Tag: Working Out

To Buy Or Not To Buy

“To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Ay, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause..”

As I typed the title of this blog post, I thought of Hamlet’s famous soliloquy. Yes, the title is an obvious allusion to Hamlet, but I was again struck by the beauty of it all. When I was 18, I was convinced that I would become a famous Shakespearean scholar à la Harold Bloom. Whatever happened to that? Sometimes life throws us some curve balls…many, many curve balls.

Today was a cleaning day for me. I finally got my 3 melmers somewhat organized even though my closet is still a disaster area. There are so many things that I would like to do for this blog, but I’ve been so lazy about it lately that I just finally sat down and started working on simple things. First of all, I have created a facebook page for this blog so please visit my page if you enjoy reading my posts. I don’t know how all this stuff works yet (I can’t seem to figure out how to publicize my blog and connect it to Facebook), but I guess I will learn as I go. I’d also like to change the format around, but that can wait.

I am ashamed to say that I went on some sort of polish binge this last week. Counting all my purchases, I acquired about 30 new nail polishes. My biggest splurge came when Zoya announced their Earth Day Promo. Damn Zoya and all their fabulous promos. I ended up purchasing way more than I should have because at 50% off, I’d be stupid not to…right? RIGHT?! Well, I need a nail intervention. I went to buy a new interview outfit, and I realized how crappy it will be if I end up in a stuffy office where I won’t be able to sport all my different nail polishes. That would be so stifling and sad.

Because I’ve been talking about going to the gym and working out for eons, I promised myself that I would not buy anymore polish until I lose 10 lbs. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Yes, you read correctly. I will NOT buy polish until I lose 10 lbs. I am jogging in place while I type this. Yes, it is very difficult. Last year I had a fantastic trainer that totally kicked my ass but unfortunately he is no longer in my budget while I look for work. You know, I’ve grown accustomed to having a roof over my head so I guess rent is more pressing than a personal trainer. There were days when I wanted to punch him in the face (which I nearly did a couple of times when we had our boxing days), but it was great to have someone to guide you and push you past what you think are your limits. Plus, he always commented on my nail polish which made me think he was gay for the first few months, but I love talking nail polish so it’s not like I cared. Now I have to motivate myself to get back on track which is not going to be easy. However, I think that the motivation of wanting to get new nail polish is really going to push me until I get used to going to the gym regularly again. It will be good for me. In the words of Elle Woods: ” Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.”  Well, I doubt I would shoot my husband if I had one…I mean, unless he messed with my polish because that’s just off-limits.

My no-buy policy started today. I know there are a few collections coming out next month that I REALLY want so I better get my ass in gear. Literally.