I'm wearing the last of my "skinny pants". All of my cloths pre-weight gain now fit again. All of them, including the lone hold out pair of jeans I've been itching to get back into. It's the end or an era for me. I often saw these pants as "I've made it!" pants, the finish line if you will. Now that I'm wearing them, I want more. I'm still 7.5 pounds away from my goal, and that's ok, I know I'm going to get there. It's a glorious day to be wearing pants, the pants I never thought I'd wear again. They've been buried in the back of my closet for five and a half years now, I never could bring myself to part with them. The last time I was "skinny" I didn't have to work for it. I was younger, I didn't exercise, I didn't watch what I ate, because honestly I didn't do much eating, we'll call this phase college drunkarexia. Sitting here wearing these pants this time around, it feels victorious, considering I fought, clawed, dug, ran, cried, sweat, and poured all of my inner self into this journey to wear them. I did it though. I freaking did it. That folks is the silver lining, the scale doesn't know everything, but my hips don't lie, I'm wearing my skinniest ever pants again. Pants that only fit me for two months previously, then I started gaining weight. Drunkarexia is impossible to maintain yo. Eventually you get hungry, and classes start back up so you actually have to study and not go out every night. Womp Womp! (I really miss college)
(Left) December 2007- 20 years old out at a bar (In Louisiana it's legal to be in a bar at 18)
(Right) November 2012- 25 years old headed to work in the exact same pair of pants!
I must say, I feel ten times better at 25 than I did at 18,19, or 20. It feels good to be a boss lady gangsta!!!!!!!
Last night I got in my 6 mile goal run. I felt great. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but a little six mile run is easy for me now. I need to start pushing out my distances, however, having to eat and drink while running makes it more complicated and I can run the full six without any water and feel fine. This will be my next goal, push for 7 miles, maybe I can talk Mr.Noel into following me in the car and giving me some water around mile four. I'm good with sweet talk :)
here. My legs, hips, and knees, have never felt more incredible after a run. My next pair of running shoes will be Newton's without a doubt. Plus they come in all these super fun colors. Who can resist that?
Kate and I had our usual Friday morning sweaty date! We were both feeling extra blah about working out this morning. It's impossible to always be on boss lady fire. Thankfully, we have each other. We both powered through the don't wants, and now I feel amazing, just like I knew I would.
Friday AM Work Out:
45 Minutes Elliptical Trainer
20 Minutes Forward
20 Minutes Backward
5 Minute Blast it out Combo
Toned in 12 Abs- 2 Rounds
Tomorrow morning, I'm running the Color Run with Susannah in NOLA! Yeah, that's right, I'm doing this! I'm sure I'll be blowing up Instagram and Facebook with lots of pics in the am. I'm not trying to PR this run, I'm just going to have fun and enjoy the experience :)
Feeling a little 80's classic movie-esque this morning-
Who am I?
That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! To all my favorite blogging girls in Tulsa, I hope ya'll have an amazing, fun filled weekend, and I wish I could be there with ya :) Cheers to Blissdom!