Wednesday, September 15, 2010

one pants and map of Kentucky

At some point between this decade and the last, I missed the trend that calls for the waistband of one's gym shorts to be rolled down upon itself. I do not understand this. From my point of view, it creates a muffin top where there might not previously have been one. It certainly doesn't make your shorts stay put any better, and it puts you one step closer to exposing your buttcrack--or more--to everyone when you have to pull your shorts up even more than usual because you've rolled the waistband down. Is exposing yourself the goal? Have I become a dinosaur-ish prude before the age of 30? What is GOING ON HERE?

Despite my misgivings, when I saw a cute pair of gray yoga pants with a fold-over waistband at the NEX a couple of weeks ago, I had to have them. Why? Because they have pink bunnies on them, just like the hoodies my sister and I wore on my wedding day. They're from the same designer.

I splurged on the pants while Jason was gone because I met a goal: getting my weight under 200 pounds. While it has since gone back over that line (thanks, cupcakes and pizza), we've started going to the gym together and I think I'm a workout or two away from being back in the 100s zone. My workout today went well; I did a mile on the elliptical in 10:05, and my two-mile pace was only slightly higher. I know I can do better than that, so I definitely have a non-weight goal to work toward.

I'll leave you with what Jason said to me in the car on the way to the gym this afternoon, when I asked him about hooking up my headphones to the TV receivers on the machines:

"You just have to keep sticking it in the holes until you find the right one."


(Here's an explanation of TWSS jokes for those who aren't in the know.)

(And if anybody else remembers that commercial in the subject line in which a man with an accent says "I come to this country with one pants and map of Kentucky," please speak up, because I can't remember what the ad was for but it made me laugh every time.)


H.C. Bishop said...

It may be lame... But I would have said "That's what she said!"

Ha ha... I'm not 28 or anything...

As if.

H.C. Bishop said...

Oh, I have always hated the rolling the top of your shorts thing... Its ploy used by those silly skinny girls to lessen the fabric covering their stomachs and asses.

I wish we lived near each other. I am too am on a weight loss journey.

Salt said...

I love the pants! And that picture of you and Kate!
Good job getting back to the gym! You will be at your goal in no time, I'm sure.

Cupcakes have been my downfall lately also.

Bev said...

Cute pants!! Congrats on meeting your goal. Sounds like you're well on your way to getting back down below 200 again ASAP, too. Good job!

Brittany Ann said...

1. Love the pants! And nice job on the weight loss!

2. I used to wear my shorts like that. In high school. But no more. My fat doesn't need that kind of encouragement.

The Random Blogette said...

So speaking of rolled over shorts, there is a cheerleading squad that practices when my son has football practice. There is this girl who wears jean short and then wears sweatpants over them with the sweatpants rolled down so you can see her jean shorts. Since when is that a good luck for anyone?

Anyways, good job on the weight loss! I am assuming that is your butt in the pic and it looks good!

April said...

I think those pants are cute! :-)

And love TWSS! LOL

The Steffens said...

Rolling over your shorts is for sorority hussies. For serious. Maybe I should have written about that as something I hated over on the fashion blog.

But those pants are adorable and not hussy-ish. Promise :)