These Jeans have a Story…

These jeans have a story!
…let yours tell one, too!
{details at the end of this post}

jeans story

These jeans are one of my favorite pairs from college. I wore them long past graduation and they still fit nicely in the summer of 2013.

That August was the first time since high school I decided it was time to take control and feel comfortable in my own skin. I joined one of these “online accountability groups” I’m now always talking about, stuck to my 3 month home workout program called “ChaLEAN Extreme,” and lost 11 inches total and 5% body fat.

Sometime during that 3 month transition, my husband proclaimed that we were going pants shopping because my jeans were too big and I needed to stop walking around with a “saggy ass” (…now that’s love!). You can guess where most of that 11 inches came from…….

Fast forward a couple years, and cue baby Nora…!

Last month while I was visiting my parents, I found these old jeans. I thought I’d try them on just “to see” if they fit. Somehow I squeezed them over my butt and managed to barely button them…muffin top and all. Yup! That’s real life.

It was a little discouraging that these same “saggy ass” jeans were now barely buttonable, but I’d just had a baby so I decided to cut myself some slack, stop sulking, and set a goal.

Three weeks ago, when I got back home, I hosted one of those same “online accountability groups” with an absolutely remarkable group of challengers and chose 21 Day Fix as my weapon. The “21 Day Fix” is a Fitness program made up of 30 minute home workouts & a top of the line nutrition program (where you really get to EAT! A LOT). Yesterday was our final day; I took measurements and THIS photo this morning.

Look at these jeans now! That’s what I call a “non-scale victory!”

I’ve been wearing these jeans the last three weeks, noticing that they’re “getting bigger” but it wasn’t until I SAW with my own eyes the number on my tape measurer….I lost 5 inches overall; 2 of which were in my waist!

What a change from that muffin top in just 3 weeks!

Here’s the best part: my results “could have” been even better.
This is me being transparent…
✔️I missed two workouts.
✔️I strayed from the nutrition plan a time or two each week and guiltlessly celebrated birthdays or cheered on the Packers.

…and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Here’s WHY-

This program isn’t a “diet” but a lifestyle change. To me, “diets” have strict rules, focus on what you CAN’T do, and have hard start/stop dates without any of your new habits carrying over into your actual life. This program, on the other hand, helps facilitate a new way of taking care of yourself with exercise and healthy food long after those 21 Days are over. You better believe I will always promote a program that allows you to have a “real life” too.

College jeans: conquered.
Next up: pre-pregnancy jeans.

The 21 Day Fix program is on sale for 6 more days for only $10. Send me an email (alischroeder.fit@gmail.com) if you want to see a REAL, healthy change like I did!

I’d love to hear YOUR story and get you started on conquering your goals.

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