Erin Lanahan Method

Signature method to get fit from the inside out!

Model In the City! February 19, 2010

Are You Rock’n or Popp’n Your Work Clothes??? 

Hey everyone! Wow, yesterday I got a modeling job through my agency Sports Unlimited. It was a business clothing stock photo shoot. It was really fun but it reminded me that it is so important to feel good when you suit up for work. Unlike many, I get to wear cute, comfortable gym clothes all day, like Lululemon and Nike🙂 but most people have to dress up! I forgot how uncomfortable and awkward those clothes can be. To my surprise, however, I noticed how amazing I felt in my business clothes for the first time ever (and how typical it is, that this is the case when I no longer work in corporate America LOL)! I haven’t put those clothes on in a while, so it was actually pleasantly surprising how well they fit my body and how sleek, sexy, and fit I felt.

How many of you dread getting dressed for work each day because you feel so uncomfortable in your work clothes? Do you ever think to yourself how nice it would be to get dressed and just feel like you are rock’n any outfit you put on? Obviously we all want to look good, but the most important thing is to FEEL GOOD, and boy did I feel grrrreat yesterday. I can’t wait to see the shots!

Here are three great tips for you to look and feel great in your business clothes, or any clothes for that matter:

1) Eat a good breakfast , but avoid over eating. This meal sets the tone for your day so it’s important to get off on the right foot. Eat something that nourishes your body and gives you energy, and make sure it leaves you feeling satisfied but nice and light. If you eat a meal that does not agree with you or you eat too much, you will suffer the heavy feeling it causes, as well as bloating. Yuck! If you don’t eat breakfast at all, this can cause bloating later on in the day because your metabolism doesn’t kick in till later and then you hold on to your food longer as well as retaining more water. My favorite breakfast is a green smoothie. I put 1/3 of an organic banana, 1 tblspn of organic goji berries, 2 tblspns of organic mulberries, 1 1/2 tblspns of organic flax seeds, 1 heaping tblspn of raw, live green powder (Health Force Nutritionals, Vitamineral Greens), 1/4 cup organic, unfiltered apple juice, 1/4 cup raw, organic almond milk, 1/4 cup bottled water, and 1/4 cup of raw, organic steel-cut oats. I play with the fruits I use every couple of weeks just to keep it interesting! I just blend that up, drink it down and off I go to live each day beautifully!

2) Make sure you leave your house armed with healthy snacks to carry you through the day. Keeping your body nourished will balance out your blood sugar and keep your energy nice and consistent. It’s so important to eat healthy snacks, especially when you are a go-go-go kind of person. Otherwise you are more likely to eat a huge lunch, and not necessarily the healthiest, and walk back into work feeling way too full and crashing from the lunch binge. Even if you eat healthy, be careful not to over indulge. It’s just not comfortable to be too full. It feels heavy and makes us want to fall asleep. Some of my favorite snacks are listed on last weeks blog, “In the Raw…and Loving It!”

3) Also, it always helps to go into your day feeling sleek, sexy, and strong if you’ve been sticking to a good workout program. One of my clients said to me yesterday, that when she’s working out at least 4-5 days a week, she feels more in a routine and it’s easier to keep it that way. When she only gets in 1-2 times/week she said it’s much easier to get lazy. Therefore, make sure you keep a good, consistent routine with your workouts. When your body feels in the swing and accustomed to getting a workout in every day, it won’t want to skip a day. You’ll have to force yourself to take a rest one day. The more you go, the better you feel, and the more aware of how much better you feel on the days when you workout vs. the days that you don’t. That’ll keep you motivated for sure!!! 

Ok everyone, I hope your clothes fit you well!! Here’s To Your Health Wellness and Vitality!!! Please leave all question or comments here for me on the blog. Thanks for hang’n with me!

**The Green Powder I mentioned above can be ordered on-line or you can go to Whole Foods to purchase it as well! It’s da bomb!!!

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2 Responses to “Model In the City!”

  1. Your input is greatly appreciated erin,
    I went to Ballys this am and felt great coming out. It’s been awhile, but it gave me hope to get my passion back to attain my goals and dream of that healthy stong man body. LOL really thou.

    I know what you mean about the work clothes, I had to go buy a new suit , a bigger suit, LOL, to visit clients so I feel better about me even thou overweight. Nothing like wearing clothes that make one feel ugh…

    Thanks for being present.
    John

    • Erin Lanahan Says:

      Oh John that is so great to hear! It makes me happy to hear that you found inspiration to follow your aspirations of feeling really great about yourself again. Keep it up…You Are Worth It!!!


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