I'm a medium!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sparkpeople is probably the only place that I can post something like this and have all the ladies here understand exactly what I feel. Whether you've gone from a XXL to an XL or an XL to and L. It feels good to go down. Coming from a place where I weighed 276 pounds and was wearing a snug size 24 from Fashion Bug to be able to buy a size Medium pants is like taking a running leap and hurling myself across the Grand Canyon and landing feet first on the other side unscathed.

So there I was getting ready for Zumba this morning. Got my nice warm clothes out of the dryer and headed upstairs to get dressed. Lately my size L yoga pants have been fitting a little loose but not bad. My workout pants that have the pull string are still an XL but I just cinch them up tight. No biggie. Okay...back to the fresh outta the dryer yoga pants. And we all know what fresh outta the dryer means. Oh yeah that's right. They need to be re-broken in. Well I headed off to Zumba and was bouncing around my pants were sliding down. I had to keep holding them up. Seeing as I am getting certified to teach Zumba on Jan 9th my instructor has been having me teach a song to two every class to get my jitters out. So I'm up there doing my dance to Pink's Funhouse and I have to hold my pants up. We all had a good chuckle and my instructor said she noticed I was a little baggy today. Maybe I should get a smaller size. I never thought of that. I mean really never thought of that. I am 5'8" tall and a very big boned Irish girl. I always though a large was as small as I would go. I left Zumba and headed to Old Navy for some more "Goga Yoga" pants. I do still have my tie pants but I hate how the tie makes my shirt stick out in that certain spot. Makes me look like a "happy" guy...know what I mean? I picked up the mediums and walked around for a while before I tried them on. I was just too nervous. I kept telling myself that a medium probably wouldn't fit. I finally made the dash to the dressing room and low and behold they fit and looked nice. Now I don't mean tube of cookie dough fit. They actually fit. I am on a major high right now. People don't need to do drugs I swear...just workout and get fit and the high will last all day.
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    So happy for you! I can not wait for the day that my pants are too small for me. =)
    I stumbled across your page while scouting for a Zumba group to join & noticed that you are an instructor. I live in a very small town & amazingly enough we have zumba classes. Not many but we do have them, & this Thursday (my day off) I plan on marching straight over there to find out how much the classes are, & hopefully can get good enough to become an instructor myself. =) You are such an inspiration, & as hard as losing this weight has been (and probably will be for quite some time, lol) the thought of joining a group of like-minded people on the journey to "thin & healthy" is so wonderful, & the thought of starting a career in fitness is such a motivation. Tell me, how nervous were you the first time you taught one of your classes?
    Thanks again for being such an inspiration. =)
    2092 days ago
    That is so fantastic. I just happened upon your blog. I'm from the Boston area also. I live on the south shore. Good luck in your cert. I will check in to see how you are doing.
    2454 days ago
    WAY TO GO!!! you are such an inspiration - not only for your new size smaller - but for standing up and taking charge of your life and making it happen for yourself! becoming an instructor is awesome and you are well on your way to being the best fit person you can be! thanks for sharing and thanks for being a great inspiration to those around you! you are awesome! enjoy your day! and your new size too!
    2475 days ago
    Congrats! That's awesome! So happy for ya. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2475 days ago
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