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OT - Tone-up Tuesday

Aniki's picture

Happy Tuesday, STalkers! Sorry I'm so late to the game, but this day has been nuckin' futz!!!

How goes it with you? As crazy as it's been for me, I'm getting in MY steps, my boss's steps, and a couple of my coworkers...

When you're not where you want to be weight-wise, what do you do to make yourself feel better and looking your best (don't say eat chocolate....)? Do you style your hair a certain way? Wear a particular outfit?

On days I want to look my best and need to dress-to-impress, I'm a fan of the Empire Silhouette. I prefer maxi dresses that almost hit the floor (or hit below the calf, at the very least) with an Empire Waist. Not familiar with that style? It's a dress with a fitted bodice that ends just below the bust, with a flairing skirt. For women who don't have a defined waistline, it gives the illusion of one.

For casual wear, I wear jeans that skim my figure (SKIM, not HUG - no clothes digging in!) and a top that gives you a waistline (whether you have one or not). Long shirts that hang down over your hiney can make you look dumpy and curveless. I prefer a shirt that hits about 2 inches below my belt.


How about you? What makes you feel BETTER when you feel you're not looking your BEST?


ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

I put on makeup. The better I'm feeling, the less makeup I have on. I've been wearing a lot of makeup the past few months. LMAO

Today was more minimalist than I've been in a long time though. So I really feel I'm making progress again Smile

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

Lol. That's because I stress out and start snapping at people when I skip the gym Aniki. i'm in shape for everyone else's health! 



Kmommyof388's picture

As silly as it sounds I put on a dress...not just any dress I have one in particular that dress for some reason I love myself in.. Its a retro 1950s get up makes me feel..idk different? Lol Audrey Hepburn ripoff Smile

Aniki's picture

Nice!! I have more than a dozen maxi dresses, but they are not all created equally...LOL

Letti.R's picture

A long, hot, scented bubble bath cures any bad day for me, Aniki.

I work in a formal environment, so I love jeans and t-shirts or pretty shirts and no make up  when on my own time.
My hair knows one style, think Princess Merida...
Very long, red, wavy and brushed with a hurricane.

Aniki's picture

Oooooooooo, Letti, I luuuuv Princess Merida's hair!! Mine is blonde and slighly wavy. If I curl it and it rains, my hair goes straight and limp. If I leave it straight and it rains, my hair goes frizzy and wavy. I can't win!

Pssssst... you can have that bubble bath. I prefer a shower. Biggrin

futurobrillante99's picture

Glass of wine and some TV-binging - numb and distract. LOL

I like the dress style you describe - I have a couple tops with the empire style. Flattering.

On the Tone-Up theme:

Weight is slowly going down - best way = slow and steady. I'm down nearly 15 pounds since the beginning of the year. Bought pants in my "usual" size and they fit when I put them on but are falling off 1/2 way through the day. Time to downsize. 21 pounds to my goal weight and I plan to be there before my birthday (30 weeks).

In 2 weeks, I start up with a personal trainer to target some specific goals - mostly core to support my back, but upper body, too. Cycling 2-3 times a week but I need to get back in the pool to prep for a race. Need some balance!

Going camping this weekend. I haven't slept in a tent since my youngest was a cub scout. Taking the bike and kayak!! This weekend will the be the first time kayaking in about 2 years!! Cannot. Wait.



Aniki's picture

FB, I'm ready to drink a BOTTLE of wine. This feels like the third Tuesday this week. Ugh.

Here is a dress I ordered online (fits perfectly!!). I need to take in the sides of the top about 1/2" on each side to give it more of a defined waist, but I very much like the dress!

That's great! I'm so happy for you. :D  I am positively itching to get out in our canoe/kayaks!

futurobrillante99's picture

Very nice! Are you a brunette? It will look amazing on you.

My hair color has changed so drastically, I would need something bolder. Thanks for the link. I think I'll take a look around. Wink

Siemprematahari's picture

I light my candles and listen to some smooth jazz music when I don't feel my best. When I want to feel beautiful I have these sexy "pretty woman boots" that I wear.

I feel absolutely fabulous and no one can tell me a d@mn thing Wink

MidwestMrs's picture

I have a couple of  'mermaid' skirts that make me feeel great and look so good! DH luvs my butt in those lol!

Gimme a hot bath, good book and baileys on the rocks girl. <3

Aniki's picture

Ermagawd, you ROCK the mermaid! Your wedding dress was mermaid style. It's kinda too bad you didn't wear a mermaid skirt and matching bra because you have the perfect figure for it!!! MidwestMrs, you were such a bee-yoo-tee-full bride. *kiss3*