So I’ve talked about a new supplement plan, I’ve purged my soul of my less then spectacular first month of 2012, and listed all my fitness tools what is left you might ask? The outer layer that I must deal with on a daily basis is what is left. I have told you how mental I am when it comes to losing weight. Any small thing can set me off in the wrong direction. Knowing that only gives me the power to not allow it to tempt me from my path and goals.
Right now the majority of my clothing is just a little too tight. A good 10 lbs and my pants would be comfortable and much more enjoyable. I gave away all my “larger” clothes when I lost 40 lbs so my closet is bare of what “really” fits me right now. However not having clothes that fit properly is a huge problem for me each morning. Each morning I dread getting dressed. I can never find anything that is comfortable. All day long I feel depressed and annoyed with myself, and you know what that does? It makes me want to eat. So despite my initial vow to not buy anything bigger I decided to give in and purchase a couple pair of pants that will allow me to feel comfortable until I can lose the weight necessary to fit into the pants I currently own.
Let me tell you it was not fun. It was not fun trying on things in a size I never wanted to see again. However I know that this is something I must do in order to reach my goal. There is nothing worse then feeling uncomfortable all day long and having that nagging reminder that these pants at one time where just about in the “donation” pile for being too big. So if you are in the same boat as me I encourage you to bite the bullet and buy a few items that will make you comfortable so you can focus on more important things like the workout you got in this morning or will get in this afternoon.
On a brighter note in addition to purchasing work clothes that I didn’t want to I also decided to splurge on some workout clothes so I will have a nice selection to chose from when I go to the gym each week, run, or even just work out at home. In fact I find that on the weekends it is great to just throw on a pair of workout pants and a t-shirt. There really isn’t anywhere you can’t go dressed like that. In fact I feel much better dressed like that then in shorts.
In addition to my clothing purchase I also decided to go a step further and spend a little extra on myself. Something I don’t do very often I usually reserve extra money for my children, husband, and household needs. I decided to purchase a tanning membership, before you start in on the dangers of tanning let me tell you that I am not referring to tanning beds. I purchased a spray tan package in which I can visit weekly to keep up my tan. Many moons ago I was a sun worshiper passed down from my mother. However in a summer of many times in a tanning bed I just go to a point where I said enough was enough. Since that day I switched from tanning beds to spray tans. There are some draw backs with spray tans, mainly the machine ones but I honestly feel I look so much better with a tan so this is my gift to myself to help me feel better which I hope in turn will help keep me on the right path.
I will also be starting a new beauty routine that I will be reviewing for you here at Shibley Smiles. The routine is Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. I admit I don’t take care of my skin nearly as well as I should and I really notice a difference when I eat better and take care of it like I should. I also include my daughter in my routine, I’m hoping she will grow up and make taking care of her skin as important as brushing her teeth.