You know that pair of jeans buried in the back of your dresser or closet that don’t fit anymore but you can’t bear to get rid of just in case you might be able to wear them again? The elusive “skinny jean.” (Side note–this reminds me of my absolute favorite Sex and the City episode when Miranda fits into her skinny jeans again post Brady: The Post-It Always Sticks Twice.) Well, my friends, today was that day! For those who don’t know, I started a diet in January. My birthday in December was sort of a come to jesus moment; I finally stopped being in denial about the changes to my body and metabolism that accompanied my 30s and decided to do something about it. Thanks to My Fitness Pal and a certain lovely young lady in Colorado, I’ve been able to stick to the plan for two months now and have lost over five pounds. I still want to lose another five but I’m feeling great so far– in fact, I’m feeling comfortable in my own skin for the first time since I turned 30! SUCH A GOOD FEELING.
Pardon the shouting, but this is serious. :)
I’m writing this for two reasons. First, because I had no idea my body was going to change so much when I turned 30, so this is a PSA for any of you 20 somethings who may be reading. Don’t get me wrong – there are many, many things I adore about being 33. But I had no idea that the shape of my body was going to change, let alone my metabolism. It happens. But maybe y’all can get ahead of it now, or at least you won’t be as shocked as I was. And second, because it really is possible to make simple changes to your diet and lose weight. Although one of my new year’s goals was to do yoga, I still haven’t done it. Husband and I are trying to get out and explore the neighborhood more, but for the most part my weight loss is 100% attributable to changes in diet. I still have “cheat days,” and don’t always eat as healthy as I’d like, but I choose less calories over a glass of wine almost every night these days. (See also: who am I?!?) ;-)
Here are my skinny jeans in action:
J.Crew Factory navy classic wool blazer – buy // Super old fair isle sweater (seriously, I think it’s from college!) – similar // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt – buy // J.Crew bootcut jeans – similar // J.Crew peep-toe bow pumps (old) // J.Crew pavé heart earrings and ring
Thanks so much for reading!