June Project 12 Update!


This month has been way easier than I thought it would be.  It is actually very liberating to have only 12 items to choose from.    I had church, 2 doctors appointments and a funeral this past week.  The dress was perfect.  The  shorts and purple shirt are now my uniform when I get home.  No one notices or cares that I have worn the same items for the past 12 days.   (To my dismay and surprise, not everyone thinks about me constantly.)

The yoga gear is a different story.  I have 3 outfits.  (3 pants/3 tops) There are days when I teach 3 classes a day.  It is one degree short of hell on the temperature gauge in the studio I teach most of my classes, so there is no way I can wear the same clothes.   Then, factor in if I want to do my own practice.  (That’s four if you need some help)  So I cheated twice.


I have to do laundry every day now.  One morning my clothes weren’t dry yet.  I was subbing a class I don’t normally teach, so I had not planned to need an extra change of clothes that early in the day.    I wore yoga pants and a top that are not “12 approved.”   Later in the week, I had a private client, right after I taught 90 minutes of hot power yoga.  There was no way I could lead my client with those same clothes.  So, here I am in this red number, which is not on my list.


I teach 6:00am classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Y2 Yoga.  Not sure if you are up that early, but it can be a little chilly.  (actually it is not chilly.  My body temperature is just all jacked up from all the hot yoga.)   So I wore this.  I was so embarrassed that someone would notice, and as soon as I got in the studio, I slipped it off and shoved it in a cubby.  (And again…NO ONE CARES)

At almost the halfway point, I really do love this project so far.  (minus the laundry!)  I do wish I added a jacket to the list, and I also wished I added a swimsuit cover up.  Here in the South, women wear cover ups.  Period.  My mom raised me to wear one, and I tell my daughter to wear one.  You simply don’t eat lunch with your bathing suit on.  (We are not at the Jersey Shore people!)  I even see my husband put on a t-shirt, and tell my son to do the same.    Summer just started, but we have already hit the pool, I have been using my towel as a skirt and it is a little annoying.  I also have been going to the bathroom in just my bathing suit.  (gasp!)


Those that much covet are with gain so fond,
For what they have not, that which they possess
They scatter and unloose it from their bond,
And so, by hoping more, they have but less;
Or, gaining more, the profit of excess
Is but to surfeit, and such griefs sustain,
That they prove bankrupt in this poor-rich gain.

–William Shakespeare



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