New Jeggings

Lazy outfit!: my brother’s white shirt and herbench (lol, I know) jeggings/knit jeans. I am aware that my shoes are mismatched; I was undecided, was in a hurry, and needed to take photos. I ended up leaving the house with the yellow pair (from tOnic at The Ramp).

I shall now subject you to my whining about my body. The jeggings I am wearing (which I bought yesterday) are a size 28. A TWENTY-EIGHT. I have never been a TWENTY-EIGHT. I have been an extra-small, a small, a medium, and most often— a 27. I’m aware that for a girl with my bones/frame, a 26 would be most appropriate. I don’t didn’t mind being a 27, though, because all it meant is that I had a cute, little belly.


I actually fit into a 27 but I made the smart choice and went with the 28 to avoid muffin topping. They also fit more comfortably. I have five weeks of Insanity left and I’m still not seeing any visible, physical results. I should be discouraged and frustrated but looking at the sorry state of midsection just makes me more determined to lose the flab and get toned.

Jeggings have pockets! Heh, my first pair didn’t have any.

I wanted to get some sweaters, too, yesterday. Unfortunately, my stupid bank’s system was offline (again. What else is new?) and I couldn’t use my debit card. I had to charge the jeggings to my credit card which is always my last option. Rage rage rage.

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  • Reply Carina September 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm


    P.S. They look good on you.
    P.P.S. I want your shoes!

  • Reply thysz September 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    The real win in this photo are the mismatched shoes! Also, dat arse. LOL! Mishoo Helga!

  • Reply Riz September 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I’m a 28 too. *tears* :(

    But yeah, they look good on you just the same. Herbench should pay you for the endorsement, I think I want to get a pair myself. :)

  • Reply Marina September 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’m having fun pronouncing jeggings =X you look great! and 28 is fine, girl.

  • Reply Smarla September 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    there’s nothing wrong with size 28 :) love the mismatched shoes :D

  • Reply Len September 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm


  • Reply Justine September 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    The last time I checked, I was a size 28..27 gave me serious muffin top. Although my F21 pants are like 26 and I don’t know how I fit in them. I don’t know what size I am now.. probably a 38 LOL.

  • Reply m September 28, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    helga, where did you get the insanity workout?

    • Reply Helga September 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      My friend got me a copy!

  • Reply kate September 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    i am embarrassed to say what size i am :( You’re nicely proportioned, Helga! Don’t worry too much about that number :)

  • Reply Angie September 29, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I love your jeggings and it fits you perfectly. I wish my body is as proportioned as yours.

  • Reply Ela September 29, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Every girl commenting on this post wants to have your body, including me. You look good! :)

  • Reply Crystal September 29, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I love the mismatched shoes! And shut up – I’m like a 29!

  • Reply NicNitty September 29, 2010 at 8:03 am

    love the mismatched shoes…
    They used one of your pics on Consumerist – http://consumerist.com/2010/09/thieves-suck-money-from-supermarket-safes-with-vacuum-cleaner.html

  • Reply razielle September 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    No, Bench have small sizes. If you’re a 28 in Bench you are most likely still a 27 in other brands :-)

  • Reply Jayrin September 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Cute butt! :)

  • Reply Anna September 30, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    how do you take photos of yourself? Assuming that you have a tripod but some photos are just to hard to imagine capturing even with a tripod.

    • Reply Helga October 1, 2010 at 12:29 am

      Just a tripod/any flat surface and a remote =) Do you have a specific photo in mind?

  • Reply B October 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Coming from a guy, your body shape/size is fine, great actually.

    I don’t understand why so many females are hung up on trying to be emaciated and thin. Healthy is one thing, but those you see who are stick thin (apart from marathon runners) tend to actually be in really bad shape. I guess fashion is more important than function to some? Lame.

    Just add some squats into your regular workouts to gain a bit more muscle on your thighs and butt and you’ll be perfect.

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