I had this awesome pair of blue pants, but they just never fit quite right. I bought them a size too small because that’s all they had- and they were only $20 (don’t tell me you haven’t done the same thing before 😉 ) so from the get-go I probably should’ve walked away from them when I was at the sore. Here’s the thing, while I could wear them no problem, they never really made me FEEL good. They were always tight getting on, tighter in the legs than I liked and they made my butt look very bubbly (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but at work it made me feel a little inappropriate, haha)… all things that would start negative thoughts!
Anyway, the other day I decided to break up with them. I was tired of letting the pants affect my mood and make me have negative thoughts about myself and my body and I was tired of hoping they might be looser each time I wore them, so I decided it was time to get rid of them.
But, the whole thing made me think- how often do we let a piece of clothing or a super fit person on Instagram or something else make us feel not-so-great about ourselves? I’m guilty of this, too, but these days I’m proud of myself for knowing what to do to remove that negativity from my life. In this case, it was by donating the pants. In other cases it’s un-following people on Instagram or Facebook if I constantly notice that their posts make me feel like I’m not in shape or that I need to tighten something up or run faster or blah blah blah… the list could go on!
I’ll tell ya, putting those pants in the donating pile rather than back in my closet was so freeing! I no longer have to amp myself up to put them on, feel bad about the fact that they are still tight, or feel uncomfortable all day when I would wear them. I am more than that, and I owe it to myself to remove things in my life that make me feel that way. Plus, now I have an excuse to go shopping 😉
With that, I urge you to take a look at your closet (or social media accounts or anything else, really) and get rid of something that results in negative thoughts about yourself and/or your body. I promise- you will feel so much better… and then even better than that when you go shopping to replace what you got rid of 😉
Happy Monday, friends! I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂 If you’re looking to sweat with me, tonight at 6:30 is the free Seaport Sweat kickboxing class in the seaport and tomorrow is Bags & Beats at 6:30 at the Watertown GymIt.