Day to Day

The inspiration of tight pants

It’s no secret that I’ve been off the wagon for about a year now. The weight has slowly crept up, and at the time I was dealing with a lot of other emotions, such as anxiety and depression. Needless to say, working out and eating healthy was far from my first priority with school and everything else.

Today as I was getting ready for work, I realized my usual pair of khakis was in the wash and I had to face the truth. I put on a pair of Dickies’ that are a size 18, they werenโ€™t exactly loose when I bought them, and they have zero stretch to them. As I pulled them up to my hips, I realized just how much weight I’ve put back on. I inhaled and sucked in long enough to get them zipped and reluctantly buttoned. I found a loose blouse I could wear so no one could see my body protruding over my pants. At least I hope they couldn’t.

I’ve made a point to not weigh myself recently and I know it’s not good to avoid the scale when you’re not exercising and eating poorly. I know. I should’ve weighed myself when we got back from Europe, because we walked anywhere from 15-23K steps a day even on days we spent the airport. I know I lost some weight on vacation. Even as we were coming back, my thought was: I’ve got a good start, focus on getting over 10-12K steps a day. If I lived in Europe, that wouldn’t be a problem. Living in Kentucky, I can’t get that just by commuting. I actually have to do some work if I want to get the recommended 10K steps.

Sure, I could make more excuses as to why I’ve put on weight or how hard it is to get start over again. It is hard as hell to start over yet again. Unfortunately, my excuses don’t burn any calories. Even if it’s hot out, I have a gym membership that I’m paying for every month; I have workout videos if I don’t feel like driving. I need to own this weight I’ve put on and quit talking about the fact it’s there and do something about it.

I’m not going to make some sort of sweeping declaration like I’m going to do x, y, and z, because I will set myself up for disappointment changing too many things at once. I’m just going to try moving more at the moment to get my body back in the habit. Typically when I exercise, I tend to eat better and eat less bad stuff without even trying. We shall see how this goes…

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    July 3, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Best of luck. I know it is hard. Hang in there.

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      July 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Thank you and best of luck to you as well!

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    Rebecca Jo
    July 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Girl… I have no shorts from last year that aren’t so uncomfortable that I’m just avoiding them. That’s such a BLAH feeling… I know what you’re talking about.

    I’m jumping on this bandwagon with you.

    I think we’re best friends that just haven’t met yet ๐Ÿ™‚

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      July 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Nothing spells defeat like not fitting into clothes that once fit. Yay for joining me! And I agree, I think we are BFFS who haven’t met YET! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Sweetman @
    July 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Great to see you getting back at it!

    I’m currently reading ‘The Power of Habit’ a great book that helps you understand how to take your poor habits and turn them into healthy habits…I highly suggest you check it out!

    Anyway, I’m always happy to find fellow geeks and nerds writing about fitness… You have a new reader!

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      July 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      I’ve seen that book around and I keep meaning to check it out, thanks for reminding me! And you have a new reader as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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