I didn’t exercise today. Well, I moved the broken treadmill out of my room. That was tricky, and hard, so maybe I got a little exercise. What I did do today though was something I should have done a long time ago.
I cleaned out all of my old clothes and bagged them up to send to Goodwill. Boy, I buy a lot of clothes. But I digress. I’ve had this pile of clothes sitting in the corner of my room for months now. I don’t know if it has been fear or just laziness that has kept me from bagging them up, but it’s done and tomorrow, I’m getting them out of my house.
While I was cleaning I tried a few things on and it was quite the experience. Clothes that used to fit me snugly and clothes that I couldn’t previously even get over my hips are now way too big.
It was uplifting. I know I’ve come a long way– from a size 22/24 to a size 10/12, but lately I’ve been on my own case for not having gotten further. I sometimes forget how much I’ve accomplished.
Sixty pounds is a lot of weight. And in trying on the old clothes as I bagged them up today, I realized just how much. I also cemented in my own head that I will not go back to those larger sizes. I didn’t like it then and I don’t like now that I was once that heavy.
Today was a day to purge and let go of the former fat girl. Tomorrow is a day to embrace “Fit Girl.” I’ll be running.