Disclaimer: There is a lot of excited hand-clapping in this post. You’ve been warned.
Happy to be back at Booty Camp Fitness this week because as sweaty as it is and as much as I might dislike the occasional burpee and wind sprint, it works, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While we were waiting to get our booties beaten back into shape, Vicky commented on my skinny legs.
I finally got proper workout/running pants AND pants that actually fit. Bonus! And despite the lumps and cellulite bumps my legs are looking leggy rather than stumpy.
And that happy smile on my face?
Well I went clothes shopping today because it was getting pretty desperate. My yoga pants looked like maternity pants and owning only two pairs of jeans that fit makes getting dressed everyday a bit limiting. “Hmmm, baggy yoga pants or a pair of jeans? Oh wait, my jeans are in the wash…”
Along with another pair of running pants and running shirt, I bought myself two pairs of yoga pants, a few shirts, and a pair of jeans.
And look. LOOK! Do you see? No XXL, no 1X, or 2X or 3X. Just a regular old XL from a regular old clothing store (Old Navy) . I had to go back twice to the floor to get smaller sizes. And when I got home I filled another black garbage bag full of clothes to donate.
The pair of jeans I bought? I tried them on in November. Actually I think I tried on every single style of jeans Old Navy carries in an attempt to find the right pair for my big 30 pound celebration. Not a single pair fit. But today? The jeans (might I add they aren’t even the largest size Old Navy carries) fit. They actually FIT! <insert excited jumping up and down>
But it gets better. That awful plateau where I hovered for the month of December? I have scrambled, climbed, and hauled myself off it to the next level. I weighed myself on Wednesday, giggled at the ridiculous number, then weighed myself again on Thursday, and actually shook my head because it was lower. I averaged the two for a 4 pound loss this week <more excited hand clapping>
Except it gets better. Seriously. When I totalled the numbers I have lost 37.6 pounds since starting Losing It. My weight loss goal when I started was 75 pounds and as of today I’m a smidge (0.1 lbs) more than halfway there! Suddenly it doesn’t seem ridiculous or impossible that this is actually doing to happen <giddy excited hand clapping whilst jumping up and down>
I’m elated. Giddy. And 110% committed to making it the rest of the way to my goal. I have been tracking every piece of food that passes my lips, guzzling water, ignoring the pedometer (note to others: it strongly dislikes being worn with loose yoga pants), and returning to my running routine despite fighting off a multitude of kid germs and generally feeling ill and tired.
One more <hand clap> just for good measure