Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pants Beware !!!

Pants Beware - there is a whole new MO in town!!! This post is specifically dedicated to my Best Friend Mer and to all of you that are working so hard to get rid of those old comfy pants out of your life. Mer has encouraged, supported me and many times laughed with me. The laughter comes from these pants (and most favorite shirt)...but we are hear to talk about the pants. I promised Mer after our last 5K Event I would never wear these pants again....
July 2011 - Size 22 - 24....way too big and the shirt we all know has to go too!!!


...and I have kept that promise. When we did that 5K run almost the first thing Mer told me was that I should never wear these pants again. Yes, they are way too big and way too "used". I will admit that these pants have not made it into the trash, but I have not and will not wear them again. I have had them since about 2003, there is a small hole in the right leg, but they are so comfy and I have worn them more times then I can count on walks, in the yard, during camping trips or working out. They are so stretched out, have no string belt anymore and well, comfy or not, they have to GO!!!! Say hello to my NEW purchase...


(had to share both pics with you...look sexy in the second one - LOL). These will be my new comfy pants. And when they get too big I will upgrade them with a new pair!!! I purchased these about a week ago. My little sis took me into The Gap outlet store. I totally was not going to even look at the racks. I could not understand why we were even in this store. I have never gone into a Gap store. I always thought that there would never be anything in this store for me. When I did get an urge to look at the workout clothes (which by the way they are advertising on TV now - oh, wait - no, that is for Old Navy Clothes Store), I happened across a pair of pants that I thought just might fit me. What it the harm, but I had to be careful, I didn't want to get disappointed. Off to the changing room I went. First pair was just not the right look. Second selection - WOW - I was so excited. Did these really fit me? What the heck? This can't be right?!? I fit into clothes at The Gap??!! What the heck!?!??? I come to find out that they do carry some clothes that go up to Size 20. However, I am working on getting away from a 2 in my clothes. I am in the 1's and one day it would be nice to have just single digits. I am very happy to say that these NEW pants are not only perfect for my workouts, but there is only 1 number before the X on the label. No 3, No 2...just a 1!!!!! You can't imagine how excited I was. 

My excitement was a bit short lived, because the next think I knew I was getting anxious. Maybe it was because they only cost $20.00 (cheap for what I feel is a good price for Gap clothes), but I think the real reason was that I was kind of in a FOG about these pants actually fitting me. I have turned a corner. I should have been shouting from the roof tops, but it was not the place to do it. I was getting a bit giddy, and sort of showed my excitement at the check out counter. As my sis and I headed for the next shop to find her some new shoes I was still in a Fog. Here was this pair of pants in this new bag, in my hand and WOW - does it really only say 1X on it. I am making progress!! I am finally seeing the results!!! OLD pants beware, you are getting replaced by a whole new world of MO!!!! 

I did want to also share that my October Challenge is still going well. I had a rough week and to take care of some of my anxiety I finally got to my punching bag on Friday night and again on Saturday morning. The sweat was coming down. It really felt good. Some of my other workout this weekend included the FINAL door-to-door selling of Scout Popcorn. We did the pulling of the wagon and the walking on both days, a total of 3.5 hours over the two days. His final total of sales is still pending with some other orders, but I do believe he has earned his Scout Scholarship this year (phew, we are tired).  I had to put some of my jogging practice into place when he fell and skinned his knee at one of the houses on Saturday. Off to the car I jogged to grab the first aid kit. By the time I got back he had knocked on 3 more doors, such a trooper. I am so glad this Scout Mom has finally gotten her rear in gear and is getting healthy. So many reasons to do so, but this is my biggest reason !!!!

Staying MOtivated MO

6 comments:

Maren said...

Wow! That's really a big difference! :D Great job!

Michele said...

Love the new outfits! Terrific that you are in smaller sizes and can shop at regular stores now. Yes, getting healthier means doing and be able to do more with our kids and family. Have a great start to your week! michele

Munchberry said...

I understand not wanting to ditch the old pants. No harm putting them in a box for later comparison!

I could not fully admire your new jeans - the picture is a little days, but don't they look like they fit better!

You son looks so cute in his scouts shirt.

Christina @ Just Running said...

Look at you! You look fantastic in your new pants, woman. I can tell you feel fantastic in them, too, since you were doing your sexy pose. Isn't that awesome?

Ha, of course he got up and kept selling while you got the first aid kit. Boys are really something! What's it like to sell the popcorn? I sold Girl Scout cookies when I was a kid, and I love buying them now. I've never bought popcorn, and I worry Ramsey will have trouble selling it. Somewhat off-topic: I ran on Boyscout Road during my race this weekend. Very exciting.

Christina @ Just Running said...

P.S. - What a handsome fellow you have. Does he have girlfriends yet? When do they start that phase?

Mer said...

What?? You still have those pants?? Find another comfy pair and get rid of those things. Seriously.
but I must say you look sexy momma! Your son will need a gun to get rid of those handsome suitors! Lol!