Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sweatpants: The Makeover?

Ok, I don't normally vent this way. Get ready-here I go.
I am so tired of all these makeover shows on TV.

"You have to put yourself first, not last."
"We're going to have a team do you over!"
"You need to look sexy, and get out of the sweats."

Women's Sweatpants

Women who are at home and at work and running constantly do NOT need one more pressure of needing to focus on their looks more. You want to help someone daytime talk-show hosts-how about providing a years-worth of housekeeping (so someone else can clean some nitty-gritty) or a personal chef, (like all of you have).  Real women have real issues, this pressure is unnecessary! Wouldn't it be lovely to have more time to focus on something useful, healthy, to enjoy doing something you love. I love playing with my child, having more time to sit and play legos with him - is a joy! Wouldn't it be lovely to not have sheer exhaustion at the end of the day, so that you don't fall asleep, as you put your children to bed. Which means you can't get to the 8 things you planned to do, before you actually planned to go to bed. This is real life. And yet, still joyful.

What are we teaching our children when we don't put them first!
When we focus on looking sexy, like this has to be a goal?

The purpose of the makeover show is to help someone's confidence. What exactly does it do to someone when they need a team to complete a makeover. Think about it?

How is being in a tight dress and heels with mall hair going to help anyone on a day to day basis.
Even movie stars are in sweats when not working! Check out any grocery aisle.

Now having said this, I am not against, looking good! I LOVE having a pretty haircut, getting a manicure, pretty outfits, putting a smile on my hubby's face, and clearly making my home beautiful. 

It is a joy to have children, it is a joy to have a partner that loves you no matter what, and bring beauty to your home.  Example: I forgot to put any makeup on, on Sunday, I switched purses, the makeup didn't make the crossover.  When I say any, I mean absolutely nothing made it on, not even eyeliner. My husband still said I looked "lovely".
So there...daytime TV...take that!

Women out there, accept who you are, where you are, and if you like sweats, wear them!
Looking beautiful comes from within, not the sweatpants, or the 4 inch heels.

Enjoy life! Each minute of it is a blessing!
Praise God and Thank Him every minute of the day!

Ok, my little soapbox rant moment is over. Deep breath/sigh, I feel much better now.
Thank you.

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elizabeth said...

A worthy soapbox for sure! My Mr. Husband is always telling me I don't need makeup... :)

I wish more people would realize what you speak of! So very true!!!

Michelle M. said...

Great post!

My husband is the same way :) I have been coloring my hair for almost 20 years (I am not exaggerating) because I went gray at 14. My husband wants me to give it up, and in a lot of ways, I do, too, but I can't handle being completely gray at 32. Someday in the not-too-distant future I want to transition out of coloring, but it has to be a process. If I just stopped, it would be too dramatic of a change for me. So, I do try very hard to make myself look pulled together as possible with young children.

However, today I am wearing yoga pants and a comfy sweater, and I'm ok with that! :)

Presvytera Eleni said...

Thank you, I wasn't sure how this would be received but felt the need to share it.

Presvytera Eleni said...

You go girl! We know quite a few people with the premature greying. It looks beautiful, embrace it when you are ready. We have a Koumbara who went grey very young, I remember when she stopped coloring. I also know how much it has added to her beauty, as I don't see the grey but how it enhances how bright her eyes and smile are. :)

Michelle M. said...

Thanks for the encouragement! I actually love the look of grey hair- I think I'll give myself a couple more years and then take the plunge :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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Tina Pippo said...

Great post!!!
"Looking beautiful comes from within, not the sweatpants, or the 4 inch heels." I couldn't agree more!!!
Have a wonderful day, beautiful woman!! :)

Amanda Kristeen said...

Over from "504" - great post!

Matushka Anna said...

Yes, this has bugged me for a while too. Father watched an episode with me and said, "why on earth would you wear those clothes to clean the bathroom?" He likes me to wear makeup but frankly tends not to notice whether I do or not! My clothing is certainly not the model for anyone, but I do try on occasion. My hair started going gray when I was in highschool but as of yet I still have only a "stripe" in the front. My mom has been after me for years to color it but frankly I don't mind. The most beautiful people I know have grey hair.