The Walk of Shame
By Meggan Larson
I’ve always had bigger legs than most of the other girls/women around me. As a kid, I was always extremely fit and muscular and what was actually a blessing I often saw as a curse. My legs weren’t as thin as the other girls (though they didn’t have an ounce of fat on them) and I became self-conscious about it as a teenager. Never mind the fact that my legs carried me to finish lines faster than anyone else, I only looked at the negatives. Mind you my legs were half the size they are right now. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty, isn’t it?
I did something the other day that I have literally never done…
I wanted to support a friend’s business because I think it’s extremely important to do that whenever I can. She was having a leggings party online and honestly anytime I see leggings for sale I just shudder internally. Lately, though I’ve been learning to love myself more and more exactly where I am, so I decided to take a leap and make the purchase. I had a choice between a few sizes. 0-6 (umm no), 6-14 and 14-22. I am usually between 12-14 right now which is a far cry from the size 24 I was at a few years ago but I wasn’t sure.
The high schooler in me worried that my legs were not going to fit and that I might have to do the walk of shame to exchange them in for a bigger size. But then I thought, no. They will fit because it’s well within my size range. To my delight, they fit! And not barely either. I only wear leggings with a really long shirt because that’s my preference but I didn’t even have the confidence to do that. Now I legit own my very own pair of leggings and they look and feel great. I even scored a free pair of skinny jeans in my size and they look good too! It’s so nice to feel confident in my skin again. I hope you are starting to as well.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!