Happy Tuesday! My mom and I always laugh when we go shopping together because trying on clothes can be very comical! When we try on clothes that look great on the rack, we often have very negative reactions when we put them on our bodies! We might say that we’re big, fat, old looking, or frumpy. Does this sound familiar? We might look in the mirror and not like what we see. It’s easy to insult ourselves and feel discouraged. I say this because I have done it myself and it feels terrible. Let me offer some reframing so that your next dressing room experience can be more positive!
Instead of saying: I LOOK FAT IN THIS! Flip it to: THIS JUST DOESN’T SUIT MY BODY.
Instead of saying: THIS COLOR IS AWFUL ON ME! Flip it to: THIS COLOR DOESN’T SERVE ME.
Instead of saying: I LOOK SO BIG AND NEED TO GO ON A DIET! Flip it to: I DON’T LOOK MY BEST TODAY AND I WILL DO BETTER WITH MY FOOD CHOICES!
Instead of saying: WHY CAN’T I WEAR CUTE CLOTHES LIKE SMALLER PEOPLE? Flip it to: I’M WORKING ON MY BODY SO THAT I CAN WEAR DIFFERENT CLOTHES!
Instead of saying: NOTHING FITS ME! Flip it to: RIGHT NOW, I’M NOT YET WHERE I WANT TO BE WITH HOW MY CLOTHES FIT!
Instead of saying: I DON’T DESERVE NICE CLOTHES! Flip it to: I DESERVE NICE CLOTHES WHICH IS WHY I’M WORKING ON MY WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.
Instead of saying: I WISH I WERE SMALLER! Flip it to: I’M WORKING HARD TO CHANGE MY BODY SIZE IN A HEALTHY WAY.
So the next time that you are trying on clothes, be kind to yourself with what you think and tell yourself. Be positive and optimistic that your hard world to lose weight will pay off! Flip dressing room drama into a more pleasant experience!
You’ve got this!