First of all I want to say Thank You for all the mad love on the blog Thursday! I had a lot of hits from that post. As I stated in my previous article I will be discussing my new style and fitness regimen. Let’s start with fitness first because they both tie into each other.
I’m going to make an appointment to go to the doctor soon. For some reason I have gained 20 points within the last year. Yes! That’s a lot of weight for ANYONE especially in a year if you’re not pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure most people haven’t noticed the weight because of my height. In fact when I went to the doctor a couple of months ago they were like, “You didn’t look like you weigh that much.” So they weight gain may be part of my crossfit training. I think I’m going to do two things. Kind of like an experiment. Once a week I will be measuring both weight loss AND inches lost. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to take pictures or not. We will see. The reason I want to do both is because sometime when you lose inches you look better than if you lose weight. I am also still committed to running a 5K this summer. So the month of May I will be gearing up for that. My plan is run on average of 4 miles a day at least 3-5 days a week. I haven’t been to crossfit in about a month. YES! I know! I have been so busy with my business and travelling.
My eating will change. I am more Paleo, but I’m going to be a very strict Paleo this month. This means fresh fruits and veggies with ZERO juices and artificial anything. This will only be a challenge on Fridays when our group at work does Breakfast Club. Every Friday a couple of people from the department brings breakfast for everyone, so as you can imagine, it’s not the healthiest thing at times. Next week is my turn so I may bring HUGE breakfast burritos and fresh fruit.
How does Fitness and Fashion tie in? Well, because I have gained so much dayum weight I can’t fit into my clothes anymore. However, since my money is going to my business and everything that comes with that then I really have no room in the budget to buy new clothes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have the money… but I really need to focus all my discretionary income on a business that could yield me a way to not work for the man anymore. In order to maximize my wardrobe I will need to lose the weight.
I have decided on my “new style.” I was kinda getting bored with my current look. Another reason I hadn’t posted too much on the blog. However, I think that was because I was reading WAY too many fashion blogs and just comparing myself to those girls. I kept saying, “If only I had more money.” Then I read an article that made me rethink about all the other fashion bloggers. Honestly, we don’t the financial background of these women. They could have SUPER high credit card debt, horrible credit, and on the verge of losing everything. Some of them may have shopping addictions. Some of them may have a $250,000 a year job. Therefore, I should stop comparing my style and closet to these ladies because I don’t know ANYTHING about their personal life. For me, yes I can AFFORD to do that, but at the same time I CANNOT afford to do that. I really need to have my money grow on the investment of my photography business so I will be buying VERY few pieces. When I do buy new pieces then I will post them on the blog and let you know. I mean I’m not going to completely deny myself, but if it comes down to do invest in my business or my closet the business will win pretty much every single time.
So what IS this style? I’m going to go for floral pastel rockstar. I want to look young, fun, approachable, but still have that badass work ethic about myself. Yes, I still be rocking the moto jackets and heels, but I really want to add more color and flair to my wardrobe. Since I need to buy new clothes and accessories for my business I will have a lot of cool and fun pieces of jewelry to rock.
I’m doing this because I realized something simple yet important while in San Diego that I already knew. Style is IMPORTANT. I mean it’s REALLY important. Especially in the field that I’m in. While at the retreat one of the other attendees asked the owners if their employees has a dress code. Because they were all dressed colorful, fresh, and fun looking. Now the ladies at the studio were rocking shorts, but in a really fun fashionable way. They looked like the lookbook models off the Forever 21 website. So the owners stated they did have a dress code because not only are they selling their services they are selling their look too. Honestly, would you go to a hairstylist that never had her hair done and looked like she got out of bed, or would you go to a person that actually does their hair? Her hair is her brand AND service. You have to look like your brand and service.
Since I plan to only have another year left working for corporate America that’s why it’s important that I don’t spend way too much money on corporate clothes. I live in Texas which means that I live in jeans. I don’t want to spend way too much money on pants that I won’t be utilizing after a year.
Okay, so that’s about it for right now. Thank you so much for taking the time to read the blog. Remember that the new schedule is now Monday, Wed, Fridays. I still start to have more OOTDs… and this blog will probably be more OOTD centric. Also, if you have a blog please list it below in the comments so I can make sure I add you on BlogLovin’.