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Dressing Room Nightmare

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I decided to go to my favorite shopping spot here in Louisville (KY), which is a consignment shop that I truly love ~ Sassy Fox. If you're ever around this area, please go in and check it out. I hardly shop anywhere else ... it's that good. Anyhoo.... I went there to pick up some new dresses for my trip to MN that is coming up Tuesday. I found 2 great sweater dresses that will be perfect for the plane to meeting to running around town express trip that I'm taking. However, sweater dresses leave little room for figure issues...
That being said, I thought perhaps some shapewear could fix the small bumps and rolls... So I went to Target to try the "Love your Assests" line of less expensive Spanx. I went into the dressing room to try them on. This dressing room has many more mirrors than the ones at Sassy Fox. And a lot brighter lighting, too. I could see myself in 360. And I wanted to cry. I had a lot more "issues" than I thought I did. Mind you, these "issues" are not huge issues .... but their very presence crushed the awesome day I'd been having in seconds. I mean crushed. I actually felt devastated that I had let my slender body get this way. And then I felt embarrassed at the extreme devastation that I felt considering I knew compared to some that my issues weren't really that bad. Talk about mental conflict!

Usually these ah-ha moments make me motivated. Today seriously crushed my soul, for now. Later, I'm sure I'll rebound and hit the pavement harder and stronger and I'll keep moving. But for now, I'm just going to drink a glass of wine and wallow in self pity for a few. And then I'll get up and try on my fabulous new clothes, and perhaps even head out later tonight for a jog...
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    Did you make it out for your run? Just curious. Not judging (trying to assess how motivational you can be for me emoticon ).
    2013 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/18/2012 11:02:17 PM
    Am glad to hear that you had a great time in MN. I'm sorry the Target experience made you feel less beautiful. Those mirrors are evil... they make all of us focus on those little imperfections. This is why when you walk out of the dressing rooms, they have a Spanx area to the left of the area. (My Target has Spanx next to the dressing rooms... smart move.) Don't let the mirrors tell you who you are, keep up doing what you're doing and you will walk in ignoring what these mirrors show you.
    2092 days ago
    Remember...everything done can be undone and made to be even better than before. It is all up to you to do it and you CAN do it. Big hugs. Hope your trip is fabulous and you rock them dresses.
    2107 days ago
  • DENK_21
    We all have those times that get us down its what we do with them that counts, I know I've had my stair of them, take them for what they are and then try to put it out of your mind, if you dwell on it you just keep filling bad and there are too many good things in life to fill bad about the little ones. Keep a positive out look and just keep trying you will get there. emoticon Emma is correct I just noticed her comment and edited mine to add this, keep up the good work
    2107 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2012 7:19:25 PM
  • AEROGIRL1594
    We all have these moments, and it is how we come out of these moments that truly define us. You could just give up, or you could take initiative, and eat right, and workout. You can do this! Don't let today get you down!
    2107 days ago
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