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New fashion goal - sleeveless sheath dress


Friday, May 10, 2013

Lately I have been revamping my wardrobe and moving from muted neutrals that I thought made me look skinnier to brighter, prettier colors which actually look so much nicer.

My new goal is to look good in dresses and pencil skirts again. I'm really drawn to sleeveless sheath dresses so I want to visualize myself looking lean, fit and pretty in a sheath dress without a cardigan or cover-up..that seems so far away at the moment *but* they always tell you to have a visualization strategy so this is going to be mine.

What I need to do to get there:

1. Lose weight (duh, and ha :) )
2. Tone abs (a lot) ..this means cardio and strength training
3. Tone arms (a lot).. this means strength training

I feel highly self-involved when setting a goal like this (you know feeding into media's messaging that you're never fit enough..) so am reminding myself that visualizing myself as lean, fit and healthy isn't necessarily catering to vanity. It's seeing myself as vibrant and attractive both now and even more so in the future.

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After being on spark for a few days, I'm finally ready to set a tangible goal:

Over the next 3 days, I am shooting for 30 minutes of exercise a day. That sounds reasonable and doable and will be a good way to kick off a workout schedule.

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DIBANANA 5/10/2013 2:35PM

  Love this! Good for you revamping your wardrobe and not waiting until you are at goal!



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RLBARAJAS 5/10/2013 2:08PM

    I think your goal of 3 days of 30 minutes of exercise is a great start. Its funny how you talk about visualizing your self to motivate you. I was just reading the same thing in an email from my trainer. He talks about one of the setbacks to weight loss is self image. If you cannot visualize your self in a thinner, healthier state, you will not have the drive to get your self there. So no matter what your goal in life is, you have to be able to visualize yourself overcoming the obstacles.

Good luck with your goals, I know you are making a great start!

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RACHEL_LOSES_IT 5/10/2013 9:47AM

    Visualization is so important! I love your goal-making strategy! Good luck today! :)

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KCLARK89 5/10/2013 9:14AM

    I love that you set those 3 goals, but then channeled them all back into specifically getting 30 mins. of exercise in for the next 3 days. That's an awesome plan to keep your goals short term instead of saying, I need to lose 50 pounds!!! That's scary lol, but saying, I'm NOT going to have that brownie tonight, or I'm going to workout for 30 minutes is SO much easier to accomplish because it helps you to see your steps on the way to a bigger goal!



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STRONGDJ 5/10/2013 7:29AM

    Good blog!

I'm right there with you--lean, fit and healthy would be a great place to be.

Thanks for sharing.

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BRITTBOT89 5/10/2013 4:33AM

    I think you make a great point when you say that visualizing yourself as something different isn't necessarily catering to vanity. It's completely natural to care about you look like on the outside and it's also fun to envision yourself wearing something you haven't been able to before - that can be as motivating as getting healthy. It sounds like you're on the right track and I'm looking forward to hearing more about you and the success I know you're going to have. emoticon

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