Cece Aiello

Cece Aiello

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Day 29- Timing and the White Jeans Challenge

  • Oct 14th, 2015 at 10:43AM

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If my life was a rom-com feature, wouldn't this be about the point in the story arc where something disrupts the budding romance between the protagonist and the numero uno love interest? You know, to create dramatic tension, punish hubris, and provide opportunities for growth. Blah blah blah. Well, dear readers, I aim to not disappoint... I have been withholding some information about the Professor...

But first, let's talk about these white jeans. I've always loved white jeans- to me they scream casual Hamptons chic- a look that is particularly hard to pull off when one has never been to the Hamptons and so for all I know, the beautiful people of the Hamptons don't wear white jeans at all. But I digress. I've always loved white jeans but have never owned a pair because they are very, very, unforgiving. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about.

But I bought these jeans online a few days ago and I purposely bought them 1 size too small. The pictures do not do them justice, so you just have to believe me- they are so dang tight right now. My very Chinese mother would call them sausage casings. So the challenge is for me to confidently and comfortably strut around in these jeans come Day 90, without invoking any pork-related metaphors. The key to motivating someone is finding their driver- well made, WELL FITTING, beautiful clothes motivate me to the moon and back. They are fully refundable in 60 days but Lord knows I love spending money so I hope I don't have to return them!

So yes, the Professor...well. The fact is that this dear man is...

Not completely single. Not legally at least. God, that makes me sound like a tart. So here’s the low down: The man filed for divorce in April after TEN years of marriage (!!!), and it will be finalized at the end of this month. On my birthday, incidentally. Of course I didn't know any of this when I agreed to meet him for a beer for the first time that fateful night in August.

Against my better judgement, a beer turned into a date turned into a 3 hour tour. But now I'm afraid that the tour has come to an end.

It all came down to a simple, single disruptive word- BROWNIES. Just kidding, it came down to Timing! Oh Timing, you got me good here- but we gotta do, what we gotta do. The farewell was very amicable and as a true sign of friendship in this modern age, we've agreed to be Facebook pals.

Dating and Kenzai is a combustible duo and it has forced me to be super selective in who I share my food grams with and less generous in determining who is worth the extra calories for a glass of wine. While the Professor was worth it, I can’t say I’m dying to jump back into the game this very second. We train too hard to just blow it! A friend messaged today with a man’s picture and said an architect was waiting behind Door Number 2, will I open it? I don’t know… maybe I will just focus on fitting into those white jeans for a bit.

 
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13 comments

Kim BensonKim BensonKenzai Member
Trainerover 6 years ago

Oh man the white jeans are smoking! I think that's an excellent way to focus your energy right now. I'm sorry things didn't pan out with the professor but it sounds like you are taking care of you and that's what matters! Big hugs buddy!


    Suzanne L.Suzanne L.Kenzai Member
    over 6 years ago

    Cecilia I actually think you are rocking the jeans now! So I reckon you'll need to exchange for another size smaller by the end of your KB2! Work itttttt ! haha x


      Jordan BentzJordan BentzKenzai Member
      Creative Directorover 6 years ago

      Awesome post. Like reading a cool, Kenzai-relevant version of Bridget Jones' Diary. And I've always been jealous of humans (guys, girls, doesn't matter) who can pull off cool pants-tones. It's a true art.


        Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
        Trainerover 6 years ago

        Damn! Too good to be true. Moving on along. Architect sounds promising - you're going to have to try that out. Your enquiring readers need more Kinder tales.
        And damn girl - you are ready to put those jeans to the test!
        I'm sure the architect could also appreciate pants-tones (btw nice one Jordan!).


          Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
          over 6 years ago

          I'm with Suzanne - as long as you can sit down, you're golden! Afterall - you got the zipper done up! (Though I am not sure about the Hamptons in the autumn/winter with white....). There had to be a catch with the Professor...too good to be true! I would have a go with the architect....strong creative side and if he's as eloquent as John M..... We all wait in anticipation of the Kenzai Dating Diaries!


            Jess SwarbreckJess SwarbreckKenzai Member
            Trainerover 6 years ago

            I would LOVE to look like that in a pair of jeans. You got great legs C!
            The professor sounded cool but not the hero you deserve, clearly! Always love reading your blog :)


              Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Member
              Trainerover 6 years ago

              Thank you ladies & gent-Your support in me wearing white after Labor Day is much appreciated!!! For our non-American friends- Not sure if this "fashion faux pau" is only relevant in the US or if it's a global no-no?


                Shaun W.Shaun W.Alumni
                .over 6 years ago

                Yo..great motivation and way to measure your progress... I did a similar thing after body, I threw out all my cloths pretty much and bought the size I should be at. Now when I start to feel them getting tighter I know its time to bring it back in.


                  Jessica B.Jessica B.Alumni
                  over 6 years ago

                  What my little brother said! ^


                    David M.David M.Kenzai Member
                    over 6 years ago

                    Clear proof that brownies are bad for us in multiple dimensions!
                    Two thumbs up on the white jeans! I think in Florida they wear them all year round anyways :)


                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                      Head Trainerover 6 years ago

                      Your white jean bravado is just the motivation I have needed to purchase a pair of green jeans. Thanks CC. And of course, like the rest of your dear readers, I can't see what is behind door #2!


                        Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Member
                        Trainerover 6 years ago

                        I, too, am blessed/cursed with an Asian mother who tells it like it is. However, I think your mom might be wrong in this case as your legs look fabulous! Not everyone can pull off white jeans and you are there, girl!

                        I am sorry about the Professor but I like that you are putting yourself first. Only 58 more days and you can open all the doors you want. Although the architect does sound interesting...


                          Cece AielloCece AielloKenzai Member
                          Trainerover 6 years ago

                          @Ward, hope you bought them in a size too small as well!
                          @Kim, 58 days sounds soooo farrrrr away! Note to self, do not go crazy swinging open all the damn doors.


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