Come on, sing it with me now, you know you’ve heard the song … ‘These boots were made for walking, that’s just what they’ll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you!‘ … I have visions in my head of my mother singing that song and dancing around like a crazy lady in our kitchen. Funny, I do the same thing to my kids. Act like a crazy lady singing and dancing that is. In public? In the kitchen? Hiking up a rock? Doesn’t matter.
So let me just say, until yesterday, I had never worn boots in my life, and I am 45 years old. I mean I probably wore snow boots as a child, but that’s about it. I never wore riding boots or cowboy boots or fashion boots. For one thing, I’ve always been sort of ‘function over fashion’, and for another thing — my ginormous calves never fit in boots anyway.
Even after I lost all of this weight, I still have had trouble. I had this grand idea that now I was so much smaller, I could maybe wear these fabulous boots I see all the other moms sporting in the hood. After several attempts and fails, I did not find any boots that would work, except of course for ankle boots.
Now I am happy to report that I am successfully wearing some very cute boots. They fit. I kind of feel like a rock star or something. In the fitness world we call this an NSV (Non-Scale Victory). On the downside; however, seeing as how I have never worn boots in my life … yowzers … I am NOT use to this, lol. They definitely feel different than my sneakers I am normally trekking. I even noticed my feet feeling different as I was driving. Hmmmm…. not sure I like this yet. However; I imagine since the boots are new and the experience is new … it won’t always feel so awkward.
Regardless, it is small victories like this along the journey that just make it all the more sweeter.
Look at you, hot mama! And yes, you will get used to them! I actually find boots are more comfy than anything else.
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