Even with my efforts to be healthy, my life has been so busy that I've relied on the odd yoga video and walking/shopping for my workouts in recent months. This is not something I'm proud of. I used to work out 5 times a week and my stomach was flat. I was also a small size 6. After doing more reading last week, I decided that I had to stop procrastinating. So, on Saturday, I headed into Manhattan to get some gym shoes (my last pair were 1/2 size too big and literally cut grooves into my heels) and then went to the local gym and signed up for a year's membership. I didn't make it there today (the pile of 140 exams for two classes made sure that wouldn't happen), but tomorrow I'm going to start on my new routine. If I can make it there three times a week, I'll be happy. As I teach evenings, the daytime beckons. I like to do cardio every day and alternate weights for upper and lower body but I'm going to be realistic and start light and build up. I cannot sacrifice work time for the gym, but I can't continue sacrificing everything else for work.
Thanks to Christina, I recently acquired the Mayle high heeled Oxfords from Fall 06 in black suede. They are very high so not everyday shoes, but they are so comfortable and like new. I don't know the style name (that's one look book I never saw), but as soon as I get a working camera, I'll take photos to share. I've had very little luck with Mayle acquisitions recently, but given the expense of moving and acquiring new bookcases, closet shelving, a new dresser and wardrobe, that might be as well. My other major find was the Emmanuelle jacket from Fall 08. It was not cheap, but it is heavenly. Again, photos to come.