Any woman you know has, at some point, struggled to get into a pair of jeans. Everywhere from the dressing room, to the bedroom floor, women will contort themselves in positions only known to professional yoga instructors in order to fit into a cute pair of jeans.
Additionally, women often have a pair of jeans in her closet dubbed her
‘skinny jeans.’ No, these are not the hipster fashion trend currently afflicting the twenty-something males of the world, but the pair of jeans that, if she were about 10 pounds thinner, she could fit into them. I’m no exception to this rule.
I started Ideal Protein 30 days ago today, and this morning, when I got up and was trying to decide what to wear to work, my hands touched unfamiliar denim and I was reminded of my skinny jeans that I’ve had in my closet for a few years. I pulled them out, and thought, why no? And so, poised to do the yoga necessary to get into smaller jeans than you’re used to, I stepped into them, and a miracle happened. No jumping. No squatting. No sucking my stomach in. No lying on the floor. No praying to the denim gods to stretch it juuuuuust a smidge. None of that nonsense, because these babies slid right up and on! They’re even a little baggy in the thighs! I almost passed out from sheer shock!
In the first 25 days of doing IP, I have lost 12lbs and almost 5.5″, and so when I thought about that, it made sense that these jeans would fit! I’m not gonna lie, I got teary eyed a bit, full of pride at the hard work that I’ve done, and how it’s paying off!
And it’s not just paying off in inches and pounds. My blood sugar is getting regulated, and that feels awesome! Just to give you an idea, my resting, fasting sugar reading was 179 on day one of this diet. It was 119 on day 30! GO ME!
Ciao for now,