Sometimes I think that despite losing weight, I’ve not changed at all in the important things – how I perceive myself and my whole self-image, then something happens that makes me realise that I’ve definitely had some healthy shifts in attitude.
The other day we passed a sign for a gym in my area and their big selling point was “No Mirrors”. The old me would have been all – “yahs! gym with no mirrors.” On certain days, when the moon is right and the stars align, I might even have thought ‘No, how can I check out my makeup*/hair/legs?’ But instead of all these appearance-focussed thoughts, my initial reaction was ‘OMG, that’s so wrong! How can you do weights properly if you can’t check your form? That’s just plain dangerous.’
A small but pivotal change, I think.
* I NEVER wear makeup to the gym, well not on purpose anyways. Sometimes I have incidental work makeup and that’s embarassing enough.
I’m going to see Stardust tonight (after a run cos I was too lazy to go before work). The rest of the weekend – well I’ve decided the month of ME needs to focus on creating a better living space this weekend.
- I’m getting rid of all the stuff I don’t need – either throwing things out or taking them to my storage space – and rearranging furniture.
- I want to create a really nice area for doing weights & yoga at home. I’ve finally got my dvd player working on my laptop so I can use my yoga dvds.
- I’m going to “Spring” things up – make the room more open and breezy. I put nice summery bed linen on the bed last week and that made me very happy, a few weeks ago I ruthlessly weeded out my underwear drawer. This weekend I’m going to put more time into doing stuff like that. I really need to go through my wardrobe. Hell, I might even clean out the fridge.
After that, I want to focus the rest of my month of ME on making me beautiful. Does anyone know anything about tattoo makeup? I have sparse spots on my eyebrows and have been considering it to save drawing them on (I’m not, as a certain friend suggested, thinking of anchors or love hearts – not on the brows anyway).