The other day I was shopping for a dress and I couldn't help but overhear the woman in the change room next to me talking to her girlfriend. She was complaining about her body - her hips were too big, her boobs not perky enough and how much she couldn't possibly bring herself to buy a size larger than she used to wear two years ago.
Translation? She was trying to squeeze herself into a dress too small.
So we've all been there - wearing a pair of pants just a little too tight on the waist or a blouse that looks like it's about to pop a button. I was there too, but I don't do it anymore because it really lowered my self-esteem and confidence. I was constantly trying to be something I'm not - a size smaller!
I know I'm not the only one (nor was the lady in the change room next to me) because I recall back when I was in high school working for a clothing store and I used to sell outfit after outfit to women who would buy a size smaller in hopes they would lose weight and fit into it in the future.
Two words if you are doing this, STOP NOW!
My health tip for you today is to love precisely where you are at. If you don't love where you are at right now, it makes it 10 gazillion times harder to get where you want to be. Why? If you constantly put yourself down and buy uncomfortable outfits this very effectively lowers your self-esteem and makes you feel like crap! Doesn't it feel uncomfortable wearing a suit or dress or pants too tight?
Wear clothes that fit you now. If you want to lose weight, then first and foremost focus on your health, because weight loss is merely a side effect of good health, as is glowing skin, a strong libido, shiny hair and good energy.
Before I go, here are two more articles to learn to love precisely where you are at:
Have a beautiful week!