Juan Carlos Miranda
This new year many of us have set ourselves goals we are hoping to achieve, whether it is to eat better, get in shape, or get a hold of our financial woes. Sadly, many of us won’t make it past January before we fall off the wagon. Harsh? I’d rather think of it as being realistic. There is definitely nothing wrong with drifting from your resolutions or feeling down, because you ate that extra slice of pizza. However there is something very wrong with giving up. So no matter what happens, don’t you give up!
One of the things that always helps me when trying to achieve my goals is feeling good about myself. But you can’t feel good about yourself on the inside unless you feel good about yourself on the outside. How do you do that? Simple.
Dress to impress yourself. Most of the time we try to look good for others. What we wear and how we wear is usually dictated by others and, you know what? Not anymore.
When you wear what makes you comfortable and makes you look good, then you’ll exude confidence and control and most people react to that. Now, dressing comfortable does not, in any way, mean dress all fodonga, unless you’re going for the Chimoltrufia look–those of you who grew up watching El Chavo del Ocho know who I’m talking about.
Have you ever heard the expression “De moda, lo que te acomoda?” When it comes to fashion there are certain styles not everyone can pull off. It could be because of size, shape or even age. Clothes are designed for specific sizes and age groups; what might look nice on your friend might not look nice on you. In other words, choose wisely. Dress in clothes that are comfortable and will make you feel like a million bucks. It’s not that hard. Let’s say one of your resolutions is to get in shape. Well, I commend you for that. However, please don’t be that type of person that goes to the gym with clothes that are too old or just dirty. Always make sure to wear clothes that are designed for exercise activities. You wouldn’t believe the number of guys that go to the gym wearing jeans and sandals, white Ts with sweat stains or just plain dirty. Going to the gym means dressing for it too. You wouldn’t wear a two-piece bikini to a funeral, would you? Then why wear dirty or street clothes to exercise? It’s just oxymoronic.Do me a favor and start this 2013 by being a little selfish and taking care of yourself first. Pamper yourself and once you have achieved that self confidence, and love for who you are, then you will be able to get out there and achieve all your other goals. Think of everyday as a new beginning and always stay fabulous.