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!