Reebok EasyTone trainers (Walk Tone ones).
Got a bit of a bargain as they were supposed to be £75, but we only paid £49, which I was pleased with! I have swithered for ages about getting a pair - do they actually work? don't they? is it a load of money-making codswallop? But what I've decided is, i don't particularly care if they do anything different to my other trainers, if they get my bum outside & striding along the road, that's all that matters!! Plus, these bad boys are unbelievably comfy & bouncy!
Today, M and I took my pretty new shoes for a good old stroll around our village. I think we did about 3 miles and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.