Thursday, May 29, 2008

My, how things have changed

I've reached a new stage in my life. Let me tell you about it.

The other day, I went out and bought some new workout pants. I went to Winner's and tried on a pair of tight, dark grey, capri stretch pants. They felt absolutely amazing. My arse looked fantastic in them and I felt all trim and lovely while wearing them. So I thought to myself "I'm sold!" and took them off to change back into my jeans.

And that's when I saw it.

The tag on my soon-to-be new workout pants that said: "tummy control". The reason I looked so awesome in those workout pants was because they were controlling my tummy. And this is the new life stage I've reached.

The stage where tummy control is ever necessary - even when working out in relaxing, comfy clothing. The stage where my tummy NEEDS controlling to look good. The stage where I can no longer just wear any style, cut, fabric, etc. and I'll look great in it.

I don't feel shame though. Nope... Even though I have no excuse for a slightly-out-of-control tummy, like birthing a few children. No - there is no shame felt. You know why? Because I'm okay with myself. And that's really all that matters.

So here's to all the women out there who need a little help hiding their imperfections. And to the creator of tummy control garments... you're a genius.


  1. First tummy controk, then kleenex up the sleeve. Meet you in the bladder control aisle.

  2. This posting really made me laugh. I thought you were going to write that the pants you tried on looked fantastic and you were ready to climb back into your own clothes, only to find that the "fantastic pants" were the ones you wore to shop in. Been there--only once!! but it did happen. What is even more distressing is tummy control makes your back feel good, I guess it all part of CORE STRENGTH. It is great going through all the stages.