So, you should know two things. First, I've been wearing more skirts lately (don’t laugh, mom). Like several times a week. I thought I'd hate it but I actually love it. Wearing a skirt makes me feel pretty and homemakey . The big kicker for me is NOT to wear pantyhose with them. I reserve pantyhose for special occasions like weddings and church. For daily kicking it with my kiddos, it's just a long skirt and bare feet. Ah, the freedom!
Second, I'm walking every day. Winter has settled upon us here in West Texas. Today it is in the high 50s/low 60s - we wore t-shirts to the park. About halfway through our school day I send all my kids to the park to play and I walk around the neighborhood so I can still see them. I walk around and around and around. Then around some more.
The neighbors probably think I'm crazy, but at least I'm doing something healthy! I've been doing a little over a mile each day, for the last 5 days. Dragging my little mutt behind me. Seriously, he’s so out of shape….worse than me!
And today I was wearing an ankle-length denim skirt with black tennis shoes. Perhaps not my most lovely fashion statement, but I've proved to myself that I can exercise anywhere, anytime. It doesn't matter if I don't have the right clothes or "enough time". Excuses are no longer valid. Well, at least for now.
My boys love being able to play outside for long hours everyday without frying to a crisp. I love the fresh air and bright blue skies. We all feel happier, calmer and sleep better at night.
I love Texas in the winter!