In 1988, I mistook a comment "you look like a Charlie's Angel" to be a compliment, so out of the house I went feeling confident in a bright blue jumpsuit.
As it turns out she was trying to tell me that I looked like I just walked out of the 70's - not a fashion style that was popular in 1988. Since then I've learned how to play the game smarter.
|fashion school dropout|
My nature is that of an athlete: I look for ways to win; to learn the rules of the game, to use the advantages I have; to keep my opponent from seeing my weaknesses; and to train to build up my weak spots while building my strengths. As an athlete I also learn about my opponent. In this battle - it's been age, gravity and excess weight. That last one has been retreating at a rate of ~ 1 pound a week. Yeah me, another win!
In training, repetition is the key. So when I saw I had an opportunity to go back to style school, I jumped on that so I could strengthen that area. In 2007, Nancy Nix-Rice spoke at G-Street fabrics and I started to learn some of the rules. From sports I have learned the hard way to invest in my equipment. Often the cheapest gear doesn't do the job well and then I end up replacing it with the better gear. An initial investment can saves money in the long run. This is how I saw getting my "colors done". This wasn't the color me beautiful one of four seasons, but colors specific to just me, based on me.
|My sister, me in a wonder outfit, and Nancy Zieman...|
- wonder if Mrs Roper knows I have her floral top? (and I actually sewed that one in the photo! and it seemed too revealing so I added a green t-shirt underneath)
- wonder if my arms will grow longer so this will fit?
- wonder what is going to match this wild print?
- wonder what I was thinking?
|45 and still spunky|
|in college and spunky|
One of the ways I know I'm winning this game is to check in on my feelings. I'm feeling energetic and spunky, a feeling I remember from being young! Feeling good and looking good - which came first?
Runners are always competing with their personal best. I'm feeling like I'm back to competing with my personal best!