So, today I was thrilled to be back at my lowest weight when I weighed in this morning...139.5! So, it's also wonderful to be in the 130's, which I only saw for a couple of days about a month ago. And, I'm only .5 pounds from losing 20 pounds and 3.5 pounds from my original goal weight. I felt GREAT!
I was going to take my daughter to the gym after we finished our homeschooling for the day. But, I could hardly make myself do anything. And, I started snacking on things without being hungry and without being wise. How could I sabatoge myself when I'd felt so wonderful just a few hours earlier?
I finally managed to drag myself upstairs and put on my workout clothes, and I was shocked. I felt so much better! And, I saw myself in the mirror and thought that I was looking really good! It was then that I had my major insight...
This is how I'd been dressed while doing school today. I had an old t-shirt on that is too big. And, I had on some sweats that I'd bought last year and I thought were nice and cozy. Well, now they are BIG!!! I can hardly tie them tight enough to stay on. No wonder I was feeling lousy. I LOOKED lousy!
When I got dressed to workout, I looked like this! What a difference! I think I look really good in this outfit. I look fit and the clothes actually fit. And, I was ready to go workout and look even better!
So, I really learned a lesson today. I often just throw on comfy clothes to do school in, but I don't look very good. And, I don't fix my hair (I put my hair in a ponytail before taking the photos today) or put on makeup. I know I'd feel a lot better if I were wearing clothes that made me look 'good!' And, for one thing, I really need to go buy some new clothes... after almost 20 pounds my clothes just don't fit any more!
If you are having a tough day and don't feel like doing much and are still in your sweats (or PJs or whatever you hang out in), maybe you should try getting dressed up nice. Fix your hair. Put on some makeup. Get dressed in nice clothes (that fit!) or your gym clothes (which should look nice and make you feel good). I bet you'll notice a difference. I sure did!