Monthly Archives: August 2014

The first step to looking good and getting compliments

Is the first step to buy expensive clothes? Or, go shopping at Banana Republic? Absolutely not. The first step to getting compliments for the way I look has nothing to do with going shopping.

About a month and a half ago, I had the opportunity to have a couple of my friends (Shweta and Nikki) around when I was shopping. I tried on a hoody that had really nice material. I excitedly asked them how it looked and the conversation that ensued went something like this:

Shweta/Nikki – “It’s nice, but I feel it’s really loose on your arms”

Shaan – “Damn!”

Shweta/Nikki – (giggled)

Shaan – “What?”

Shweta/Nikki – “It’s really loose on your arms, but pretty tight around your stomach”

Shaan – (removed the hoody and walked towards the pretty girl at the register)

Shaan – “Thanks. I think I am actually going to go work out and come back later”

Shaan – (ran home and decided a few days later to #beactive every day for at least 100 days straight)

Since this day back in early June I have been active and playing sports for about a month and a half. I was told that I look like I am 17 and on the high school soccer team. I was at my friend’s engagement party and I got a compliment for my sense of fashion; I was mostly wearing the same clothes from Target that I have had for some time. The only thing different is that my gut wasn’t bulging out of my button down shirt.

How do I think you can go from getting zero compliments to multiple? I have kept up with #beactive and playing sports. I recommend committing to doing something active for 20 minutes for 100 days straight.

Questions. Are you too busy to work out? Share your situation and we can all try helping. Are you not a morning person? I wasn’t either…for 24.5 out of 25 years of my life. Share your concerns and we can all try sharing our perspective and helping one another.

Now, go comment! And #beactive.