The day before the Hometown Throwdown I stressed about what to wear to our day long country music event. I knew I'd be taking plenty of photos and wanted to make sure I covered up my problem areas. Sunday came and Fitz surprised us with shirts.
What a sweet gesture! I put it on and noticed it was a lot tighter around my waist (my #1 problem area) than I wanted it to be. I was wearing a vest with fringe and thought that'd help cover it up. I didn't feel 100% comfortable in the shirt but wanted to wear it because Fitz was kind enough to have it made for me.
I was self conscious the ENTIRE day but pushed those feelings aside and was so happy to meet so many of listeners! Hundreds of photos had to have been taken and most were from the chest up, thank GOD. Fast forward to Tuesday at 3:50am.
I woke up this morning and saw this photo someone posted on my Facebook page. What the HELL happened to me?! Sure, my waist is my problem area but that was not something I'd seen in a LONG time. REALITY CHECK!
Was I off the wagon? Sure. Did I think I'd fallen off the wagon and let it run over me? Nope. How did I get so out of hand...again?! To Anne, the person that posted this photo, thank you. This was what I needed to get my sh*t together.
So what now? I've got a date with my trainer, Karen, TODAY. We're going to work out AND create a new program that I can use with my gym (thanks Precor Home Fitness!) My DietBet Challenge also started this week, too. I bet $30 that I'd lose 4% of my body weight in 4 weeks. If YOU need some motivation, join the Challenge! It's not too late. But this isn't a plug for anyone or anything. I'm simply sharing what my plan is moving forward.
Thanks to everyone who's been following my journey. It's not always easy. Sometimes you mess up. Insert some profound quote here about falling down and getting back up again. Meh. Wish me luck on day one.
A lot of people say, "OMG! Ellen! You look great!" and I really appreciate the love! But let me give you a behind the scenes look at what happens in order to get the perfect pic. (A big thank you to Nick @ Noon for being my photographer!)
Take ONE // Fix the hair:
Take TWO // Adjust the shirt:
Take THREE // Say Cheese!!!
Jacket - Uniqlo
Tank - Old Navy
Denim - Express
Booties - Nordstrom (Available on clearance on the Nordstrom Rack app)
When you wake up as early as I do, sometimes the best thing to do is to prepare your outfit the night before. I've already got too much to think about in the morning. What to wear shouldn't be one of them. (As always, click the links below will take you straight to the product.)