What do you do when you have to take your dog for a walk, you need some exercise and it is pretty much still almost 100 degrees – you throw on some workout clothes, and head out.
I know I have talked about this before, but I stand by my philosophy that I try to look good no matter what it is that I am doing. I like to coordinate my outfits so that I feel good, which makes me accomplish what I am setting out to do more effectively. In this case, even though I was only taking the dog for a walk, I walked further, faster and felt better because I was comfortable in my own skin and of course in what I was wearing.
Being confident in yourself looks different for everyone. For some, it’s just knowing that you’re awesome – if you have reached that level, I applaud you. For the rest of us, I associate my confidence with my success, my appearance and how I feel. I like to be fit, look in shape and most importantly, to be able to keep up with my kids.
My youngest boy once told me that I was a “fun sponge” – I hadn’t realized that sometimes when we do things, I tend to sit on the sidelines. It was interesting because he didn’t know what a good swimmer I am because when we are at the pool, I tend to sit on the loungers, read and just watch. Brandon is the one who gets in with them and throws them around. He didn’t realize until I dived in one day and then taught him how to dive right after. I think at that point I graduated from being the fun sponge. It is definitely something I have to work on because some of the “boys” activities that they embark on, I don’t really enjoy. So I have to pull out my inner tom-boy and show them what I am made of!
Workout pants: Fabletics Workout Top: Old Navy Sneakers: Nike Roshe Run Shades: Fendi