Sunday, November 21, 2010

Skinny Jeans...

By the title betcha' thought you were going to see a photo of me donning a sweet pair of skinny jeans...well it ain't so. You're looking in the wrong closet. Long skinny legs was just never in the cards. They have been skinny at times, but never long. I've partially come to terms with this.

Three guesses who won't be "ruling the denim scene" this year. Cracks me up. It's like middle school all over again.

As one who has always loved fashion AND staying in it. It's hard not to beat myself up. Why have I not lost my "baby weight" 5 yrs later?? Why did I just eat those darn Hershey Kisses?? It's easy to stay content where I'm at. My husband thinks I'm hot. My opinion differs, but hey I'll take it!

I don't want to be content. I don't want to be a size 14 or a size 4. I just want to be healthy. So it's time! Time to be healthy. Time to think of others besides myself. It's not about me losing 40 pounds to fit in those lovely skinny jeans (total bonus). It's about being the healthiest me for my loves.

I'm always amazed how snippets of doubt creep in, failures return to the forefront. In the words of a man with some experience, "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thanks Thomas Edison I think I will try just one more time.

*photo via google images :)


Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by the ol' blog and saying hi!
Guess what....I too am in the process of losing my 5 year old baby fat :) But you are absolutely right, it's all about being healthy at whatever size you wear and feeling good about yourself. So good for you and I wish you much success!

Lifeaswearelivingit said...

Hey Christy! Love the post. Skinny Jeans? Never! Maybe my daughter, but not me. I too have 8 yr old baby weight to loose. I go, go, and go all the time, but I guess that doesn't count. I am finding all kinds of inspiration today. Meg's keeping me grounded and you are reminding me that we must take care of ourselves first, so we can take care of our loves. Thank you Christy!