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July 2: The Closet Cleanse + The Hulk + Today’s Mini-Challenge

I accumulate a lot of clothes that I never use. This was the first thing I realized as I did yesterday’s mini challenge. As I kept pulling out items the “No” pile kept rising higher and higher to finally reveal the meager few pieces that I did use. I thought this was going to be a very simple exercise in tidying up but as there was such a stark contrast between the two piles I had to pause and ask myself why this was. I mean, why have so much that I’m not using and be stuck with just a small handful that I actually wore. And then to always feel as though I never have any/the right clothes to wear?

The answer presented itself too quickly in my opinion, as though it was just waiting for the right moment to pounce on me, grab me by the ankles & pound me about like the Hulk did to Loki in an already pissed-off effort to make me realize that ~ it’s because I am always buying clothes for the body I want to have and not the body I have now.

Okay let’s do that again: buying clothes for a fantasy body-size instead of buying clothes in real-time.

Does this happen to you too? We think we’re being motivational/inspirational/supportive when we’re buying sizes that are too small, thinking that we’ll fit into them in X number of weeks because we’re eliminating all the carbs from our diet but the sad truth is …

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tenor

 

😱 😱 😱

Okay, lights on now!

I am going to stop this madness rrright now and, with you all as witness (sorta), I am going to ~

  1. dress myself with honesty and respect from this point forward
  2. get serious about my fitness goals

Which brings me to today’s mini-challenge: articulate this month’s goals. More on this tomorrow.

 

Photo by Artem Beliaikin @belart84 on Unsplash

8 thoughts on “July 2: The Closet Cleanse + The Hulk + Today’s Mini-Challenge”

  1. Um, have you seen my closet lately? I had to make a tote just to hole all the clothes in that fantasy size. Don’t tell Sunshine that I have that much stuff that won’t fit if i don’t lose the weight🙄

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  2. I too have a closet full of clothes and only wear a small amount. I do agree with how you buy clothes, for the body I want. I also think that when I go shopping I am in such a good mood and buy what I think looks pretty good on me, only to find later that it really doesn’t look so good after all. Plus I still have lots of smaller clothes in the closet that I hope to get back into…Ugh. The struggle is real!! Pitch your pile and go buy some new 🙂

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    1. That about being in a good mood while buying clothes is also true for me. I tend to buy clothes that are a bit more colorful or trendy or quirky when in a good mood & then not use them at all because they’re not really my style. What’s up with that? 😀

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