It’s no secret that I’ve put on over 20lbs in the last year. And no secret I’m having a hard time getting rid of it, despite having a doctor’s diet to follow (it sounds silly, but I just can’t fit all the food she wants me to eat throughout the day).
It might come as a surprise to some that even though I’m that much bigger, I haven’t actually gone up a clothing size. It just means that I can’t fit into everything in my closet or I’ll look too hoochy-mama, but half of my closet still fits, just doesn’t look as flattering!
But one thing I can no longer wear, because though it fits it just looks ridiculously with my humongous thighs, is my favorite running bottoms…
Ah, my running skirts… I miss their incredible comfort, I miss the convenient pockets on the inside shorts, I miss how great they looked. Yes, Skirts Sports is still my favorite running gear. And no, they don’t pay me to say that (though I would gladly accept cash, kthanksbye).
So much so, that save for 4 skirts of different brands, I have quite a collection… All these skirts gone to waste until I can wear them again! (And before you think it’s nuts I spent so much on running skirts, about half of them were purchased during awesome sales.)
And since I’m busy showing you inside my drawers, might as well show the RIDICULOUS amount of workout clothes I own: it fills up a whole chest. Granted, lots of these shirts are race shirts, but still…
From top to bottom… Sleeveless shirts… (yes, I organize all my clothes by color, so what?)
Short sleeved shirts…
And lastly, shorts.
Lets not mention how there are no long-sleeved running shirts or capris in this mix (I only packed one of each for our move here), as everything is in storage in DC.
The good news is that since moving to Manila I haven’t bought many new things (maybe just a couple here and there). The bad news is that I haven’t used them nearly enough.
In DC, it made sense to own so much workout gear – I ran 3-4 times a week, I played volleyball, I biked, I did bootcamp, I did bikram… And I took care of my laundry every 3 weeks or so. Here? I wear it one day, 2 days later it’s clean and folded!
I can’t be the only one that owns so much workout gear, right? RIGHT? Please tell me I’m not alone!
Fingers crossed that I’ll fit into my running skirts again very soon…