Being a cyclist, the days of putting on the socks after your jeans are over. One must learn to dress from the ground up.
Well, unless you dress in sweat pants, in which case shame on you, getting your feet high enough to put on your socks after you’ve put a pair of blue jeans on is almost as difficult as trying to wrestle an alligator… but with no teeth trying to rip chunks of meat off of your bones.
If you’re a cyclist and haven’t run into this yet, pedal harder. You will.
Being a cyclist presents one of those interesting social problems that most people simply aren’t prepared to deal with mentally. You buy a bike thinking once you lose weight, it’ll be awesome because your clothes are going to fit better than they have in years.
So you get on your brand new bike and start pedaling. You go from four miles being a major journey to forty being a walk in the park. You drop weight like it’s going out of style and find that active dieting is a lot easier and more fun than dieting like everyone else has to. You go out shopping for a new wardrobe, then you do it again…
Finally you hit that magic weight, your college or high school weight that you’ve been working for and you rejoice.
The celebration includes going out to buy a pair of skinny jeans. You are pumped!
You head out to your favorite “I can’t shop there because I’m too fat” store, triumphantly take a pair of jeans that should be your size off the stand, march over to the fitting room, shut the door behind you with a “that’s right, bitches” attitude… You’ve made it!
And you can’t get the leg over your calf muscle, let alone over your toned, enormous thigh.
That’s a worst case scenario of course… Still, if you think there’s a magic weight where everything will fit right and all will be wonderful, well just remember to put your socks on first.
Such is the life. It works if you work it. It won’t if you don’t.
*Disclaimer: There is a way around this, especially for the ladies who don’t want bulk… Easy gears and pedal fast. All of the tone, less bulk.