It's really hard to write a style blog when I've been on a trip for 5-days and in that trip, I wore exactly 1 dress, 1 tshirt & 1 workout outfit. One of the thing that happens when one loses 50 pounds is that one drops several dress sizes. And so all my uniform pieces were about 4 sizes too big. I was told by a manager that I couldn't wear my uniforms if they were that ill-fitting and the most cost-effective solution was to buy one new uniform dress & just wear the hell out of it. Which is what I did.
I've been wearing the same dress every time I go to work for months now. Every night in the hotel, I either wash the whole dress in the sink or I wash out the collar & underarms if the layover is too short for the whole dress to drip-dry. It's maybe a size too big and I'm getting so sick of it and it is starting to look like a bathrobe to me.
When I started my job, I purchased my first set of uniforms. Every paycheck, $25 was taken out until the entire $750 was paid off. After that, the company re-issues a set every two years. I am sitting on pins & needles waiting for my new set of uniform pieces to arrive. Most of my flight attendant friends have already received theirs. I cannot wait to have something to wear besides this one dress!
In other news, I've sprouted some muscles in my arms and I am fascinated by them. I've never been one to have a lot of upper body strength and I still cannot do a single pull-up or do very many real push-ups (I do girlie on-my-knees push-ups if I do any), but I've been doing bicep curls & shoulder presses & tricep extensions for a few weeks now after my runs and I'm starting to see results! I've also been working on my abs, doing 100 crunches & 50 reverse crunches after every run. My tum is flatter than I think it's ever been!
Last summer, when I was in the thick of my weight loss, I decided that the summer of 2011 was going to be the summer that I finally rocked a bikini. Having always been a bit of of a bigger girl, I've never worn one. I've worn a tankini, but I've found that those are actually less flattering than even a normal two-piece. I don't have much opportunity to wear a bathing suit anyway, but I ordered a bikini from Target and it is on its way to my house this week. I'm still hesitant about wearing it in public, but I think the first step is owning it. And then wearing it on a layover, somewhere I don't know anyone.