Truth moment: I wanted to title this post Baby Ready Body but I decided against that. To be honest, the clock is a ticking for baby # 3, but where I’m at right now…I don’t know about that. It is an underlying motivator, but I decided to go the totally superficial route and focus on being bikini ready.
We’re going into the second full week of January. By this time, the gym is already starting to look more like normal and less like the hot place to be. That’s because by seven days in, many people have already given up on their resolutions. This is the time when I actually begin to get real with myself and decide what my resolutions are and how I will achieve them. To be honest, I just call them goals. Call them what you want, just make an action plan.
We are planning our summer vacation and we’re going to do the beach house thing again. I’m soooo excited! Thinking about that week of bliss will help get me through these brutally cold winter days : ) Last year and the year before and the year before, I’ve wanted to be able to wear a bikini. A lot of big girls do rock bikinis and I say more power to them. Aria will not wear a bikini unless she CAN. Know what I mean? Not saying I have to be ripped with a 6 pack, but I want to be able to look amaze in my bikini.
With that being said… it’s time to get this body right!!!! Going into 2014, losing weight was not a big goal for me because I had really gotten down in 2013. Sadly, although I could have stopped it at its onset, I allowed the weight to creep back on throughout 2014. Each month cursing myself as my jeans and pants became more and more snug. Every Sunday when trying to put together something decent to wear to church and I’m breaking into a sweat because I can’t zip up my skirt. Everyday feeling more and more sluggish and tired because I just can’t seem to get my energy back, trying to do so artificially, knowing the whole time that what was lacking was my exercise. Yeah, all of that was me in 2014 and your girl is tired of it. I have from now through July 20, 2015 to get my body right and tight.
I miss my muscles. I miss my definition. I miss feeling strong. I miss feeling hard and not soft. All I feel is softness now. No Bueno. Jordan has said multiple times that my stomach is fat. He’s not trying to be mean, but he’s a child and children call it like they see it. He also tells me that I’m beautiful, that I’m strong, and that I’m the best Mommy ever! So he knows of what he speaks! : )
Go hard or go home. That’s it in a nutshell. I can talk about it all I want, but it’s about putting in the work. It sucks during the process but the rewards are well worth it. Workouts suck sometimes. Plain and simple. I have to do them in order to see the results. I love sodas but I can’t have them. Salads and chicken aren’t as desirable as burgers and fries. Sacrifice for what I want. It’s worth it to me. I curse at Chalene Johnson during our workouts but I love her to death. It’s time once and for all to get all the way to the end. If we’re going to have baby # 3, which would also be all she wrote in the baby making department, I want my body to be as healthy and as fit as can be to carry my baby. I want to be the fashionista that I am in my mind in real life because I have the body that I want. I want to look great in any swimsuit that I wear.
Before I end what turned out to be a longer than expected post, I wanted to share a few cute bikinis and swimsuits that not only inspired this post, but are motivation for me to buy once I accomplish my strength training and weight loss goals. I want to have at least five swimsuits to wear on our vacation. I love the beach and I will be going between the beach and the pool a lot and I need more than just two swimsuits which I don’t even have now. Anyway, stop writing now and just show the swimsuits already : )
All of these suits are very affordable, most of them are from Target.com, Forever 21 and Venus Swimwear and all under $40. Cute, affordable and perfect for a mom on a beach vacation.