Tips for Work Out Confidence & $50 gift card giveaway

by superexhausted on May 11, 2012

Dressing for your current size.  This past week I was able to attend a Fitness Magazine Meet and Tweet event in NYC.  It was a fun a event with great opportunities to learn about fitness and healthy living.   Oh yea did you happen to notice the picture above.. Yes that is me towering over the greatest female soccer player of all time!  MIA HAMM ..omg.  Check out my post /video tomorrow on the entire event.

There was a Fitness Fashion Show,  then style editor from Fitness Argy Koutsothanasis provided  2 of  my favorite tips:

  • Best Accessory is confidence it looks good on anyone (this  is the same thing I was saying last week in the confidence post)
  • Dress for your current size,  if you read my post last week you will realize I thing it is import to be comfortable in your skin no matter what size you are

Prior to going  to NYC, I went and purchased some clothes for this event.  The reason I think clothes that fit properly are important and they are an instant boost yourself confidence.  Don’t wait till you are a size 8 when you are a size 16  from a 22.  A great outfit will make you feel empowered no mater what size. .

That includes when you workout,  when you go to the gym and see the “smaller” women looking good. So you think.. “she is just showing off her rocking body (bitch)”.. well I say “yea for her!”  She worked hard to have that body. she could have been where you are right now.

I  might not be tiny.  I want to celebrate what I have accomplished this so far.  Now,  I am not saying it is not OK to wear your husband’s tee and sweat pants.  But If I need a pick me up I get dressed up in clothes that make me look great!

Look at the difference wearing clothes that promote the FRUMP.

Wearing an outfit that fits,  I can stand tall with, Buy clothes for the size you currently are.

This week fitness:

  • Monday in NYC and walked, 2week challenges
  • Tues Home got 10K steps in 2week challenges
  • Wed NYC for the fitness blogger 2week challenges
  • Thurs  I worked and rested (I feel like I was majorly slacking)
  • Friday walked 2week challenges

This weeks Food:

After last confidence  post and everyone supporting me with such great comments, over 400 people view in 1 day.  I ended going to my inlaws and let the weekend of buffets begin- lets try 5 over the course of the weekend.  I stuck to the green and fish items,  stayed away from sauces(but I did eat more than I should).  It was like I know I should not be eating this,  but I did good this week I inspired people  (and we are back ay my Weightloss Games, which I realized Sunday evening.)   The rest of the week I did well.  Needless to say with my slow down in activity and food I think they balanced them out.  So no loss or gain.  I feel like the little engine that could with a few trips to the bathroom, snackbar, and snooze on the couch.

Next weeks Goals:  for next week Write down everything I eat, and move more.

I will carry on.. one telephone pole to one telephone pole.. it starts with a step , so I am going to continue. Thank for giving me the drive to continue.

I got this!


So I want you to look great and feel better while working out:  I am offering self sponsored  giveaway for your choice  one $50 Dicks Sporting goods or $50 for  (which is a plus size active wear company) I self sponsored the giveaway,  that is how important I think it is for you to look and feel better.

The mandatory entry is to leave a comment below answering he following question: Then leave that you entered a comment in the rafflecopter form. Additional entries can be earned by tweeting, liking, sharing and subscribing. tweet daily

“What type of clothing you would buy to help post your self esteem?”

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Also Linking this post with Musing of a housewife FashionFriday Post


{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

Nichole May 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I’d buy some shirts that aren’t T-shirts!


Jeanine L. May 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I would purchase yoga tanks with the built-in sports bras. Nothing makes me feel frumpier than wearing baggy t-shirts, especially in yoga class!


susan May 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Comfortable clothing, if I am comfortable I feel better about myself.


Jill May 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I would wear less jeans & tshirts (I work in a warehouse as a customer service rep) and wear a bit more jewelry. The only thing that I do to boost my self-esteem now is wear cute sunglasses and paint my nails. :)


Laura Lohr @mommycanrun May 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

You’re so adorable! You’re confidence definitely shines through!

I wish I would have been able to make it out there. Looks like a blast!


Rikki-Dee May 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Anything!! I hardly ever buy things for myself. So it feels good when I do.


deb May 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I would buy something that flatters my curvy figure. Usually yoga pants and a nice fitting shirt. I’ve noticed that loose shirts just make me look a lot bigger.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


Aimee W May 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I would buy women’s shirts rather than wearing my husbands old t-shirts (they are usually oversized and not flattering) and some nice supporting bras/tanks to help me look good in those shirts!


Jamie (@va_grown) May 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I would buy a great-fitting set of jogging pants AND shirt–even when you have good pants, a frumpy old tee shirt ruins it and tends to “stick” to all the wrong places when you’re working or working out.


Jennifer B. May 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I’d buy something trendy and cute, I never do because I never know what size I’ll be and for how long.


Becca Bernstein May 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I’d purchase something cute that works for day and night. That way I can wear it to work and out with the hubby!


karon May 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

You look great Sherry! I would wear color. I lost weight and still wear black. I always think I look slim in it. One of these days I will buy some colorful shirts.


Lisa @LisaLightnerLL May 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Sigh. I need to get back into an exercise schedule.


