Wednesday recap – the power of a good dress

It’s 11pm and I just got home from work (my “commute” is 5 minutes so you do the math). And yet I’m blogging. I have the need to share my progress with staying sane (and somewhat healthy) despite the craziness that is my life. Random thoughts of the day:

A good dress is powerful. I was tired, stressed yet I felt fantastic. That’s because I knew I looked good. No, I did not instantly drop those damn 15lbs but the wrap dress I had on today hugged me in all the right places and was very forgiving in others. I felt FIERCE. So fierce that when I encountered a very abrasive co-worker, I gave him the verbal equivalent of a middle finger and moved on. Three years ago (or even last week on a bad day) I would have probably cried in the bathroom (or at least wanted to). Today the dress gave me the power that I needed. Go dress! :mrgreen: But since this is a food blog, let’s see what else I got going…

b.good mango smoothie, blended with Amazing Grass chocolate powder, extra ice, milk and some gums makes for a kickass breakfast. I was impressed.

Sometimes a brownie makes it all better. Today’s fudgy brownie from Whole Foods was not on my “planned” list but it was my one and only dessert. I don’t regret a single bite. 😉

Sushi bento boxes from Haru make one amazing dinner. I almost didn’t mind that I was eating it at my desk at 10pm instead of being at home with the hubs (not true actually but it was good). I hope I can expense that baby. 😆

No gym today. Nearly 14 hours of work and yet I feel like I got nothing done. I think my new goal is to hit it every other day. Those reports don’t write themselves and financial statements cannot be analyzed while kicking butt in bootcamp. I AM making it happen tomorrow though. Promise. :)

Today’s eats….. (oh and last thought of the day – I hate my tripod!!… you’ll see why)

Ok, I have a 7am conference call tomorrow so I’m off to get my beauty sleep. It never stops, folks. Seriously. See you with a Thursday recap tomorrow night. I’m kind of liking this format for super busy nights. You?

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22 comments to Wednesday recap – the power of a good dress

  • i really LOVE how clothes can totally pick you up and make you feel wonderful! :) Yes, yes, yes!! Also, that sushi looks so good… I could eat it right now at almost midnight. [chels]

  • i totally agree. a hot dress that fits well can make you feel like the hottest woman in the world. yay you for finding a dress that you feel great in :)

  • oh my goodness with the brownies!! and how cute is that pack and go salad!!

    btw i think its much better to go to the gym every-other day instead…to ask your body to get motivated to do more will only add stress and anxiety.. at least i think it would… right?

    have a great night girl!!


  • A hot dress can be the answer to any woman’s prayers if they find the right one! :)

    That brownie – OH MY!!!!

  • Hang in there! Work sounds stressful. Remember that sleep helps deal with stress better than anything else. I would make that as much of a priority as you can – even over exercise if necessary.

    Good job balancing your eating – especially in this situation!

  • definitely true about the outfit :) a good one can do wonders! way to stay sane amidst 14hours of work :/ Hope today is a bit better for you!

  • What a stressful job you have. 14 hour days would kill me! I’m glad you were feeling good about yourself and got some good food in there. I love those frosted Whole Foods brownies!

  • Dresses are quite powerful, and I’m glad it gave you courage to stand up for yourself!

    P.S. That sushi looks OUTSTANDING! Honestly, even if Adam was right across from you I think sushi that beautiful might take over anyway :)

  • Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when you told that guy off :). Oh, and can we talk about that brownie?? It looks incredible!!

  • I know what you mean about good clothes. It’s the same thing with work out clothes… When I’m wearing a cute workout outfit I feel stronger! Hang in there at work.

  • Amen to your first point! I love me a good dress. Good luck with your busy schedule!

  • I would love to see this dress… I need ones that do all that!

  • That is a LONG day, dear. No wonder you are beat and didn’t get a workout in! I think it’s smart of you to not beat yourself up over it and figure something out that’s realistic. Hang in there, ok? And PS. I LOVE when an outfit gives me an empowered feeling!! Go you!

  • Totally agree on the outfit! And post a photo of your awesome wrap dress!

    My husband has been working insane hours and I know what a toll it can take on your physical and mental health, so I think you’re doing awesomely. I’m majorly impressed that you’re still even blogging!

  • It’s amazing what clothes can do and how they can make you feel. I have this one special tshirt, and when i wear it, i just feel so much more comfortable and am able to be alot more confident, whereas if i wear something that’s tight or i feel bad in, my day is never as good or as positive!!

    The brownie peice looks ridiculously tasty!!! xx

  • Oh yeah, a wrap dress will do that for you. Aren’t they so flattering?

  • Wow, you are busy!!!! Make sure you’re taking time for YOU!

    And I completely agree – a flattering, comfortable outfit automatically makes me feel confident and ready to face anything!

  • Liz

    I agree. A great outfit, especially a dress, works wonders for your confidence!

  • Elina

    I promise to take a picture of me in the dress next time :)

  • A good dress, a good pair of heels, and good posture belong in any woman´s arsenal. Instant confidence boost!

  • There is nothing like a great dress. It can at least shave fifteen pounds off your appearance even though it’s not really making you lose weight. haha Confidence is the best beauty tip.

  • Sounds like life has been crazy for you, Elina!

    Yes, agreed that the power of a good dress is strong! I was happy to read that reminder though, because I’m not feeling so ace lately, but when I dress well I feel better :)


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