Size 6, really?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The other day I went to J.C. Penney to check out their sales. I needed some new jeans because I noticed that the jeans I owned were starting to look a bit baggy. Plus, they were old.

Out of habit, I went to the size 10 jeans because that was the size of my old jeans. I got a pair that I liked, but then I went to the size 8 jeans and picked out a pair. Then my dream mind set in and I slid out a pair of size 6. I carried the fantasy to its end by taking all three pairs into the fitting room.

The size 10 was too big. The size 8 was slightly baggy around the butt and legs. I held up the size 6 jeans. Could I possibly fit in these, I wondered? I removed the size 8 jeans and slipped on the size 6. They fit the way jeans should fit on a woman who has lost weight, EXCEPT that they were snug around the waist. This has always been my trouble spot.

I bought them anyway. I bought them because I have a 10K coming up at the end of August and I know that by then my waistline will be at least one inch smaller. It happened to me when I trained for the 5k.

Maybe I am jumping the gun, but my running and strength training have really made a difference in my body and mind. They have given me more confidence, and made me believe that if you don’t give up; your dreams will come true. If you don’t give up, you get to buy a smaller pair of jeans.
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    Good for you!

    Best wishes on your run! You will do great and those jeans will be just right for you.
    2211 days ago
    I'm so proud of you girl. Your training for 10K !!. emoticon Have no fear. Those size 6's will be your fit in no time.

    It is truly amazing what you can do, if you set your mind to it and keep plugging along. You are inspiring me to do better.

    I'm in 8's and 10's now. And I have this great little outfit in a 6 pant that will be wonderful for our cruise in October. It's a tight squeeze right now, but I'm sure I can make it by then.

    But this is about YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2215 days ago
    I am so happy and inspired! Good Job Lady!! Man, you are really taking the bull by the horns! emoticon
    2217 days ago
    WooHoo! That's such a great feeling to get into a smaller size!
    2217 days ago
    That's awesome! Good luck with your 10K.

    2217 days ago
    So happy for you! That shopping trip must have been filled with fun and SMILES!!! BEST FEELING EVER!!!

    2218 days ago
    Congratulations to you on your new jean size!!!!!! You are right, in a minute you will be fitting into your size 6 jeans comfortably. Keep moving.

    Good luck to you on your upcoming 10k race next month. Running and strength training will help prepare you for the race. C

    Can't wait to hear about your race.

    Daphne emoticon
    2218 days ago
    Wow!!! Congratulations!
    2218 days ago
    Congratulations!!! I know the feeling!!! I started out with a size 10 pair of jeans, and I kept buying the exact same pair of jeans from Express in smaller sizes until I reached a 2!!! I was ecstatic when it fit!!!
    2218 days ago
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