As a confessed shopaholic, I love looking at designer fashion. In person, online, in magazines… wherever it can be found.
As a mature woman, I may have packed on a little extra around the middle these past few years. Ahem. When I look at designer clothes, I see that they’re really designed for a size 6-8 – smaller if you can, but not larger than 8.
As someone who floats between and 10 and 12, many designer dresses aren’t available to me. And, in designer sizes, the measurements are smaller than store brands, so a Burberry 8 is like a 4. I have two choices, either give up on designer fashion, or lose the girth. I’ve chosen the latter. After all, who can give up on dreams of owning Oscar de la Renta or Chanel some day?? Pfft. Don’t even think about it.
Over the past four months, hubby and I have been working out with a personal trainer. Results are coming and I’m excited to see if I can reach my goal of a size 6-8 by next summer. It’s hard work, but I feel stronger and healthier.
Certainly it’s easier to pack on the pounds than get them off, especially as you age. But, under the move-it-or-lose-it theory, I’m finding I have the strength and endurance to do things today I couldn’t do six months ago.
It can only get better from here.