I knew it would happen. I knew I couldn't stop it. I kept telling myself, the days are going to get warmer and eventually it's gonna be hot. So hot that you are going to want to jump in a pool and tan that lovely skin. But, that would mean wearing a bathing suit. Sure, I can wear a one piece, but I fell in love with bikinis two summers ago and I want to wear one this summer. I AM going to wear one this summer. Some of my girlfriends and I are planning an amazing beach trip get away around May, so the motivation levels have a nice goal time for me to continue to shoot for.
A couple of months ago, I put into practice what I decided to call my "Operation: Boho Bikini Body." Now, don't think getting into a bikini is the ONLY reason I'm working out, running and being aware of what I nibble on. No, but it is a dang good motivation tool for me when I don't feel like getting out of bed to go jog in the morning. Right? Seeing that I gained over 70 lbs. with my little Forest boy, I needed to do some toning and sculpting of my bod and have been, slowly. I don't have a scale yet, but I've been measuring my success by my clothes. I'm back in my jeans and skinny jeans and they are becoming looser and looser each week.
Thank God it's been warmer and sunny! That has allowed me to walk/jog with Káel almost everyday in our neighborhood. We have CRAZY hills that burn my butt like no body's business. We do about 4 miles solid every time. As long as it's not rainy outside, we are out there. For me with doing that several times a week, my whole lower body has slimmed down very noticeably. Those cellulite boogers on my legs that were brought on board during my pregnancy are starting to say adios and those tone long limbers that I remember are starting to look familiar again and are yelling hooooola baby!
I'll post again on my progress, along with all the highs and lows that come from this kinda of thing. Because face it, for a lot of lady loves, getting into shape before you had the bump was very much a different kind of experience compared to after having the bump. (Yeah, loose belly skin and all...)
This is the suit I'm shooting for this summer. Notice the high waist? Perfect for post baby bellies that are dead set on a two piece. My next post is going to be on baby belly skin and my first hand thoughts on how I'm planning to camo it while still feeling sexy in my swimwear.
Sand, waves and sun...we are going to be friends again this summer...just you wait and see.
So, saying that-My boys and I are now going to go for a jog on this gloriously spring like day.
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