I don't know if I have ever shared this with you all? But I have a major shoe fetish! I love me some shoes! When I moved out for college I took 150 pairs of shoes with me! No joke we counted! 150! Since pregnancy and the ridiculous swelling that occurred, I have been unable to wear any of my super hot heels that I love! The swelling started at about 19 weeks and just progressively got worse. There were some heels I could wear until about 24 weeks, but after that it was Cr*ocs, flip flops and my Co*ns. Fast forward to the end of pregnancy, I really didn't go anywhere where heels were required, so I've pretty much lived in my flip flops or my Harley*Davidson boots, until Christmas. Then I broke a pair out. Well surprise surprise...I can no longer fit into 3/4 of my heels. My feet have grown a full size. I did notice this when I went back to the gym, as I had to buy a new pair of sneakers, but I was really hoping that my heels (foolishly hoping) would still fit. (F bomb about to be dropped)
(Are you fucking kidding me that I can't fit into any of my old jeans, shirts or SHOES!!! Whatever!)
Now that I am looking at going back to work in a couple of weeks, I really need to figure something out. It's not necessary that I dress up every day. Which is great since I can't fit (well I can but they are still snug) into any of my dress work pants. And my shirts.... God don't get me started! And I refuse to go out and spend a small fortune on clothes that I have no intention of wearing for more than 3 months. So what I have decided to do is buy some tunic tops and a couple of pairs of leggings (not too expensive). But now the question remains...what to do about shoes???? :)
I walked casually into a sale yesterday! CaChing!
I thought these would look good with a pair of tights or skinny jeans (which I have) and a tunic or long dress shirt (which I also have). Plus it's not a stiletto high heel which is going to take me awhile to get back to. My feet really changed with pregnancy. They still hurt a lot. The Dr. thinks I have arthritis in my feet now. Awesome! So I don't really see myself rocking the stilettos for a 6-8 hour shift anymore. Especially considering I actually do have to run quiet a bit with my job. It's amazing that for 7 years before pregnancy I used to run all the time for customers in all kinds of weather wearing 4 inch heels, and never fell! But at 6 months pregnant in flip flops I fell flat on my face walking! LOL! I really wish men could experience pregnancy. Anyway onto the deal! I actually scored these boots for $30! :0 This is awesome since we are trying really hard to save money so we can do our FET in October.
Now if I had like $100 mad money I would actually go and buy these! I love my Ni*kes but I would absolutely love a really, really good pair of running shoes. My Ni*kes are more of a cross trainer, and since I'm running so much now... Ahh well!
I did finally make it back to the gym yesterday. I ran 3.06 miles. So I ran for 31 minutes and walked for 4. Not too bad considering I have pneumonia. I had to use my puffer once at the 24 minute mark as I felt like my airway was closing up. But it felt pretty good. I didn't get to do much more than that there though. I didn't even get to stretch and I'm suffering for that today. But I'm planning to go tomorrow morning to do Cardio and strength training.
Anyway this has become a long post, and I feel like I'm rambling...Sorry folks...!