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.