It's day 1 of my Be a Better Me Challenge. I did promise a vlog but as I am deathly ill, coughing up a small piece of my lung and sounding like an old smoker, I will save you the horror of seeing all that and do it sometime in the very near future ( as soon as my voice sounds like a lady again).
Being completely in the spirit of being a Better Me, I'm going to start with the most obvious and simplest challenge. Banish the yoga pants and ponytails. Maybe you are not guilty of this transgression, though from what I see at morning drop off I know I am not the only one, so if this does not apply to you, good for you! You are already ahead of me!
I have a habit of changing from my pajamas into my yoga pants, a t-shirt ( or sweatshirt depending on the time of year), and pulling the hair back in a ponytail. This is not a good look. It's done solely for convenience and under the guise of good intentions. I figure putting on the workout clothes is the first step towards actually getting my ass to work out. But in all honesty. more often than not, I never make it that far...unless you count running errands, wiping asses, and cooking meals exercise. I wish! I'd be like super hot, in great shape Mommy IF that were the case.
So, our first challenge is to banish those damn yoga pants and ponytails.Come on, except for when actually working out, no grown woman should be rocking a ponytail. At our ages, it should only be for practical purposes because it is certainly not fashionable. Today, I ask that you pull the ponytail down, and throw on a pair of jeans in place of those yoga pants. I promise you will feel more put together and more attractive. You've heard the saying "Dress for success"? Well, just because we don't work outside the home does that mean we need to look unsuccessful? What do you think of when you think of how a successful woman dresses? What would you think if you saw a woman in her yoga pants and ponytail everyday? See where I am going with this. When I dress in my yoga pants and ponytail, I may be comfortable in my clothes but I'm not necessarily comfortable in my skin. I feel like other women are looking at me thinking "Look at her, she may as well have stayed in her jammies!" It looks like I've given up, I'm depressed, or I'm lazy. Either way, I am none of these.So,why in the world would I want my clothes to say that I am?
I used to be the girl who took 2 hours to get ready. It may have been vain, obsessive,and excessive but I always felt beautiful! I left the house with my head held high and I knew I looked good. I felt good about myself. I was proud of how I looked and how I carried myself in the world. I had crazy confidence. Obviously, none of us has 2 hours to dedicate to getting ready any more but 20 minutes for fine tuning our look can go a long way. If you actually actively fix yourself up and plan your outfit, you will feel like a completely different person.Don't we deserve the same amount of attention to detail that we put into our children's looks? Lately, my girls look like little models and I look like their crazed nanny. What kind of example am I setting? I'm important, so are you!Now go banish the yoga pants, if you need them put them on right before you workout and take them off immediately after you have completed your workout. They are called active wear for a reason.Now, go get your hottness on!
Link up and let me know how today's challenge went for you!What did you decide needed to be banished to help you dress to feel like a woman and not just someone's chauffeur/nanny/maid/cook/girl friday?