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.