I've taken it a step further and actually declared one of my pairs of run shorts to be my Big Girl Shorts. Which is ironic because they are actually the smallest ones I own! I bought these shorts online with a gift certificate from one of my athletes... and when they first arrived I sort of gasped, then came to the conclusion that Lululemon shorts were for skinny runner girls, not cyclists who actually have glute muscles. That is code for I ate too much crap in December and my ass is too big for these shorts.
I've got a similar story with a swim suit now... Months back I ordered a bunch of splish suits when they were on sale... $25 you can't pass up, right?? But when this one showed up I gasped and thought no way I'm stuffing my body into that thing and going out in public... not even if it's just the local pool where just about everyone is 70+ years old.
But then the weeks passed and the weight started to come off and my swim times started to come down and all of a sudden I had the confidence to show up to the pool in pink sparkles. I decided that I would only pull this one out for key swim sessions, though who am I kidding? Key swim sessions happen at least 3x/week these days so I could wear this suit quite often if that was the only criteria. I will say though, on Friday at the pool, Mark asked me if this suit was magic or something b/c I was swimming so much faster than normal. I replied that it was. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :) And fwiw, several of the old ladies at the pool told me they loved it. One of them even asked if she could touch it. Not.kidding.
So there you go! Find yourself some Big Girl Pants (or swim suit!) They're magic!