Friday, July 13, 2018
I've been invited to a vintage luncheon. Very excited about visiting with friends at this fun event. Everyone is encouraged to dress as authentically as possible - which is something I enjoy as well. The problem? I looked through my closet an grabbed an outfit that was baggy two years ago, today I can't even get it on let alone zip it. After thrifting this afternoon with my girls and coming up empty-handed, I'm discouraged. Not because I couldn't find anything. I did, lots of things, but nothing big enough in a vintage style.
I have two problems with this today. First, my girls are tweens. I want them to love their bodies for what they can do. I want them to take care of their bodies because they are a precious gift. Yet, image struggles are real, so I'd like to equip them to deal with those struggles healthfully. It's okay to recognize if they are doing something unhealthy and make changes. It's good to identify poor health habits or notice health issues with their bodies and deal with it. But how, how do I teach that without promoting negative self talk?
My second issue? My gut REACTION. My reaction is to go on a fast. I know, I KNOW, this is the wrong answer. I'm at the beginning of this journey and realize it is going to take time. BUT THE SKIRT WAS BAGGY. 😢 Let it go... Breathe... Stick to the plan... Tomorrow is a new day, the luncheon. As I tell my girls: all the other ladies, no matter what their size, will be too concerned about how they look to care too much about how I look.
Thanks for letting me vent. I'm going for a walk. 😉