Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Double-Edged Sword

I have a photoshoot this afternoon!

As usual, though, I realized that I needed to do some shopping before the shoot. I like my wardrobe, but my everyday clothes aren't usually suited for photoshoots. At the mall last night, I tried on a couple dresses. They fit like a dream! I LOVE my body at this size! It seems like everything I try on looks amazing!

There's only one problem: I won't look like this for long.

It's not that I plan to blow up and gain a bunch of weight after my show next weekend. It's just that the level of leanness that my body is at now isn't maintainable nor healthy. Sure, I'm small and clothes fit great, but I'm wiped out all the time and often feel like I'm moving under water. (Ah, the joys of prep!)

Being in contest shape is a double-edged sword.

Because I feel so great about how I look, I want to go out and buy a bunch of cute clothes now. Sure, I need a few new clothes because most everything is just hanging off my body and it'd be nice to have at least ONE pair of shorts that fit. But I don't want to spend too much money on clothes that won't fit next week. Even adding 5 lbs of weight makes a difference in how my clothes fit. (Ah, the curse of being short and petite.) I don't want to end up with a closet full of beautiful clothes that don't fit or that I can only wear for one week out of the year.

I did a few twirls in the pretty dress, mulled over the practical matter of "how exactly does one wear a bra with this? Oh, maybe you don't? Oh that looks so inappropriate," and then brought the dress back to the sales rack. I have enough dresses that fit me right now.

One of my favorite dresses!
Do you feel the urge to buy clothes when you're in contest shape?

1 comment:

  1. this is such an important topic that I think most non-competitors don't realize. They see these lean bodies that are stage and photo shoot ready and think that this is the body type they need to aspire too.

    Cute dress btw!