The New England Journal of Medicine published a study last year, revealing that Americans only gain a couple pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And they were right… you know… if you add an extra 22 pounds to that.
Yeah, those few holiday pounds hit you hard this time around. Blame it on the gingerbread cookies that went on sale at Whole Foods during the final days before Christmas. Saving $2 on sugar-filled bags of happiness? That’s what we call a deal. You could also blame all those store-bought cupcakes you gouged on during holiday parties, but it would have been so rude to refuse them!
But hey, those pounds may not be just dead weight. Didn’t you take the stairs every day? Even if it was only one flight and sometimes you snacked on your way up, that still counts as exercise. What about those two weeks where your neighbor stole your parking? You had to park two blocks away and walk! For all you know, this new weight might be muscle gain. That makes total sense because there was also the time you tried going keto. That horrible week might have done some good after all!
Whatever the case, you’ve been paying penance. Good or bad, those extra lbs took a toll on your closet. Suddenly, your oversized, comfy sweater is just a regular sweater. And you’ve had to loosen up your belt a little, because your favorite jeans feel a bit like leggings. So, you’ve started to eat salads for lunch, instead of your usual smorgasbord of fast food from the $1 menu. But chicken nuggets are just too good to leave behind, so you indulge once or twice (or four times) a week.
So, the weight hasn’t exactly been dropping off, but you’re not ready to get rid of your wardrobe just yet. Skinny fit is in… even if some of your clothes won’t roll over your newly formed belly. Plus, you’re not quite ready to try on new pieces, because you don’t want to see your new size. You still have ten(ish) months to lose the extra love, so you don’t have to change up your closet just yet.
Instead, store your clothes with StorBox. With our month-to-month agreements, you can store your (smaller) summer clothes until you can fit into them again. Call StorBox at (626) 407-3439 or visit StorBox.com for pricing details.