I can’t tell you how many times I would walk into Target and walk right past my clothes section and head to the kids section. Shopping for their clothes was fun! They’d always look cute in whatever they put on! Shopping for my clothes would no doubt cause frustration and...if I’m being honest...maybe some tears. I never wanted to ruin my day by facing my fears about shopping for myself, so I would just avoid it! No matter how badly I needed some new clothes, I just couldn’t get over my anxiety of trying to find anything that looked halfway decent on me in a regular store.
But lately I noticed my jeans were starting to get way too baggy. I’m always telling the people in my nutrition group to treat themselves to non-food rewards for their efforts, but I realized I hadn’t rewarded myself. I knew my current size was too big, so I looked around for the next lower size. I couldn’t find the next size down. Crap...probably a waste of time, but I went two sizes down. Imagine my surprise when it not only fit, but it looked and felt great on me!!!
I was so excited!!! I’d went down 2 pant sizes! It’s such an incredible feeling to feel confident and to be able to walk into a store and find clothes that look good on me! I almost cried, but this time it would have been happy tears!
If you’re anxious, if you’re struggling, if you don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, trust me...you can overcome that. I don’t have any special advantage other than someone reaching out their hand and showing me the way. Isn’t that what it’s all about? I’ve found something that works and has given me that confidence and happiness I so desperately needed. The only right thing to do is to share it. Let me show you too. 😊