Speak Up: What Was Your Trigger?


They were my "go to" jeans, you know, the ones you wear when you want to look fabulous. One night in college I was going out on the town with my girlfriends, so I went to put on my jeans only to find that they didn't fit fit a little tighter than normal. Surely the dryer shrank them. Determined to completely deny the fact that they were way too tight a tad snug, I forced myself into them, wore a long shirt to cover the bulging zipper (and unbuttoned top button) and went on my way. Later that night at the bar, the darn things split right down the middle. I'll spare you the details, but let's just say it was not pretty.

That was my trigger moment. Busting through the seams of my pants was the point when I took a good look at my lifestyle (and weight gain) and decided that something had to change—I was not about to split another pair of pants in public. Aside from being totally embarrassed, I realized that my lack of exercise combined with eating whatever I wanted was far from healthy. Let's face it, the only time I did lunges was when I was trying to stretch out those jeans so I could fit into them. Ever since then, I've been doing my best to change my ways by exercising and eating right.

What about you guys? What was your trigger for realizing you wanted/needed to get healthy? It doesn't have to be an embarrassing story like mine, but I am curious when you realized it was time to get healthy and shape up. So speak up and share your stories in the comments section below.

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