Have you ever said anything…I mean have you ever HEARD anyone say anything like the above statements before? No, just me? Ok, fine! I believe you. (wink, wink)
A very wise woman recently dropped a jewel on my life and I decided to embrace it. She said “DRESS THE BODY YOU HAVE NOW!!” Now, to a certain extent I thought that I had already been doing that very thing because as I’ve stated before, I love to play dress up!! When I heard her words, a light bulb went off in my head and I realized that I hadn’t been consistently dressing my NOW BODY! In reality, I was merely picking and choosing the days that I wanted to actually “dress it” and other days I just hid it under the most stylish dark colored tunic that I could find! And yes, there’s a difference!!!!
Define Now Body: the shape and size of your body at this very moment in time without an active awareness of plans for future redevelopment
To bring you up to speed with my Now Body, here is the quick and dirty update:
· 20 lbs heavier post baby
· 2 sizes larger than my entire wardrobe
· Shoe and jewelry collections no longer fit comfortably
· Actively working my weight-loss plan
So with those givens, I haven’t really wanted to purchase clothes that I fell in love with for fear that I wouldn’t be wearing them very long and I’d just be wasting money! I’ve only purchased things that I absolutely needed and a few things that I felt like I could wear now, to mask the extra pounds, and still manage to wear later as an over-sized look. Not a bad plan, right? Wrong!
This approach to post-baby dressing is by all means the most affordable, but after being reminded that tomorrow, and therefore the ideal body of tomorrow, is not promised to me I began to remember and focus on the importance of enjoying “my today”. This doesn’t just apply to tangible things such as clothes and shoes, but I applied it to all parts of life: family, friends, goals and hobbies of today. So as I adjust my thoughts, I encourage those of you who, like me, have been waiting for "Tomorrow's Body" to do the same and enjoy whatever body it is that you have TODAY!!
Dress your "Now Body" even when working towards the Body of Tomorrow.
4 Tips To Help You Successfully Dress Your NOW BODY
1. GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY