One Size Fits Most?

Am I now most?

Am I now most?

The brain is a funny thing.  Sometimes it takes your brain a while to catch up with your present-tense body.  Sometimes, I automatically find myself making decisions with my ‘fat‘ brain, instead of my ‘I’m now a normal weight‘ brain.  Case in point, most of my life, whenever I saw clothing , costumes or whatever, if they were labeled ‘One Size Fits Most‘ … I automatically dismissed them.  I knew instantly that I was not within the definition of ‘most‘. I was morbidly obese.  Or just obese.

Fast forward to 2015, leggings are the rage.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m not exactly a fashion diva either.  Today I saw a sale for two pairs of Leggings for $10. Honestly, I’ve seen it often, but today was the first time I stopped instead of walking on past. What a great deal, super cheap.  I won’t need these for anything fancy, more like exercising in my living room.  I have seen these things advertised and for sale for quite some time.  I have to pass their display on my way to the pharmacy.

Somehow, today – perhaps out of frustration – something dawned on me.  I am probably now defined as ‘most‘. Surely it is worth a ten dollar investment to find out.  All of my yoga pants and most of my workout gear is now too big, and that crap is expensive.  I just need something simple to wear while I bend, stretch and sweat. No leopard prints required.  Not that I’m opposed to them.

Guess what?  They fit.  These things are a completely perfect fit.  They are comfortable.  I feel naked.  Is this the point?  Is this why they are all the rage?  Lord knows I have no clue. Meanwhile, I am also wondering why there are red high heels on the package??!!

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

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Were These Boots Made For Walking?

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.

BootsNew4MamaAs always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

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I Was Involved in a Shooting

So, I was involved in a shooting … a shooting of pictures, that is.  Yes, a birthday photo shoot – how fun!  A talented lady named Amanda squeezed me into her busy schedule at the last minute and made me feel like a movie star.  But now I need YOUR help.  Out of the ten photos below, which one do you vote for as the BEST?   I am looking at changing my profile picture.  Which one should be chosen?  Your opinion matters to me, so thanks for following along in this journey.  I am 45 years old and feeling fabulous.

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady

Photography by:  Amanda Rachael Photography

Her Awesome Website:

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