Wardrobe Can Contribute to My Healthy Life



Welcome to Day 3 of #Write31Days! Wardrobe is the one word prompt for #5MFW for today. Wardrobe can refer to the clothing you have or to a cupboard that is meant to hold clothes.



One of the things that comes to mind is the wardrobe that leads to a magical land called Narnia. We read all about it in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It is the first book in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S.Lewis. I did not discover those until I was an adult, but I enjoy them very much.


As far as clothing goes, I sometimes hesitate to buy much because I keep hoping I will lose weight. I finally realized that I first need to accept who I am and where I am right now in my life. It didn’t make sense to just keep wishing I was smaller. 


By wearing things I enjoy now, I feel better about how I look rather than worrying about it. So in a way, my wardrobe does contribute to better health because it can help relieve some stress. As you can see, I like a bit of color in my choice of clothing.




Does that mean I am content to stay the same weight or size? No, not really, but I can still accept me the way I am now while working to improve my health. Maybe I’m not at my ideal weight, but that should not dictate my happiness. 


By taking a holistic approach to my health, I hope to address all areas of life. Does that include weight loss? Yes, it does, but not to the point I am so obsessed with it that I get upset when the pounds don’t fall off easily. That is what this 31 Day series is about.


I’m taking small steps to lead me in the direction to become healthier. It is a process, and I don’t want to rush it. My weight may not change that much during the 31 days, but I hope to be well on the way to becoming a healthier person all around. And maybe, eventually, that will include a new wardrobe in a smaller size.



( I began my exercise a few days early, so the times may not always coincide with the publishing of the posts.)

On my second day of exercise I started at 12:45 p.m. Parts of it were a little easier, but I still did not do every repetition. Before exercising I had already done some house cleaning and almost skipped my workout. Instead I got a big glass of lemon water and sat down to drink it and cool off. After that I knew if I didn’t go exercise right then, I probably wouldn’t. So I talked myself into it. When I was finished I was hot and tired. But there was also a good feeling knowing I helped my body by giving it good exercise.


My workout for Day 3 was much later in the afternoon. Most of the morning I had worked on writing and cleaning house. I also decided to make homemade pizza for supper, which takes a bit of effort. Again, I almost skipped the workout, but made myself do it anyway. I’m still not doing all the repetitions, but I’m making progress by being consistent. 

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10 thoughts on “Wardrobe Can Contribute to My Healthy Life

  1. I agree that clothing can help one feel better; bur only if we focus on what makes us feel better. I too often wish I were a smaller size and keep trying on old clothes that I hope will fit… but obviously I feel best when I wear clothes that fit and are made for the size I am today. Keep up the great work on your daily exercising!

    1. I agree with you that we need to focus on what makes us feel better. Clothing is just one small part or maybe it’s a big part sometimes. 🙂

      Thank you so much for your encouragement. The daily exercise can be a struggle when other things try to crowd it out, but I’m going to keep trying.

      Many blessings to you Mother of 3 🙂

  2. Thanks for the fun reminder of the Wardrobe in Narnia! I have been to the C.S. Lewis museum and there are so many of his works there that are great inspirations! I’m afraid my clothing is a lot less bright than yours! Maybe I need to bring in more colors, to help brighten up my heart-thinking as well! You are an encouragement! –Blessings to you!

    1. It would be fun to visit the C.S. Lewis museum! Maybe one day….

      I used to wear all dark stuff, but that was not fun, so I decided to make some changes. 🙂

      I’m so glad you have encouraged you, Bettie! Thanks so much for visiting and encouraging me. Blessings to you!

  3. Gayl, I love your positive attitude and bright colour choices! My clothes are also getting bolder and brighter as my hair becomes lighter. The darker shades I favoured before leave me looking so washed out now. There definitely is a change to take into account as we grow more mature (externally at least) and alter with time. Between this and Barbie’s post, I think God is nudging me to clear out my closet – or sort my wardrobe as we say in these parts! Xo ?

  4. Gayl, I love your theme for #write31days. I hope it sparks a great outlook change for you and you feel great at the end of it. Your journey inspires me in some personal wellness challenges I have of my own. Thank you for joining us in the challenge, sister!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Christina! I’m glad to have inspired you to take on some of your own challenges. I hope I can stick with this and really see a difference. It’s going to take some intention and also a willingness to stay focused even with setbacks.

      I’ll keep my eye on the goal of being healthier and begin to establish some every day habits. I hope to share some progress on that next week.

      Thanks for stopping by and for hosting the #5MFW! Blessings to you!

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