I am sitting at work in a size smaller skirt! That has a zip! Woohoo!
This is a big moment for me! All my hard work is paying off, I am ONE SIZE away from my goal :)
Ok something that I have done for a while now in order to motivate myself is to refuse to wear bigger size clothing. I refused to go buy more clothes that fit into the "plus" sized family.
That meant that I wasn't allowed jeans, skirts, pants etc until I could get into the next size down.
It was a bit of a struggle at times, and I am glad that I am finally making progress as I need work clothes, but it is a great feeling to know I have succeeded!
People asked me, why does it matter? Can't you just get the next size up? Especially my mother when I really liked a skirt/pair of jeans but I couldn't quite fit into them.
The answer was NO. As I tried to explain to mum, that was a line that I wasn't willing to cross. That was what had got me this far, by not fitting into clothes and refusing to buy bigger clothes I HAD to make changes, I had to exercise and get smaller, otherwise I wouldn't have any clothes to wear.
And it worked and it feels amazing :)
To know that I am actually wearing a size smaller skirt, one that does not have an elastic waistband or is made of cotton or something really stretchy is like a dream come true.
Not only that but I am only one size up from being a size 14: my goal size. So close!
I still struggle with jeans, so that is my next motivator. To fit into a pair of jeans. Especially as I need some for my December trip to Sweden!
Does anyone else have a motivator that might not make sense to others? Something that has helped you to start to make those changes in your life?