The Adventures of a Middle Aged Woman

Hello Friends!

I think the title of this post should be my new tagline! It’s been quite the week!

First I had a traumatic experience at a kick boxing class and then shopping for a swimsuit is also traumatizing! Not to mention a curling iron malfunction today!! There is a lot of trauma going on in my life! LOL and that’s why I thought I should share!

I’ve been increasing my physical activity lately (It really helps me feel good and I sleep better at night) and so I thought I would join a kick boxing class at my local gym. I got all dressed up in my fun exercise clothes (striped pants and tank by JCPenney) and the class started. I immediately knew I was in trouble… the instructor started barking out instructions for the next “set”- “1, 2, 3, 4 double punch, sway punch, step back kick punch, rear kick in each corner, 1 punch, 2 punch, 3 punch, etc….’Does everyone have that’ as she points in my direction??? UH NO! SOMEONE HELP ME! At one point during one of the “sets” there is a step where the a participant will stomp her legs quickly as if she is a football player, then pivot to the right, stomps again, pivot again to the right, stomps again, and pivots back to center…only yours truly is a BEGINNER and is standing there stumped when the whole class pivots to FACE ME! Seriously kill me now…this is the worse evening EVAAAAA! It’s right up there with high school…how is this possible?? Most of the 60 minute class I am just stepping to the right and left trying to keep my heart rate up while thinking WTF?? There weren’t any prerequisites for this class? I mean if I was to take college Trig, there would be information letting me know if I was prepared or not…but not this kick boxing class….it was a sad and pathetic but somewhat amusing/memorable experience.

Yesterday I went swimsuit shopping with my good friend Sepideh and really we had so much fun talking and shopping but hardly found any swimsuits until the end of the day. We drove to Park City in super bad weather- heading to Park City there was an accident the other direction and my car slid in a couple spots so I was way careful and slow (which is a bummer because it’s a super fun windy road that I’ve drove probably 1,000 times and is fun to drive fast) We went to Tanger Outlets and hit Tommy Bahama cause I was sure they would have a swimsuit (let’s be honest, it’s hard to find a swimsuit in Utah in January, actually this was Mission Impossible not mission difficult 😉 hahaha and we went to about seven stores but no swimsuit….that isn’t to say I did not buy anything (that’s another blog) haha On our way home we hit Shops at Riverwoods and tada! Lime Ricki has some fun darling swimsuits! I totally forgot they were there, so we got all excited and popped in (braving the freezing rain). I found several tops/bottom combinations to take in the dressing room but soon figured out the sizing is small….Sepideh and I are both trying on suits so how do I get out of the dressing room half dressed and switch sizes?? I try calling the cashier lady…”Help?? Please help”??? Finally she  heard me calling and got me other sizes…I found two real cute swimsuit options although the red one was difficult to manage in the smaller size (basically my bust was trapped above the suit and I couldn’t move it without breaking my shoulder)! I almost called for help again! Help my (*****) are trapped, I can’t get it off”! Thankfully I finally got it off without breaking my arms or leaving my bust trapped…(Does this happen to anyone else???Seriously??- truth be told my friend almost called me for help as she was struggling with the same thing!!) I was sweating by the time I got out of the predicament! This is real life people! I know (first world problems)….lol

Then today as I began getting ready for church, I grabbed a section of my hair to curl and NOTHING…. hmmmm yeah it’s plugged in, yeah it’s switched on, that’s odd the heat setting is on high….what is going on?? I try again and nothing…this is not my week is it??First the kick boxing, then the swimsuit, then the curling iron?? It all happens in three’s right? LOL so I get out my curling wand which I’ve never mastered and try to get that to work in time to get to church….of course my hair is not cooperating because this is just different, it’s a dirty hair day, now I’m in a hurry, and let’s all be stubborn and make my life hard! And I put together something super cute for today and my hair is doing this?? Really? Isn’t it a weekend? Can’t we all work together?? Oh my gosh, I just had to let it go and realize that no one really notices what I’m freaking out about. I do KNOW THAT FOR SURE…MY INSECURITIES ARE ONLY MINE, NO ONE ELSE KNOWS…. 🙂

So I hope you had a laugh with me over the last few days. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE.

To complete my post, here are some pics of my outfit today. I matched a metallic pleated beige skirt (WhoWhatWear, Target) with my ruffle sleeve gray sweater (WhoWhatWear, Target) and my Target fishnet hose along with my Target ANewDay leopard booties. I added my chunky necklace I’ve had for years from Burlington Coat Factory? Isn’t the whole thing fun?? I think it helps to make up for all the trauma this week LOL!

I’ve added a picture of my new swimsuit from Lime Ricki! This is a real risk for me as I’m not super stable in my body positivity in a swimsuit yet…

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