TIGHT A** PANTS! UGH!
We are always taught to buy clothing at a bit bigger size. The reasoning behind it is very explainable – because you will grow into it. The funny thing is we don’t grow out of this mentality. Along with a lot of things that we carry from our childhood, this mentality of buying something and growing into it tends to stick with us.
What I found in my journey is something that challenges what we have been taught. I bought a pair of pants for the sole purpose of work. Granted, I could use the pants whenever I want and not just when I was at work but it was strictly just intended for work.
This was a good limitation that I unknowingly put on myself. But in the long run it turns out to have been extremely beneficial.
Just like a lot of us, I try things on before I decide if I want to buy it. But what edged me on to making this purchase an unbeatable price and a great looking pair of pants. Even though when I tried it on, the pants were tighter and more uncomfortable than some of my regular pants.
Later, I began to regret buying the pants because they were extremely uncomfortable. I wore them for about eight to nine hours a day and, not to mention, in the one place I did not want to be. I was slightly outside my comfort zone in being at work and way out of my comfort zone wearing some tight a** pants!
But this isn’t a problem and here is why:
We don’t take into consideration that as humans we will do whatever it takes to be comfortable. It’s also the same reason why people gain weight or fall into bad habits; its just comfortable and brings more pleasure for them. Being comfortable isn’t necessarily bad but there are multiple cases has taught us that people who tend find miracles outside of their comfort zone.
In my case it was nothing short of a miracle as these tight fitting pants motivated me to lose weight until they fitted correctly.
KEEP A PHYSICAL FORM OF A GOAL
Set PHYSICAL goals. Sometimes just wishing to be some type of way and putting a number on it isn’t good enough. When you actually feel the lack of comfort and when you slowly feel the progress of becoming more comfortable, you will know that you are getting closer. And guess what? You’ll be getting tons of motivation just from that.
It takes a strong mind to use this tip because you are naturally your own biggest critic. I knew that the pants were too tight, and with the culture that I live in, a lot of people would be pointing out or looked at me funny for wearing tight pant. But it was all for a greater good, not just to look funny.
I recommend going just a size down on whatever clothing that you buy. Combine that with a healthy diet and working out everyday. You will soon begin to see and feel like your ideal self. It will make losing weight a lot more fun. You will have a boost in self esteem and you’ll be comfortable in your clothes.