Wednesday, October 13, 2010
You're So Vain
I have had to put a new set of rules in place for myself. At least one time per week I need to actually get myself "ready" and leave the house. Going to the gym does not count. I need to put on jeans, a real shirt, fix my hair, put on make-up, and go out. Go run errands. Go grab some dinner (on occasion). Go watch a Twins or Vikings game at a local bar (while drinking water and diet coke, and avoiding fried things). Do something to prove I haven't completely given up!
It is easy to let things slide when you work from your house, or are unemployed. I have to remind myself to color my hair regularly (I would be completely gray if I let it go), get my hair cut regularly, and make sure my facial hair (eyebrows, mustache and sideburns) get waxed regularly. I grow more hair out my face than I do out my legs, which is not exactly sexy - which we all know is our main objective here at SDtS! Speaking of legs - I need to remember to keep those shaved as well. It is easy to let that slide when the weather starts getting cooler, and (sadly) you're the only one going anywhere near your legs! Sometimes I get so focused on the things I am working on - eating well and working out - that I let things slide until all of the sudden I have to get ready to go somewhere, and I realize I am a MESS! It is silly when you are 35 and have to put reminders, with alarms, into your calendar!
Do you have any tips on maintaining your vanity?
**Note about participating in my "Mission 101" challenge: I will not be posting your weights! =) You will tell me this Friday (10/15) how much you want to lose. I will be doing a weekend post to list the participants, and their goals. Then each Friday I will need you to send me the amount you lost (or gained if things go haywire!) - and I will update every weekend with that number, and your total left to lose. I will also include any notes the participants have (things that were easy, what they struggled with that week, tips they may have come across, etc) and are willing to share. It is going to be awesome! So far I have 4 joiners, but it would be fantastic to have more! (P.S. if you would like to participate, and I don't have your email address, please send me an email, in addition to putting it in "comments". I will send out reminder emails to the group each Thursday). It is always better to do things as a group, so join us!