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Really letting go

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  January 3, 2013 07:30 AM

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This weekend while visiting my parents, my mother hauled out a random bag of clothing and asked me to go through it.

As I pawed through the bag I found some things I will never throw out (good set of pogies for rowing on especially cold days), and other things I never want to see again (teal and red leggings, anyone?).

And then there were the pants.

Who keeps pants from high school laying around (apparently this girl)?

"Oh god, that's trash," I said as I dumped a giant pile of pants into a garbage bag. Not only were the pants about 8 sizes too big, something about the idea of holding on to them for just a *little while longer* seemed like a bad idea.

If I were to hold on to old pants I once fit into, I feel like I'd just be setting myself up to fit right back into those pants again at some point.

It wasn't until I was driving home from my folks' house that I realized I have permanently changed my ways: The girl who started this blog a year ago would have totally held on to those pants.

What is something you would like to let go of?

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Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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