Day 21 #lmwlchallenge

Today’s challenge – wear a pretty dress.  

I came SO close to not doing this.  1) I have nothing that is work and seasonally appropriate and 2) I’m working from home today.

Then I remembered, I do have a pretty dress that is seasonally appropriate and for wearing at home or bopping around doing errands.  So I got myself up from my desk and put on some makeup and my dress.  I’m even wearing shoes.  And lipstick.  (I must really find the right kind of lipstick to wear – grown up lipstick feels like chalk and glosses (ie, not grown up in my silly mind) are generally either too shiny or sticky or both.

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See – lipstick!

So – the result of getting dressed and putting on some color?  I actually took a real lunch break and I’m hammering out my to do list and sitting a little taller.  Energy.  That’s what the real result is – energy.

 

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an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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4 Responses to Day 21 #lmwlchallenge

  1. Zazzy says:

    Interesting. I know people who feel this way – that getting a little more dressed up even when at home gives them energy. I usually end up feeling I can’t do the chores I need to do because I don’t want to get hot and sweaty. I do think that even for me, getting dressed helps me get the day started. There have been many days this summer that I never made it out of pajamas. Since I wear a t-shirt and summer weight sweat-type pants for pajamas it’s not that different from what I’d wear around the house anyway, but if I don’t get dressed I am less motivated to get moving and get stuff done.

    • Maura says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Several years ago, I found http://www.flylady.com. Are you familiar with Flylady? She’s a strong believer in routines and lists of those routines so you can make sure you do them. One of her routines, every morning, involves ‘getting dressed to the shoes.’ For her that means, getting dressed in a way that you can be seen in public, and can do your chores without worrying if you need to take something outside – because you have your shoes on. OK – I got that part and it works. Except I fudged on the shoes – she insisted that they be lace up shoes so they can’t be easily kicked off. Nope, not me. Most of the time, I didn’t worry about the shoes. Slippers were fine.

      I found though, that when I did follow the routine of getting dressed early in my ‘face the day’ time, the more I’d accomplish that day. Did I put on a pretty dress to scrub the toilet bowl? Absolutely not. I dressed according to the plans for the day and many days, that meant sweats.

      I’ve really fallen out of the habit of getting dressed early on the weekends and it shows: I’m constantly behind on chores. My brain must be wired to be a bit more aware and stay on task when I’ve taken just a few minutes to get dressed. My husband is not that way at all. He can stay focused and on task when he wears his jammies all day. We’re definitely testament to what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the other.

      I think I’ll incorporate “getting dressed” as early as possible each day (not necessarily a dress) as one of my challenges for my next 28 days of challenge.

  2. ProjectME says:

    I love this Maura. And you’re beautiful!

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