Friday, August 24, 2012

Return of the (not so) fat pants

Let's face it ladies, the best part of exercising is buying cute workout clothes. Am I right? Yes I am.

Today I went shopping for yoga pants. I have a pair of yoga pants that I've had for a few years but rarely wore, but since I've been doing my daily walk on the treadmill I've pulled them out of the closet because they're actually really nice to exercise in. They're really comfortable.

I've been wearing them frequently for the past few weeks and it looks like this treadmill/daily exercise thing is going to stick (who knew?!) so I decided that it was time go to buy more yoga pants.

Remember in June when I went shopping for cycling pants? Shopping for yoga pants is a bit the same. They're great to exercise in but they're fitted in the hips and thighs and they don't hide anything! More fat pants! Yay! :)

I picked out a few pair to try on, one of them I even picked out in a smaller size, because I'm hoping that my current size is going to be too big before long, and I headed to the dressing room. I tried them on...and the smaller pair fit! And you know what? They didn't even look completely hideous! I mean, they didn't look so fantastic that I want to post photos or anything (no one needs to see me in skin tight pants, trust me), but they shockingly did not look completely horrible. I'm not going to wear them to the grocery store or anything, but I'm definitely not in the running for the Most Hideous Woman Ever To Kid Herself By Wearing Yoga Pants award either. Two months ago, I think I would have been a strong contender. :)

I'm not going to lie, I stood in the dressing room and stared at myself for a while while I contemplated this sudden change of events. This is the first time I really noticed a change in my body since I started dieting. It's not a gigantic change or anything. My clothes aren't falling off my body and I didn't recently discover a six pack or anything, but I actually look like I'm getting somewhere with this weight loss. Maybe no one else can tell yet, but for the first time, I can tell. I can actually buy yoga pants and not cringe when I look at myself in the mirror. That's kind of amazing!

Here's the other thing I did today. I bought a kettlebell. A kettlebell is like a big weight with a handle on it and there are a bunch of strength training exercises that you do with it. I'm still super wimpy but I'm going to give it a try. I will let you know how that goes.

And lastly, I can not hear the word kettlebell without thinking of this SNL skit, which actually has nothing to do with kettlebells. Kettlebell just reminds me of cowbell and cowbell reminds me of this skit, which makes me giggle every time. And with that, I will leave you with the video:

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