From a 16 to a 6
Friday, September 04, 2009
Wowzers... Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work to start noticing some results. Other times, it comes as easy as going shopping! A coworker of mine told me that one of the local stores was having great sales, so I stopped down after work to check it out. I saw a cute pair of pants and decided that I should really pick up a pair in my size, since all of my other pants require a belt these days. The problem was, I didn't really know what my size was, so I grabbed a 6 and an 8 & headed to the dressing room. Just for laughs (or motivation) I tried on the 6 first, thinking darn well that they wouldn't get past my thighs, let alone my hips. I was floored when I shimmied them on and was able to button them, nonetheless. I thought I would try the 8's on, just as a comparison, only to find out they were way too big. It's hard to believe that less than 2 years ago I was hitting a size 16 and now, after A LOT of hard work and dedication, I have managed to get into a 6. I'm not sure I was in a size 6 at my lowest weight of 129 my senior year of college. And although I haven't hit that number on my scale yet, it just goes to show that the scale doesn't necessarily mean you're skinnier or more toned.
When I went to step class last night, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror & was amazed... for the first time I saw a healthy, skinny me. I mean, even two days ago, when I looked into that same mirror, all I saw was a tub-a-lub... it's amazing what a pair of pants can do for ones self esteem!