An honest moment: what people don't tell you about a sidelining injury...Muscle atrophy is so real! 5 weeks after I broke my ankle and got my cast off, I saw my calf for the first time. My leg looked like it did when I was 12! It was tiny and hairy 😂...and I made the mistake of weighing myself. In 5 short weeks, I had lost 14 pounds! 14!! I think 10 of them were from my left leg and butt alone. How is that even possible! All of these years I've spent building my lower half and within 5 weeks, my legs looked like I had never squatted in my life. Ha! #noreally
Honestly, the worst part for me is getting dressed. Dresses look inappropriate with my I walk and none of my dress pants fit. None! They all look terrible! For someone who dresses up almost everyday for work, this is not only a frustrating struggle for me to find clothes to wear, but everyday is a reminder to me. A reminder of what I've lost for lack of better term. Plus I just feel so sloppy wearing baggy dress pants. 🙄 Thankfully with @rpstrength and being able to workout, I've been able to gain 7-8 lbs back. I know the rest will come once I can start walking and squatting again 🙏. In the meantime, I broke down and bought two pairs of new dress pants last night! I hated spending money when I have SO many great pairs already but I was tired not only of the constant reminder that I'm a hot mess, but of just feeling self conscious. I just kept holding out, hoping I would magically go back to being the old me overnight. I know it sounds dumb, but buying new pants to me was accepting that this is my current reality and I have to be okay with it.
I'm rocking a pair to court today and feeling so much better! Cheers to little confidence reminders and to accepting what you cannot change overnight. ☺️ #itsthelittlethings #likenewpantsthatfit #brokenanklegains #confidenceboost