Barb @ A Life in Balance May 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I’d love to find comfortable running shorts. Because of my thighs I never feel comfortable in running shorts – ugh!

I love the colors in the 2nd outfit on you! I love seeing women wear bright colors. I have a friend who wears a lot of grey and black, mostly grey. I think she has one coral t-shirt. She so needs to bring color into her life.


Nichole May 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I guess I’d buy some halfway decent exercise clothes that FIT … and then maybe actually exercise!!!


Jessica May 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I nicely fitting pair of jeans!


Andrea Merrigan May 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm

How fun to be able to go to the Fitness event. Your outfit looks great!


Andrea Merrigan May 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Oops…forgot to answer the question in my prior comment. Right now I am working out alot so I would buy some new workout clothes to make me feel better while I’m working out:)


Kathryn C. May 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I’d buy some yoga tops and pants. Thanks so much Sherry! What an awesome thing to do!


hchybinski May 12, 2012 at 7:05 am

I could use some good workout clothes as well – it’s true that they need to fit properly to get the most out of them AND look your best.



Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} May 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

I love it! Great advice. When I was losing baby weight, I always bought a few things to wear in whatever size I was. It made me feel SO much better and I think helped me be more successful about losing the baby weight. I didn’t invest in pricey pieces, but having a few things that fit made the biggest difference in how I felt about myself and my motivation to keep going.


Tomka May 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

I need some casual wear that I can work out in but also wear when out and about with the family


Jen @CarseatDancers May 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

I boost my self-esteem every time I feel fashionable.
Trendy clothing that fits perfectly + accessories + a posh purse = confidence.
😉 Jen


debbie jackson May 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

capris and shirts


robyn paris May 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

i would buy a nice pair of capris


coliebear May 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I like to buy fitted t shirts.


Kristi C May 14, 2012 at 3:30 am

I would buy some new workout clothing.


Krissy Higgins May 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Girl, outfits do make the woman don’t they?? You looked great in NYC I hope you had fun!
I think I definitely need to get some super cute work out tee’s and pants instead of my baggy stuff.., it is encouraging to continue when you look at yourself and see how far you’ve come!


tracey byram May 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

To boost my self-esteem I’d need a push-up bra and panties with a built in butt.


Lindsay May 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I always feel great in a new skirt or maxi dress. You are looking AMAZING! Way to go!


Monica Sanchez May 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

please share your giveaway with my readers thanks !


Gena May 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Since I’m pregnant I’m looking for styles that highlight and emphasize “the bump” and cleavage, though in a very work-appropriate way! Still very into working out daily, whether it’s cardio or stretching (preferably both!) and soon I’m going to need new clothes to do just that. Hoping to find something fresh and new out there and not just the same old oversized t-shirts and sweatpants from my closet!


Mechele Johnson May 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I would purchase black yoga pants, tight ones to look slimmer in black and feel comfortable as well.


Tara May 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I would buy a new pair of workout pants. My current ones are so old that I don’t feel confident at all!


Sarah @mamasarahjane May 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I would buy an actual workout shirt and not an old t-shirt!


lisa sawangjang May 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I would buy yoga pants!


Tabathia B May 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm

dark boot cut denim jeans
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


Hanan May 15, 2012 at 12:02 am

So jealous, you got to go to that! I bet you just had a blast!!

For me…wearing a dress that shows off my curves, and looks nice is what inspires me most.


Jeanie May 15, 2012 at 12:56 am

I like the tailored look and I love that you talk about wearing clothes that fit! I often go comfortable, easy and well, frumpy. Sometimes I get to kick it up if I find something nice on sale. Trying to find the clothes that show I have curves without showing too much can be a challenge!

Your visual examples of the value of wearing clothes that fit was perfect! Glad you had fun in NYC!


Steph @fitmomtraining May 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

Yes! Confidence and wearing clothes that fit properly are so important! So much focus is put on the size of the pants rather than the fit. What’s the point in wearing your “goal size” if you can’t breathe in it right?!

Glad you had fun at the NYC event!


Peggy May 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

great pair of nice fitting jeans



julie May 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

fitted capri’s:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com


lauren knott May 16, 2012 at 8:43 am

I would buy a cute bright tank and some fitted yoga pants.


Laura Jacobson May 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I would buy one of those dry fit shirts that keep you cool when you walk. I would be walking in style! haha


Andy May 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I’d buy some good sports bras. I need help keeping the girls up.


Laura ari May 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm

New sneakers always give me a boost!


Kelly D May 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I would buy t-shirts in pretty, bright colors.


Amy Tolley May 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

something flattering


Elena May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I would buy yoga pants


Mary Happymommy May 21, 2012 at 7:44 am

New bras would give me a boost of confidence!


courtney b May 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

black slimming clothes!


Judy S May 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

I want some workout pants so I can feel better while walking.


Nessa May 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I need a better sports bra. The one I have now is too small. Bleh. Thanks!


Jennifer Marie May 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Some work out tops and bottoms would encourage me to get myself to the gym.


April May 22, 2012 at 7:14 am

sports bras!!!


Amanda Sakovitz May 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm

a pair of skinny jeans and cute summery top!


Erica Best May 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm

i love JIJIJ dresses


lala r May 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

a good fitting bra or sports bra
amramazon280 at yahoo dot com


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