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Saggy undies and my new mantra.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Well, I've been busily preparing for my trip. That means buying all kinds of stuff that I probably won't use once we get home, but it also means buying some things that are pretty dang important. Like undies. Yep, you heard me. My undies are falling off, and I needed new ones, trip or no.

So, undies falling off might usually be a bad thing, but given the fact that I've been working so hard to get fit, saggy panties are a sure sign that my body is changing. Still, I have to admit, it is getting pretty annoying. I just took my dogs on a walk and kept having to check behind me for fellow walkers as I adjusted my undergarments. I've mentioned before that I'm a skirt wearer. Well, skirts sadly, provide no protection from dropping drawers. I had to constantly take preemptive action, but I made it to the pet store and back without anyone seeing my unmentionables. (I think.)

I'm feeling great, though I have absolutely fallen off the food tracking wagon, and today is the day I'm trying to get back on. My weight is still good, so I'm tempted to just skip the tracking, but I know that is a slippery slope. Anyone have any suggestions? I really hate the time that tracking takes, but I think I need some accountability to myself.

Speaking of accountability, I came up with a new mantra to motivate me to stick with the fitness thing. I can't take complete credit for it, it was very strongly inspired by an image that YDAVIS posted quite a while ago. Hers read something like "Being fat is hard, working out is hard, choose your hard." I loved it. Then this past weekend, when I was once again trying to convince my mother in law to pick up some very low impact activity to improve her health, I came up with my new mantra that I shared with her:

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Fitness is challenging for an hour or two a day. Fatness is challenging 24-7.
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She liked it, but she remains unconvinced. Still, it is helping me stick with workouts even on days when I am not in the mood. I don't want to take a day off because I don't want to feel yucky like I did before.

So, to all my Sparkfriends, I say: in what way will you challenge yourself today?
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  • no profile photo GARBLEDEEGOOK
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    2330 days ago
  • JENNAAW
    Good for you!!! What an awesome feeling that must be! I have a pair of expensive cargo pants I purchased last year (they were super expensive because I am short and had to have them custom altered). They were too tight at the waist so I never wore them! Now I put them on and I look like a weight-loss commercial; I can pull the waistband way out and I still cannot wear them outside because they won't stay up. For once, I don't care because I feel so triumphant. They are very special to me because they are loaded with pockets I can stuff my gear in when hiking. Maybe I can wear a belt with them, even if they look crazy baggy on me now.
    2332 days ago
  • SHIRE33
    Love both phrases!

    I had to give away my XL work out capris because they kept sagging down as I ran! I had to do the "check for traffic and HITCH" thing, too! :D What a great feeling.

    I think undies are next! All my bras are on the last hook, too, and I found out that 42Cs are NOT the same as 38Cs, cup wise. I had no idea.


    2332 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    My challenge is to go for a run tonight after a very full day. Original plan was for a morning run, but I slept until 8:30! Unheard of! Now I am off to get a pedicure, wax and then a special Mass at the cathedral on the eve of Pentecost. I should be home by 6:30. Now that CARDAMOMMA invoked my name, I'm going to have to add hills to the run.
    2332 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    My challenge is to go for a run tonight after a very full day. Original plan was for a morning run, but I slept until 8:30! Unheard of! Now I am off to get a pedicure, wax and then a special Mass at the cathedral on the eve of Pentecost. I should be home by 6:30. Now that CARDAMOMMA invoked my name, I'm going to have to add hills to the run.
    2332 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    My challenge is to go for a run tonight after a very full day. Original plan was for a morning run, but I slept until 8:30! Unheard of! Now I am off to get a pedicure, wax and then a special Mass at the cathedral on the eve of Pentecost. I should be home by 6:30. Now that CARDAMOMMA invoked my name, I'm going to have to add hills to the run.
    2332 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    I love the mantra, but I'll stick with "10 minutes, just get going for 10 minutes"

    Well that and not embarrasing myself in a few weeks.

    However, I hear you on the need for new: Child almost ripped my shorts off yesterday.
    2333 days ago
  • YPPHOTOGAL
    Number one: Kudos on the sagging panties!! Isn't it such a great feeling (I almost lost my pants doing laundry a few weeks ago which prompted me to get rid of all the clothes that were too big!). Number two: I think your mantra is great and I think I might borrow it for when I'm going running and I want to stop before I'm done! So true and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!!
    2333 days ago
  • TOSHARRI
    Loved the blog post :D Gotta love it when you have to shop for new undies (or any other clothes for that matter)! Congrats on your success - keep up the good work!
    2333 days ago
  • K-PO110
    I just had to read a blog named "saggy undies" - thanks for the giggle, but more importantly: CONGRATS on your achievement!

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    2333 days ago
  • CARDAMOMMA
    Love your mantra!

    DOGLADY13 inspired me to add hills to my runs, so today I did 5 miles on all the paths I've avoided because of the hills. It was great!

    Enjoy undie shopping.

    2333 days ago
  • VIXSTERLU
    I am cleaning the house, that's my challenge today (because I loathe it). Love the new mantra!!!!!!
    2333 days ago
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