I have a deep confession to make. I am a no thrills girl. Yes, I know....deep and emotional confession isn't it. I won't lie, I like to be wearing jeans a tee shirt and a big over sized hooded sweatshirt. That is comfort clothes. I will also admit that I stretch the dress code as far as humanly possible at work...dressing down just to the edge of where it would be considered too casual. I like it.....it's me. Or so I thought.
Today I was having some 'down' feelings and I just decided to dress the part. The part of what? Well, I don't know what the part of it was. I wore the boots that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I knew I wanted to wear them. They are black...so black pants. I was scanning the closet for a shirt and voila how awesome would a leopard print look with the pants? Pretty damn awesome! I added a black dress jacket and I was feeling good. I felt so good that in the wild last minute rush to get ready for work (yes, I was running late) I actually took the time to dry my hair! (unheard of for me!) I was feeling awesome! I was feeling on top of the world. I was feeling incredible and all those negative thoughts in my head? It was a little bit easier to ignore them!
So often I dress so casual and 'blah' because sexy, fun, pretty, fancy....all of the above clothes are difficult to find as a fat person. It's easier to wear the baggy clothes. It's more comfortable to wear the casual clothes. It's better right? NO NO NO. I figured out today that how we are dressed really does have a bearing on how we feel about ourselves.
So my challenge to myself? At least once a week I am going to plan on taking the time to actually really take the time with how I dress and how I look. Why not more? ha ha ha....well lets be honest, when it's 9:15 and I have to leave for work at 9:35 and I haven't taken a shower yet, well my hair will be washed, clipped up soaking wet and I'll be skirting the edge of proper dress code....it is what it is.
Why was I running late this morning and in a wild rush to get ready to go to work? Paula and I hooked up to run. It wasn't the greatest run. I struggled with it. Maybe it was the lack of music (making a note to self to remember to hook up some tunes the next time we run together). Paula did better with the running but was having some stomach issue, she thinks a side affect of some meds she's been on. Oh well....we were out there and doing it!!!!
Smiling and happy!