Fall is coming!  Fall is coming!

fall is coming

I know this, not because there is a chill in the air or because the leaves are turning, but because pumpkin spice is taking over and football has started!  And even though it is currently 94° outside, I am so ready for boots and sweaters and scarves.  So ready that I broke out some fall wear to try to get a grasp on what I had.  That lead to trying on said fall clothes.

That was not pleasant.

As I said in a previous post, I am learning to love my curves and have a better appreciation for me; however my fall clothes do not share that sentiment.  They laughed at the weight/inches added.  They mocked my attempts to zip up my skinny jeans.  Even some of my ‘oversized’ sweaters scoffed at being called ‘oversized’.

Clothes that fit make a massive difference in how I feel about my body, and my fall clothes do not fit or make me feel good about my body.

What’s a girl to do?  Buy new clothes of course!

There are a few caveats to that solution:

  1. I’m not a fan of shopping and even less a fan of trying clothes on while shopping.
  2. I’m really bad at returning clothes that don’t fit when I finally do try them on at home.
  3. Clothes aren’t something I like to spend money on – there are lots of other things I’d rather put that money towards.
  4. It feels wasteful to continually purge my closet because I’ve ‘outgrown’ clothes.

So, what’s a girl to do?  Lose some weight/inches of course!

There are a few caveats to that solution:

  1. UGH!!  I don’t wanna.  (please read that in your whiniest voice)

We all know my willpower is nonexistent when pizza or chocolate is nearby, food prep is my mortal enemy, and consistent exercising hasn’t happened in 12 years.  However, when I look at the caveats of both options given, one list seems to have fewer entries.

It could even be said that there are positives:

  1. My Crohn’s would appreciate better food choices.
  2. My knees would appreciate slightly less weight to carry around.
  3. My muffin top would appreciate not being on display so much.
  4. My mental health would appreciate the benefit from the exercise.

It seems I have come to a decision.  Fitness and health win over a whole new wardrobe.

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Since it is Texas and fall doesn’t actually show up until November, I’ll even have time to make and hopefully see some changes before fall clothes are actually necessary.

I’m off to Pinterest to scour the fitness pins for something that looks doable and fun and meal pins for low maintenance and low-calorie.  (I’ll be setting a time limit on my Pinterest searching so I don’t fall into a Pinterest black hole.)  Then I’ll be taking measurements and making goals.

Wish me luck!

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PS — For those worried about my last season wardrobe :  I have a Stitch Fix coming soon and I’m sure I’ll dip into a store here or there for something new. 😊

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