The most common reason potential clients put off working with me is, “I’d like to lose weight first.” My response, “Life is happening NOW, not when you lose weight. You deserve to look and feel your best today.”
Why You Should Not Wait
Denying yourself nice things at your current size is a form of self-punishment. You work too hard and you are too amazing to do that to yourself!
Often, when I check back with someone who said they wanted to lose weight first, the story is the same. It makes me sad that they denied themselves a year of joy with their image. I like to imagine an alternate life where they looked amazing in a beautifully-curated wardrobe capsule that they love at their current size. Do not wait.
Great Style is not a Size
Style can’t be found in the number on the dress tag, nor is it found in the size of your bank account. Great style is understanding how to dress your body and how to communicate who you are on the inside through your clothing and accessories.
A Success Story
I had the pleasure of recently working with a client who despite being about 25 pounds over her “ideal weight” decided to hire me. I asked her why she was willing to buy new things when she wanted to lose weight. She responded without hesitation that she believes if she looks great in a modern, updated wardrobe at her current size, it will motivate her to take off the weight so she can have the clothes taken in. Amen! She was preaching to the choir. I told her I wish she could convince others to follow her lead. At the end of our work together, she feels the best she has felt in years, she looks the best she has looked in years, and she is receiving oodles of compliments from co-workers and friends who are impressed with how fabulous she looks. And guess what? She was right. She began losing weight almost right away. Hooray!
No More Excuses
I hear the weight excuse a lot. Here’s a short list of others that many think but don’t verbalize: (1) I don’t deserve it, (2) I’m afraid of change, or (3) I don’t think I can look any better than I do. My answers: you deserve it more than anyone, change opens the doors to new opportunities and a few small updates make a world of difference. Message me, and let’s get started. Your best image awaits!
“You have to let go of whatever you were and allow yourself to become who you are.” Stacy London