Keeping A Goal Outfit NOT A Goal Wardrobe
by Meggan Larson
How many of us have multiple sizes of clothing in our closets? Some with tags still on them? I’m totally guilty of this. You have those clothes likely for one of two reasons. The first ~ because you have held onto those clothes as you gained weight hoping that you would go back to the size you were originally at. The second ~ you previously lost a bunch of weight and have clothing in different sizes because you never got rid of the bigger sizes just in case. You know that saying “Let go and let God?”…
It applies here both literally and figuratively. Hanging on to all of those clothes does several things to us. It creates a lot of clutter because we have multiple sizes of clothing in our closets and drawers and makes us feel like we have no space and have too many things. It also can be a source of frustration as we desperately try to get to the next size down and keep trying to squeeze into those jeans to no avail. At least when we have an end goal in sight as we get closer to it we are pleasantly surprised when we get to the next size down because we have the ultimate end goal in mind. There are times to keep short term goals in front of our faces and there are times when we need to just hunker down for the long haul and know that it’s going to be a while before we get there.
If you have a room full of clothing from sizes 20 down to 4 and every size in between then it may be time for you to have a garage sale (on or offline). Personally I recommend keeping one goal outfit that you will be absolutely thrilled to get on instead of an entire wardrobe of different sizes to frustrate and distract you on your way. As you lose weight sell the clothing that’s now too big for you and pay off some debt! Or give the clothing away if you’d prefer. Either way, don’t hang on to it “just in case”. More about that next week…
Keep that goal outfit and maybe start saving for a newer wardrobe once you reach where you want to be. Some of the clothes I had kept were 15 years old. I mean really? Let go already. I’m right there with you!
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!