We all know that diet and exercise play a key role in health—whether or not you’re a writer. But there’s another aspect to health that is often overlooked: a healthy attitude. But when it comes to our bodies, most of us are so critical it’s hard to get to that zen outlook. I’m here to give you a tip on how the reach that seemingly Sisyphean goal.
It’s not a mantra or a potion or a pill. It’s a Web site: myShape.com.
MyShape helps you find clothes that fit and flatter your body. That’s the key to making you look great—no matter what shape your body is in. And we all know that looking great can make you feel great.
But before you can dress your body, you have to know it.
Are you an apple? A pear? A cello? A stick? It’s not always easy to figure out your shape.
MyShape does it for you. Like many things, there’s a certain amount of drudgery involved in the beginning: you have to measure yourself from head to toe. But once you’ve filled in all the requested measurements, the site will pick out clothes that suit your shape, and determine the correct size. You can narrow the focus by style (modern classic, artistic trendy, glamour, etc.) or lifestyle (casual, work, dressy, etc.). You can peruse outfits the site puts together, or create your own. The clothes are fashionable and interesting, and, once you’ve set up your Personal Shop, all shipping is free (oh—and 15% off your first order!)
Warning: this is not a discount site. But there’s a wide range of designers--from the moderate Rafaella to the pricey Nannette Lepore—and there are loads of sales throughout the year.
I bought the dress for my daughter’s wedding (at right) at myShape. I’ve also bought jeans and tops and a fun summer dress. I love everything and it’s all flattering.
Finding clothes that fit your body can not only make you look great, they can make you look thinner and younger—without losing a pound or forgetting a birthday. There’s nothing like looking great to give you confidence and motivation—for making it to the gym or finishing that last chapter. And that’s an attitude that can boost anyone’s health.
Tips and stuff for my shape, ‘M’: http://www.myshape.com/shop/shape-anatomy
What to wear by shape: http://www.myshape.com/shop/what-to-wear
Calorie intake: 1,200
Exercise: 20 minutes walking, 45 minutes house cleaning
Calorie intake: 1,360
Exercise: None other than running lots of errands and my steps