4 hours ago
A little backstory behind the pantsuits... One of my professors in college talked about wearing pantsuits as proper professional attire and I remember thinking “no way in hell are you going to find me in a pantsuit lady💁🏼♀️.” After graduation I found myself in a job where a pantsuit was my outfit of choice most days and had to eat the words I previously had about them. 😬 They were comfortable, simple, and made me feel like a boss. 😎 And soon enough I had a plethora of them in my closet.
Then when Lyme disease hit, I lost my strength and gained some body fat. My body composition had completely changed, many of my clothes no longer fit, and I had to start from ground 0.
For the last FIVE years none of my pantsuits fit me.
I thought for a long time that I’d never get back to where I was before. I came close to selling all of my suits because I didn’t think I’d ever be able to wear them again.
When I was offered the position I’m currently in, my first thought was having to restock my wardrobe since I had been wearing athletic wear as work attire the last few years. 😅
For the hell of it I decided to try on some of my old suits. I spent 5 years thinking I’d never fit into them again and braced myself while I started to pull my pants up over my hips, waiting for them to get stuck. But they slid on with ease.🙌🏼 Hence why I’ve been loving rocking them so much lately. 😆 They’re a reminder that I have the ability to recover from anything.
I was shocked, but really I shouldn’t have been. I understand the principles of changing body composition and that’s what I’ve been following consistently over the last almost 2 years.
The biggest reason why it shocked me was because it didn’t feel like I was working super hard to lose fat and build muscle. The journey had become a lot easier, maintainable, and enjoyable when I switched my focus and workout programming. Yet, I still reached a place that for a long time I didn’t think I’d ever see.
No matter where you’re at, you have the ability to get to where you want to go. It will take some time and consistency, but if you approach it the right way and have the right focus, it can make the process a while lot easier.