by Michele Zehr
Mo has been not only teaching me how to embrace my physicality, but he’s also been teaching me about what it means to have clothes that actually fit. As I’ve been dropping weight, my clothing is getting more “hangy” on my body. This is just not something I’ve generally paid a ton of attention to. Since our very first session, he’s been encouraging me to get fitted for a bra, which I have never done in my life. I just go to the store and get what feels most comfortable. So this week, he was looking at me and said, “Ok, it’s time for you to buy a few new outfits that actually fit you, and you need some new bras.” He walks up to me and tugs on my spandex shorts that are totally not form fitting around my thighs now and he tugs on my bra strap to show how loosely everything is fitting now.
I hear him and believe him, but when it comes to clothing, looking stylish, etc., I’m sort of a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. I do have some professional outfits that I really love and can FINALLY wear again (after not being able to for 3 years!!), but I really hate shopping. I decided I’d wait until I was solidly in the next lower size before buying more clothes…that was until this week’s little mishap.
So I’m out running my 3 miles one morning this week. It was cooler on that day, so I had my sports bra, short sleeved shirt, and a light fleece sports jacket on to begin my run. I knew after I warmed up the jacket was going away. I got almost through my first lap and something just didn’t feel right. I was like, “What the hell is going on down there?” I unzipped my jacket and pulled my shirt out so I could see what had happened and what I discovered was that I have lost enough inches and weight that my sport bras are stretched out, so as I was running, my entire bra slipped up above my boobs and I was running with zero support!! I immediately died laughing because I’m sure if anyone had been looking out their windows, they would have wondered why I was reaching up under my shirt and practically flashing the neighborhood, but it was pretty crucial that I make this minor adjustment and try to get my bra to stay put for the remainder of my run.
Again, classic Mo to have specifically brought this topic up and as I decide I’m going to “wait a little longer,” I discover I’m running with my bra practically around my neck! I’m still laughing about this by the way.
The busyness I mentioned from last week continues until the end of this month. I’ve decided once I get home (more traveling ahead), that I’m going to block out time to pull the bags of clothes I have up in the attic down. I’m going to go through every article of clothing I own and I know 99% o it will be getting donated to Goodwill. The bags from the attic have smaller sizes that I once wore, so now is a good time to see if I can begin building my wardrobe up again. Then, I’m going to commit to buying at least 2 properly fitting bras and 2 new work-out outfits. This is all a completely new approach for me, but it’s time. I’ve said it before, but if I start resisting the guidance I’m getting from Mo, I’ll just hold myself back, so it’s time to challenge my old habits once again and go buy some new “over the shoulder boulder holders.”
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