#TransformationTuesday: Fitting room happiness
Today I am going to be completely honest and transparent with you—I have always hated trying on clothes. Fitting rooms have always given me anxiety and many times have led to meltdowns and tears. I may have been thin, but I lacked muscle definition, was not tone, was very aware of cellulite, and overall wasn’t happy with my appearance. However, the biggest problem wasn’t really in my physical appearance but rather in my attitude and self-confidence. No matter what some people may think, the size of your clothes is not inversely correlated to your amount of self-confidence. Have you ever felt completely dreadful, bloated, and disgusting one day then super amazing, confident, and beautiful the next? Did you magically lose five pounds of fat, gain muscle, or become super toned overnight? No. The difference is in our attitudes and how that effects our perception of ourselves.
Over this past year my self-confidence has grown by leaps and bounds. I have mentioned on several occasions my goal to go from scrawny to strong, but that is only part of my journey. I have also been working on going from self-conscious to confident, and I can honestly say that in these past couple of months I have noticed a significant change in myself. This past weekend I went shopping for a formal dress to wear to my beautiful friend’s wedding next month. Not only did I find an amazing fitted dress that I felt phenomenal in, but I did not have one single fitting room meltdown. Sure I tried on dresses that were simply not flattering for my body type, did not fit well, or made me look like a mermaid (not in a good way). Rather than getting upset I just moved on to the next dress.
What caused this change? Yes, physically I am more fit as a result of consistently finding a little bit of time each day to do short but efficient workouts and overall making healthier more balanced food choices (hello reduced cellulite!). But more importantly, I am more confident because I am taking the time to focus on myself physically, emotionally, and mentally. For me these changes really started to build momentum when I became a Beachbody coach and devoting time to work on myself so I could lead by example while helping others. I always feel excited and a sense of pride when one of my challengers tells me about a success on their journey, and I feel honored to be able to share this success from my own journey. I haven’t fully reached my goals yet, but that is okay because the important part of your journey is experiencing the little triumphs along the way.
I would love to hear about one of your recent success stories from your own fitness journey! Comment below or send me a private message. (o:
P.S. That is actually my first little (big!) brown bag! And the dress was not only $100 off, but I also paid for it using money I earned from being a coach. Is there a downside to being a Beachbody coach? If so, I haven’t found it yet!