Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spanx? No thanks.




So this week I'm making my Hoopnotica Instructer training video, and after seeing myself in a test of said video, I nearly cried. I'm not thrilled with my body, but on most days I take it in stride. I work out and eat better and have lost some pounds since beginning hooping. Still, nothing could have prepared me for that video. It was at the point where I honestly felt like my respect for Husband had decreased, because he married me (and I was like 15 pounds heavier then!). But I got over it and headed out to buy some Spanx. Yes, that dreaded undergarment. I haven't worn anything similar since my wedding day, and wow, WOW. This was awful. The only way I can describe it is it's as if it was created by Satan himself. Forget the physical pain of it, the emotional toll of seeing myself going to this ridiculous length to look better made me feel worse. Learning how to hoop isn't purely a physical thing, it's a mental thing, enlightening, and sometimes even spiritual. That's what I'm supposed to teach! And here I am falling into a silly trap. I feel like I've taken 2 steps backward because of those stupid Spanx.

Ladies, throw the girdles away. I can't imagine it being worth it. Any tips on how to gain back my self esteem?

10 comments:

H.E.A.T.H.E.R said...

It’s hard to regain your self esteem after putting yourself through torture! I recently saw this post (http://www.yesandyes.org/2011/03/how-to-be-skinny.html) and I read it every day and remember that my body does good things for me, and I have to love it. Eventually your attitude will change! And when all else fails just sing the song from Nemo that Dory sings “just keep swimming just keep swimming” and your hubby loves you for YOU!!!! I'm learning that the hard way myself! I wish I could be of better assistance! We can do this together though! :)

~Haley~ said...

I dont know how to regain self esteem, but I know for me, over time I have learned that these last few pounds may not come off, but I feel SO beautiful while I hoop. Totally off topic, but have you tried hooping in the nude? Seriously best thing I ever did for myself as a hooper.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Heather, thank you for your kind words! I try to remind myself that I am way more hard on my appearance than others are, so it's just a matter of getting over it. (Though I still cannot believe no one has told me how massive my ass is LOL)

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Haley, I actually have tried hooping in the nude (thank God for suburbia and their privacy fences!), and I really do feel most beautiful with a hoop around my waist. But watching myself on video? UGH. Awful lol!

Nicole said...

I was SO thinking of buying some Spanx! I already have low self esteem so I should hold off! But I do love the idea of hooping!& u my dear are beautiful & that's why your hubby married you! =D

Morgan said...

What is this "hooping" anyways? You'll have to share that video when it's completed! I've noticed that my self esteem is linked to the amount of effort I put into my daily appearance. We live in a rural area, and I only leave the house for yoga & groceries. Thus, yoga pants and ponytails are my norm. So for me, I feel better just putting on a pair of jeans!! But you know, there might be something comparable for people who actually get dressed... like a new hair style or crazy lipstick or something.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Nicole, don't do it! Just the process of getting them on was awful, awful, awful. I'd rather just diet lol.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Morgan, anytime I wear anything other than jeans or maybe a little dress, I feel like I'm way over dressed, though I never think that when I see other women wearing something more dressy lol. Heading to your blog now with a link about hooping!

Heather McLemore said...

I found this site today, and I thought of you!!!

http://thedailylove.com/

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Heather, I love it!! Thank you hon!!