Have you ever planned an outfit in your head and have 100% confidence that it will work … and then you go to try it on and … it doesn’t fit?!?! Argh! SOOO annoying! Especially as women with that 3-5 pound monthly fluctuation every month. Aren’t we lucky?
So, that was me on Saturday. A great outfit I’ve even worn before was simply not quite right. Dang water weight! (I’ll blame it on that! )
However, fortunately, I can quickly pull myself together and create a plan B which is what I did and I had a ton of fun that night and felt great with what I was wearing.
Though, it did bring up some things that I’d thought I already wrestled away years ago … insecurities with my body. Can you relate?? In fact, it’s a bit of a blessing that this happened because now I’m aware I have some more work to do in that area.
That’s why today is all about Spring Cleaning … of your body, mind and Style!
(Psst! Take the time to read this all the way through. Trust me, you want to!)
I’m preparing to start a cleanse which I’ve never done before except for 3/4 of a day on the Master Cleanse. What drew me into the cleanse I’m starting is that it’s about eating clean and ridding toxins … not just losing weight. Also, it’s 21 days. So, it’s a real commitment to making changes and creating a habit. I’ve always been mindful of what I eat and would say I eat pretty healthy, but there is always room for improvement since no one is perfect (and I have a serious weakness for Trader Joe’s Gone Banana’s!).
A cleanse can be a great way to hit ‘reset’ on your diet and health while helping you to lose those stubborn 5-10 pounds (or more!). And this doesn’t mean depriving yourself. While you can’t have a glass of wine with dinner and you’ll have to skip dessert, you’ll still be getting plenty of calories and a ton of nutrients.
A few fantastic resources …
CLEAN with Dr. Alejandro Junger For more information, click here. I was drawn to this one because I’ve developed allergies in the last couple of years and I want to discover the culprit. Plus, it’s ‘do it yourself’!
Be Well Jump Start Cleanse If you need a bit more support and want to have it all laid out clearly, including supplements then check out this cleanse (starting tomorrow!) here.
Where is your mindset around your body, health, style and life? Be honest with yourself. As I admitted, I still have a lot of work to do on my body image (and in other areas!) which is why knowing how to dress my body type and style myself with confidence is so important.
Also, having a great team around you to support you. This can be a mastermind group, a health coach, a trainer, a stylist, a financial advisor, your parents or your significant other … depending on what area needs a bit of Spring Cleaning.
For me, it’s my body and since most women have similar hang ups, I thought I’d share this with you.
I was meditating Sunday morning, after the wardrobe and weight frustration of Saturday night and my boyfriend interrupted me. Usually that would annoy me, but I just went with it … and he shared with me something I have to share with you. A few inspired affirmations that every woman needs to hear and know and repeat over and over …
You love your body.
Being a woman is empowering.
You are losing weight as we speak!
You are confident in your body.
Write those down!!
A few things you can do for yourself to remind yourself that you’re amazing and deserve to live a life in Style:
Join a Wine of the Month club. For as low as $50, you can treat yourself to an amazing bottle of wine (or 2) a month. Share it with a special someone (if you feel like sharing, which you don’t have to!)
Grab a girlfriend and take a hike. Nothing like a little masterminding in Nature to work through any challenges you’ve been experiencing. Even if you go by yourself, you’ll probably do some good healing. This is one of my key resources when I need a re-boot to my attitude.
Spa day! For a nominal fee you can go enjoy the amenities of a Spa. If you need a massage, but don’t want to spend a fortune, seek out the massage schools in your town. For a nominal fee you can get an outstanding, restorative massage.
Well, by now I probably don’t even need to go into detail with Style since I’ve shared so much over the weeks. Personally, I go through my closet at least every three months. Because I’m consistent, it’s never a huge ordeal. It’s actually quick, easy and fun. I love how it feels to have new space in the closet so I can welcome in my new favorite Wardrobe Updates.
A few quick tips for a Stylish Spring Cleaning:
* Go category by category to cleanse and edit
* Be honest about fit
* Add color!!!
* Define your waist (or create one, as the case may be)
Because we’re now in full swing of Spring, I decided to have another round of 21 Days of Style which will start on May 9th!
Check out this video I made for you below AND the amazing offer I share!!
What do you think?? Can you tell I’m a bit excited?
What’s more, I hope that you’re feeling inspired to do a bit of Spring Cleaning … wherever it will benefit you most. I would love to hear how you were inspired and took action!