Trying on skinny pants and they fit!

“Hi, Hazel! I’m so happy to tell you that I lost 8lbs now 🙂 thanks a lot!”


That was the message I got this morning from one of the participants in my weight loss accountability group. I LOVE it when I get messages like that. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside that I helped her start her weight loss journey.

Ever since I started running my accountability groups (aka challenge groups), I’ve made myself workout. Like I told you in a previous post, I have to workout. I’m asking my challengers to do the same. I feel it would be wrong for me not to. I don’t want to be one of those coaches who sit on the sideline, telling people what to do. I need to be in the game too. I help them, and they help me. It’s a team effort, a win/win!

To keep the warm and fuzzy momentum going, this morning I decided to try on these black slacks I got from Banana Republic. I haven’t been able to wear these slacks in a year since I couldn’t button or zip up the pants. The last time I wore these slacks, I was so uncomfortable, I felt like a container of croissant dough that just popped. Since I was at work, I couldn’t change or get a belt. I ended up getting a rubber band and MacGuyvering a loop around the front button and through the button hole. I HAD to let loosen the pants. It was ridiculous and I was ashamed for letting myself gain the weight in the first place.

Anyway – I tried on the slacks this morning and they FIT, and they’re COMFORTABLE! WOO HOOO! Happy dance time!! I’ve lost a few inches around my waist thanks to sticking to working out. I was following the calendar from the workout program called 21 Day Fix in January. This month, I’m following the calendar for 21 Day Fix Extreme. I just started the second week, and I can definitely tell that my muscles are starting to get more defined. The fact that I can comfortably fit into my Banana Republic slacks is proof these workouts and my daily Shakeology are working for me, and can also work for you.

Do you have a moment that made you want to do a happy dance?

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22 Responses to Trying on skinny pants and they fit!

  1. Getting testimonies from customers & then seeing your own results is very inspiring. Keep it up and you will find more clothes you loved that now fit.

  2. WOW! This is such an inspiring post! Good for you and congrats on your weight loss! 80 lbs is a lot to lose. No wonder you’re doing the Happy Dance! Looking forward to your updates.

  3. Hi Hazel,

    I know how exciting that is when someone tells you they can actually fit back into their “skinny pants” after losing weight with a product you recommended 🙂 Great post and very inspirational…..thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. It’s always fun and encouraging to be able to measure your progress and to be surprised at the same time. Sounds like you and your group members are reaping the rewards of your commitment to your goals. Congrats on having fun and love that you celebrate the moment by taking it to the “happy” dance floor.

  5. YAY! YAY! YAY!!! Excited for you! Tee-hee… We women know how important it is to fit into these little black pants. 🙂 Continue giving hope & inspiring more of us. 🙂

  6. Congratulations and it is great that you are walking your talk for your accountability group. It always feels good when working at something pays off.

  7. Renee says:

    Kids and I start our day with yoga and aerobics exercises. Getting into a great habit!

    • hazel says:

      That’s a good way to start the day. I need to do that more, that way I have the evening to actually spend more time with family.

  8. Skinny pants make me uncomfortable just looking at them. LOL! I don’t think I will ever be able to wear a pair because even when I was smaller, I was still a pretty thick girl. This post is really motivating though. I am encouraged to keep it moving.

    • hazel says:

      Yes, keep moving. and everyone’s idea of skinny pants is different. I dont think I could ever – or would want to – get into a size 2 or 0. That’s just way too skinny in my book.

  9. You go girl! It’s such a wonderful feeling when you finally start shredding the pounds and can fit back into sexy! I can definelty relate to that. Accountability is such a key component of goal setting and it sounds as though you’ve got a great group to be accountable to and vice versa. Your excitement was plastered all over the page and can only serve as inspiration to others on their own slim-seeking journey, Thanks for sharing your weight loss challenges. X

  10. Congrats! Accountability partners or groups are so important. At first I thought it would be like a “have to” to finish the work and not get in trouble (hehe!), but it actually made doing the work more motivational. You get to see success and also help bring those who might be struggling along. As you say – it’s a win/win. Well done!

  11. Deb Nelson says:

    How fun was it to read this post?!?! Happy dance for the group – and the power of accountability partners.

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