I debated whether to write this blog post. It’s a weird moment. It’s a shout from the rooftops moment. But I also have reservations. I don’t want to come off braggy. And I certainly don’t want anyone to think I think “my shit don’t stink”. But at the same time, I am really proud of my commitment to my fitness and the strides I’ve made.
I will also say, that most days, I don’t acknowledge how far I’ve come or see it. I look at this body every day and there are always things we would want to improve. But I am trying to take pride in the journey and acknowledge my hurdles and wins.
Today I am wearing pants I haven’t worn in 3 years! They fit, they zipped and they are not busting at the seams.
I owe it all to jumping in and taking a leap of faith. I saw a facebook post and a 6 week challenge and I jumped in. I was scared to death, but I was also fed up with being where I was stuck. I was on a path that had me gaining weight every single month and I was so unhappy with myself. The cycle of eat, work, skip a meal, overeat, beat myself up, watch TV, eat, beat myself up, skip my workout. You know the cycle. Anyone who has ever struggled with a Yo-Yo weight gain diet knows this cycle. Honestly, I was so sad and would get so angry with myself. I would tell myself that my diet wasn’t that bad. But it was. I was traveling and eating out for work. And with all of those delicious menus I was never picking a healthy option. I would reward myself with Chai Tea Lattes, every single morning. Because I deserved it! I worked hard and I deserved it.
But you know what I deserve? I deserve to feel good. I deserve to feel the improvements every single day! And I am making that happen.
Today, I know exactly why I was gaining weight. I had all sorts of bad habits that were keeping me stuck in my rut and it seemed like it was a cycle I couldn’t change.
But that’s just the thing. I could change it. And I was the ONLY one that could change it! Here’s the thing, working out feels great. I don’t know one person who doesn’t feel better after a workout. And I am a person who always felt better after a workout. I am happy to say today that my routine is one that I love! And my workout is so fun! My meal prep Sundays are a regular weekly routine. And my schedule includes regular workouts that are challenging, fun, and make me happy! I work out with fun people. I have an accountability partner. She is working toward her wedding dress and I can say although I am 18 years married, I may fit into mine soon! LOL!
So, today I hit a milestone that I wanted to celebrate. It is Happy Pants Day! Oh my, does it feel good to fit in these pants!