TREADMILL 0/30: Why Can’t I Wear Yoga Pants to a Wedding?

TREADMILL Challenge: Day 0 of 30

Why Can’t I Wear Yoga Pants to a Wedding?

I hate to go with such a expected choice for my next 30 day challenge, but I have my reasons.  I know a huge part of me feeling like I’m in a rut is because I’m not taking care of myself.  So, for the next 30-ish days I’m going to dust off my sneakers and get myself moving.

30 Day Challenge Accepted

It has nothing to do with how I look physically.  I’m neither “fat” nor “skinny”.  And I put those descriptors in quotes because I feel that society defines what those terms mean and why it even matters.  My weight and my shape have always fluctuated, to the point that I’m not concerned with how I look to other people.  How I feel is what made me select this challenge.  And I feel frumpy.

I’m a part-time stay-at-home-mom and get to be in casual clothes and a part-time employee in the media industry and get to be in casual clothes.  But my daily attire isn’t fitting me how I like, and getting dressed is becoming stressful.  This past weekend we had a semi-formal event and I spent almost an hour trying to find an outfit.  The end of this month we have a formal event to attend, and I’m already not looking forward to the process.  Why can’t I wear yoga pants to a wedding?

Here’s my background:

  • My current exercise routine – I don’t exercise, at all.
  • I don’t have any physical ailments holding me back
  • I’ve had periods of being a gym-rat, so I know I can do it (and have the work-out gear already).
  • I have a treadmill in my house

More importantly, here are my goals with this challenge:

  • to complete this challenge as close to 30 days as possible
  • to feel comfortable in my clothes again
  • stop being so good at making excuses
  • be more active with my kids
  • go beyond 30 days and make exercise part of my lifestyle

The program I’m following is by Refinery29.com.

Ready, Set, Let’s Go…

 

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