So here I am one week away from my boudoir shoot in Greensboro with Simply Boudoir. I feel like I'm coming to the end of a long journey, and everything that I've done (or haven't done) up to this point is all finalized. I've been working out (with increasing intensity) since before Thanksgiving, and I've lost about 8 pounds. Not as much as I'd hoped, but I did tone up quite a bit and I have the added bonus of feeling much more comfortable in my existing clothes.... i.e. lots of breathing room where previously there was very little. Damn jeans. I'd hoped to go down a size by this time, but didn't make it. There's no reason to stop, though!
I do intend to keep up wtih my exercise routine because I'm in the best shape that I've been since, oh, my wedding ten years ago. I can now do crazy moves like plank jacks, plank rows with a dumbell and all sorts of torturous things involving planks. My regular ol' plank is at least 1 minute. Not too shabby.
Now, in the last 6 days before my boudoir shoot I'm just going to finalize all the little details like get a pedicure, eyebrow and lip wax, and possibly a manicure (which I have only had done ONE other time in my whole life, my wedding day) and do some moisturizer with self-tanner (Jergens Natural Glow) over the next 6 days to even out my skin tone. I really like the way that stuff works. It doesn't make you look TAN it just adds a healthy tint that evens out the skin tone, and the New Hampshire pastiness.
My wardrobe selection feels a little disjointed. I SUCK at putting together outfits and I can never find anything that I think looks good on me, so I'm just taking what I have and maybe she can tell me what to wear. <shrug> But I will tell you this: buying lingerie for something like this is crazy expensive, and even though I bought everything on big sale, Kohl's clearance, or even Goodwill, it still feels like ridiculous purchases. However, it must be done.
So it is what it is. Age 35 will be immortalized, and it was the best I could do! No (significant) regrets. Wish me luck!