And Then One Day You Fit In Your Old Pants

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!


Nicolle Lamb

Nicolle Lamb, CEO/Founder of Lane Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing, Nicolle took a leap of faith and started her own company in 2020. She is doing amazing work helping her clients ensure their advertising budgets are spent wisely! She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with 3 amazing kids, one awesome dog, and a wonderful husband. Baseball, Fastpitch, and Volleyball schedules are just a few pieces of Nicolle’s Mom Hustle. Spring tests her sanity every year due to these sports schedules. She enjoys decorating, DIY projects, pretending to be a runner, reading, and spending time with her husband, 3 kids, and her dog.