That post title might be a bit misleading. You see, over the years, I’ve learned how to manage my weight (within the same 5-7 pounds anyway), but I’m not exactly fit. I think there’s a difference between thin and fit, and I’m probably somewhere in between.
I’ve had a few gym phases in my adult life, when I was all about fitness, but as jobs, schedules, and responsibilities grow, my dedication to staying fit wanes.
Maybe that’s an excuse…okay, of course it’s an excuse. We have time in our lives for what we prioritize. But honestly, at this point in my life, I’m not so worried about those extra seven five pounds, that I’m willing to make the sacrifices needed to get them off. (I’m looking at you, tacos!)
But at the same time, I know I feel better when I get out and move. I know fresh air helps to calm my anxieties and clear my mind. And regardless of what the scale reads, I know some form of daily exercise is good for my health. And I now know, cute and comfortable workout clothes are more likely to get me doing it!
Athletic clothes have never been high on my radar…and I honestly thought they were pretty much all the same, with the exception of the name brands and price tags. I’ve owned plenty of workout shorts and pants over the years, and never really cared one way or another about any of them. They got the job done.
Until I discovered Zella pants last year. They were literally ground-breaking for me…to the point that I couldn’t stop talking about them, or wearing them. Before I knew it, I was doing laundry just to make sure my one pair of Zella pants would be clean for the next day! I found them so comfortable, I started pulling them on even when I had no intention of exercising…which usually leads to me actually exercising!
At this point, I’ve only tried the capri-length (check out all those 5-star reviews!), but the reviews on the full-length and boot-cut are just as good. I’m just too hot-natured for longer pants, but love that these fully cover my thighs. #aintnobodywantstoseemejiggle
Miss Maggie has not only brought our family huge amounts of joy, but she’s another reason why I get out and move everyday. I’m not doing anything strenuous…usually just walking…sometimes for a long walk, other times it’s just around the block. Mr. SP and I take her for long walks on the weekend, and use the time to catch-up and reconnect. And now that the weather is nice and the days are longer, the whole family goes for a walk after dinner.
You know I love a good jumping pic! But how obvious is it I wasn’t a cheerleader?!
It’s taken me a lot of years to embrace the shape and size God gave me, and now I’m grateful for what my body has given me, and all it allows me to do. Sure, sometimes I wish parts of me were different or smaller, but never enough to pass up tacos, or drinks with the girls. I’ll never be that girl picking at a dressing-free salad and sipping water, because no one ever lay on their deathbed wishing they’d skipped dessert!
What tips do you have for staying fit and keeping your weight in check? Have you tried Zella clothes before, and are you as obsessed as I am?!
*This post is written in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all clothes, tips & awkward jumps are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*