Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ready, Set, GOAL!

We all have goals of different shapes and sizes. For years, I've talked about wanting to feel comfortable in a bikini. When I say years, I mean since middle school when my body went through those changes we won't talk about. I've always carried a little more weight in my tummy than I'd like others to know, so I dress appropriately for my shape, always working around those few extra inches.

A few weeks ago, Mike's family invited me to join them for part of their vacation in San Diego. I was thrilled, until I remembered that would mean a lot of time in a bikini - his family loves to sit on the beach for hours!

Despite my anxiety over the swimsuit dilemma, I decided to book my ticket! I now have under three weeks to kick my butt into gear.

Of course I went to my brothers for advice - I like to call them lean-body fitness professionals. Both of them suggested I start doing two-a-day work outs, including jump rope and lower abdominal work. Also, they told me I should change my attitude about food from..."YUM!!" to "I guess I'll eat that."

So today marks the beginning of my journey towards feeling confident in a bandeau bathing suit - I can't have tan lines in my strapless bridesmaids dress at the end of the summer. I'll find some way to keep you posted about my workout and food regimen and may even be selfish enough to ask for encouragement.

While I know I can't expect speedy results, I plan to remain realistic and work towards feeling better instead of looking for physical change. I'm in need of a body image confidence boost!

Here goes nothing... let's hope this cute sign becomes my reality!


  1. haha im glad we both have family members who know how to be honest and motivate us! (my mom says cleaning the house all day is her main workout haha)

    another thing i am trying to do is focus on adding things to my diet like tons of veggies and more fruit (also lots of water) so that i naturally start eating the crappy stuff less frequently!

  2. This is so awesome! You will do great! I actually host a 90 day fitness challenge group on facebook. We share our workouts, track our weight loss and just motivate each other. We are halfway through month 2 -- but if you'd like to join the page just let me know and I can add you!! (:

  3. You got this girl! I agree with Hayley...load up on fruits and veggies and water! You can eat more of them and they're good for you!

  4. I think you are going to look fantastic on that beach in no time! I have the same issue as well...I call it the buddha's belly ;) You always make my day with your kind comments!

  5. Best of luck - I'm sure you can do it. I was told to do two-a-days to cure my boredom. I think I'll try to find something else to fill that time...

  6. Good luck, my friend! I think you look fantastic, but understand the desire to "feel good" too. I know you are going to be rockin a body you are so proud of in just a few weeks!

  7. I'm right there with ya, since middle school. I did drop a few pounds fast a few years ago. Good workouts like you say and making my meals at home. So much easier to have a healthy yummy meal if you make it!

  8. Hey girl! Thanks for posting on my July Challenge Post. I say do it with me! We can keep each other in check! We will be fitness/blog buddies and check up on each other? What do you say??

    Email me if you want kris.kayso@gmail.com

    I think it'll be fun!

  9. I know exactly how you feel. I've learned that being confident in your body is not based on the way you look but the way you feel about yourself!