When I woke up this morning I wasn’t in the best mood. As I prepared to take my son to school (ensuring he does all the bathroom business, gets dressed and downstairs with enough time to eat at the table) I had a fleeting thought. I wasn’t going to find something to wear today in the pile of clean clothes on my bed.. So why not try on the old size 6 jeans. The last time you tried them – which is an exaggeration – you couldn’t get the legs up past your knees!
Although I knew what the scale said this week and I wasn’t hopeful about fitting in the gyms based on the GREAT but I didn’t think quite low enough number to my surprise the jeans fit. Albeit tightly but I was able to wear them in public without fearing I’d be given strange looks for obviously wearing pants way too small.
A small victory. But honestly, I have to say it is a HUGE one to me! I literally haven’t been able to wear these pants for well over a year. I am really taking care of myself now and my body is changing. I am still a work in progress, I am still battling depression but these days I am doing better. So I CELEBRATE me, this “small” but BIG victory for me.
And I truly THANK YOU! Without you I don’t think I could do it. No, most of you are not out there next to me at Cross-Fit or huffing and puffing with me on a long run but YOU INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE ME! Those of you who are out there running, biking, being physical – or not but finding that as I share my story you are being compelled to start a journey to healthy living too. And for those who like me struggle to maintain a major weight loss and inspire me by the number of years you’ve managed to stay at your goal weight. I just thank every single person who has virtually patted me on the back and said “Job well done!” It means more than you know.
I must retire, I am getting up EARLY in the morning to meet at 5:00AM for a 16 mile run. This will be my longest distance yet. Wish me luck!