I switched days 10 and 11 around since I was going out yesterday. It just made more sense to me.
So yesterday, I put on more makeup than I have been wearing this summer. Not that much more, really, since I prefer a fairly natural look. But I did the eye liner and such that I’ve just more or less dropped during the heat. And I put on some slightly flashier earrings than I’ve been wearing. Actually, I’ve been on an earring break the past few weeks but normally, I wear silver studs or small hoops so I put on my lapis lazuli bear fetish earrings. They dangle. Oh, and I wore my caffeinated lip balm. That is so sexy.
And I didn’t feel a bit different. I should have worn my new white tennies. Now that’s something that makes me feel special. Seriously. I never feel happier, at least as far as clothing goes, than when I have new white sneakers. I think the lesson here is find what works for you. Is there something that makes you feel special and more confident? Do more of that. I don’t think you need to live up to someone else’s opinion. Style is and should be individual.
On to the video today. Let’s do something different and focus on the things I agree with and not so much the stuff that annoys me. I had to watch it twice because the first time I around I was caught up in how “actually” everything is “so important!”
Sometimes we have artificial deadlines – like an upcoming wedding or reunion (or doctor’s appointment) that triggers us to think we need to lose a certain amount of weight really quickly. We all know that doesn’t work. Okay, maybe you can lose a quick 10 pounds but chances are you’re going to be miserable doing it and you’re not going to keep it off, so why do it? So, we need to ask ourselves why we want to lose this fast weight. Do we want to feel more confident? Are we afraid of what others will think? Probably it’s a better idea to address those things than to do the crash diet.
*people who love you don’t care what you look like
*quick fix diets set you up for failure
*you are the only one who knows what is best for your body
*giving up foods you love sets you up to binge
Doing more, having fun, learning to be more confident – will probably go a long way toward getting the life we want and even losing weight. I get that. We spend a lot of time getting in our own way, setting ourselves up to fail. I think it’s a little more complex for a lot of us than trying to talk to people in grocery stores, but the concept is sound.
And I am just going to stop there. No use going over the same annoyances.