Tuesday, August 12, 2014

If Your Pants Don't Fit...Don't Have a Fit.

Well, not every time ;)

My body has changed a whole lot since I started on my healthy living journey. (It goes beyond the physical, but my main focus today is just that.)

From the moment I decided to commit myself to health, fitness and everything in-between...

I've seen myself evolve in more ways than one.

With my initial goal to get healthy and tone up (which is easier said than done!!!)...

I never imagined that in the changes I would introduce into my life that...

My 'pre-healthy living pants' would no longer fit. 

Pants here were so, so, so tight.

And I don't mean in a sense where they'd end up getting too big butt but...

That they'd end up getting too tight. (Not all of my pants, but some of them!)

Now for all of those who think that because you lift weights you're going to grow as big as the Hulk...

It simply doesn't happen the way you think it does. (I've been lifting heavy for 4 1/2 years and I look nothing like Arnold.)

Correct me if I'm wrong...

That being said...

My body has taken form.

A form I never thought I could achieve simply by focusing myself on me and my overall well-being.


I lift, I run, I cycle, I sometimes do yoga, I cook, I bake, I rest, I , I, I (do a lot of things!)...

And as a result of my growing interests (in and outside of fitness)....

I have become stronger, both in body and mind. (I know I said I wouldn't speak to the mind portion of my journey but both are so connected that it's difficult not to link the two together because they do go hand in hand!)

From thinking I could never be strong physically let alone...

Strong enough mentally to commit myself to a lifestyle so new and out of this world for me...

I've been proving myself wrong time and time again.

I can do it.

And most recently...

Proving myself wrong in my thinking that exercising and eating the healthiest I ever have...

Would lead to my pants getting looser. (I mean with everything that we are inundated with in the media, we tend to forget that healthy living is not only meant for weight loss. It can also be meant to shape up, add muscle, gain strength, be HEALTHY...among many other things of course.)

And believe me when I tell you...

I nearly had a fit when I thought that my 'old' pants would simply slide on! (Which they totally did not!)

But before I could go all crazy and such...

SuperFit reminded me that my body has changed.

"Go on..."

He went on to tell me that...

I now have leg muscle and a FUller derrière (thank you squats!)...

And...

If I were to take away the bottom portion (which was my sole focus in that moment in time)...

Everything and then some has changed, and not only in body!

Without having to go any FUrther...

It was clear why my old skinny jeans just didn't fit me no more!

I've gained muscle in areas I never knew I could and would.

Without a doubt...

I got a reality check which is when I realized, more than ever before that...

In my growth (both mentally and physically)...

Fitting into the old wasn't (ever) my priority yet, carrying on forward with the new! (And fitting into whatever suited me best, both inside and out and all around.)

**There's a lot more than just fitting into a pair pants that comes along with healthy living. But if we're talking pants...those pants that I once really loved long ago no longer fit my body the way they once did because change happened along my journey. And with change comes change so, I couldn't expect everything to remain the same, right?! If anything, in these changes, I've become the healthiest and fittest I've ever been in my life and, I feel good!**

So, with all of that being said...

I bought myself a new pair of pants that fit,  ALL OF ME...

And...

Believe it or not...

They fit like a glove.

Thumbs up to that :P

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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17 comments:

  1. Great post! It is so hard to fight the message that smaller is better (especially in clothes sizes), but it's not true, or healthy. Usually now when I try on new clothes and they don't fit, I can blame the designer for ignoring the fact that women have hips instead of feeling bad about myself.

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  2. Love this!!! You have realized the importance of health is not the size of a waist, or fitting in clothes, but to be truly healthy and STRONG, which you now are. You look beautiful, and I am so glad you are embracing it :)

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  3. LOVE IT! you look amazing :) I have always had biggerish quads that add muscle easily and I used to hate that my jeans would get so tight over my quads, but I would never give up my quads either. Muscle is so much sexier than a flabby leg in my opinion.

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  4. Great post, girl. Your words are going to go a long way & inspire more people then you ever thought possible. Keep glowing & feeling good about where your at in your life <3 <3

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  5. LOVE. I actually have pants in the closet that are specifically for my "downtime" from training I take each year (usually about a month) and they are smaller than my normal ones. My legs are bigger from running, and while some days it makes me self conscious, then I remember those legs allow me to do some pretty awesome things.

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  6. Love this post! I fully agree that it's not always about weight loss. In fact, I try to reiterate that with my clients. I want them to be stronger, healthier, both in body and mind.

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  7. Can I just say that I have been noticing my body changing a little bit lately too... Could be from all the baking?? Ah ha ha! The craziest part is that I AM NOT FREAKING OUT over it. I am okay with it, just as long as it doesn't change much more! LOL!!! PUT DOWN THE COCONUT FLOUR GIGI - JUST back away!!!

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  8. Love this post! I needed this.

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  9. I love this! You look freaking fabulous!

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  10. Excellent post!! It's so important to remind people that smaller is not better, skinnier is not always the right goal and losing weight/size isn't necessarily what's going to really bring you to the right place mentally or physically. I know a lot of women get freaked out at the mere thought of gaining size/weight, but it's great to be able to see your journey and proof that it can actually be a totally good thing.

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  11. i really don't know who started this weight and size thing, but what really matters is in the inside. Nourishment, strength, and love = the perfect size YOU. amen!

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  12. OH YES!!! I love this so much. I have a TON of pants that don't fit, BUT I love my 'new' backside!! I feel my best and that is so much more important than fitting into skinny jeans. Hello, muscles, you can stay!
    Thank you, so inspirational!

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  13. I LOVE that you had to buy new pants to fit your healthy booty - rock on girl! :)

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  14. I love this! I just posted a pair of jeans I had to buy to fit my booty. My old pants don't have a prayer of making it over my quads and butt. It messes with your head for a sec... but then you realize that growth is progress!

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  15. I needed this so much. I just wrote last week on my blog about how I was sad my weight has gone up and pants are a little tighter. Some might be fat sure, but some might be those quad gains from marathon training and my body holding onto a little water. Healthy does not equal small!

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  16. Wow. This was amazing, and I TOTALLY relate. Coming from a background of eating disorders, I have been lifting heavy for almost a year now and NONE of my clothes fit. Hard to swallow at first but now I am proud of that butt that I have CREATED! Yay squats.

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  17. I love this! So so true - I love that you have new pants that fit ALL of you. <3

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