As  a quick note before we continue our Frumps to Pumps series today, this is officially my 300th blog post. I’ll write more on that later, but for now I just wanted to acknowledge the milestone and thank you all for reading. Knowing that there are people out there who are being encouraged by my words keeps me writing.

The whole reason that I am doing this blog series is because I know that I need the accountability. Knowing that readers and friends (and yes, my mom too), are reading this forces me to take it more seriously. Plus, I know that there is encouragement in numbers. It’s like a diet or a new exercise program, it’s always easier to do with a friend. So I’m sharing my journey with you.

It really isn’t about the clothes, though they certainly play a role. It’s about speaking positive, hopeful things over my life. Realizing that there are good and wonderful things in store for me, both today and in the future, even if it doesn’t feel that way right now.

Challenge: How can I bring hope to someone else today. Today I chose to do that with a picture.

20130902_113700[1]This is me after getting dressed. I may not be wearing make up or even the latest fashions, but I am wearing an outfit I feel great in it that is still practical for my daily life. This is quick shot my husband took of me with my tablet, so I know it’s not very glamorous, and that’s OK. I may not be at my ideal weight or in top physical condition, but I’m learning to love my body as well as the mind and soul inside it. If I can do it, you can too. If you haven’t already, take a step and join me in the Frumps to Pumps challenge. Make this just one little thing that is about you, that you can do for yourself.

Next- Frumps to Pumps: Make the Decision

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Week 1 : Join the Challenge

Week 2: Know Your Why

Week 3: Dress Differently, Act Differently