Monday, March 24, 2014

90 days til Summer

I am {hesitantly} joining Val, Marcy & Jess for the 90 Days Til Summer Swimsuit Challenge. 

I am at a bit of a disadvantage considering I can't exercise much, if at all. But I am NOT letting that be an excuse. I know that weight loss is 80% nutrition, 20% exercise so I am going to give my nutrition 100% of my commitment and dedication. No cheat meals, no nibbles from the kids plates, no being lazy with my meal prep. 

Basically, how the challenge works is you get a bikini (well I assume you can use a one piece, but that doesn't show your progress nearly the same) take pictures of yourself (you do NOT have to post, but it will definitely help with accountability if you do!) and work your hardest during the next 90 days to rock that bikini and feel confident come the first day of summer. 

Now, I will never be confident in a bikini, just not gonna happen. I'm way too modest, have way too much flabby skin and stretch marks and my thighs, yeah...just not cute in a 2 piece. BUT...I got a bikini. And I took these pictures. And trust me, it ain't pretty. Warning you in advance. 

 I want to use them as a frame of reference. In 90 days I want to be able to look back at these pictures and see noticeable changes in my body. 

I look at those pictures and just cringe. And it makes me all anxious and nervous to even post them on the internet. I have to stop and remind myself that I've already lost 60 pounds. The pictures in this same bikini 60 pounds ago would have been even worse! I've come a long way. So even though these "before" pictures are embarrassing, it could be worse. I have 40 more pounds to lose in order to be at a comfortable weight for myself. If I continue to meet my weight loss goal of 1 pound a week in 2014, I will be at my goal by December. 

I will keep repeating to myself "This is a slow process. Results will not happen overnight. You've worked hard to get this far, now keep pushing. Dont. Give. Up."

So, there ya go! Expect to see MUCH less flab come June 21!!



  1. You look great momma!!! I would love to look like that in a 2 piece!!