So, how did I do?
|Picture of us at Christmastime --See, wearing |
black really IS halpful...
I've carried three children to term (all over 8lbs... One over 9...) and had three C-Sections. I nursed three children. Each for over a year.
Hey, there are just some things that no amount of diet and exercise are going to fix. They aren't disappearing without surgical intervention.
But I'm pretty happy regardless.
When I started, I was 192 lbs. I am now 166. (Keep in mind please that I'm over 6' tall, so normal for my height is 170-180.) I've dropped from a size 12 to a size 6.
I am now able to run about 2 1/4 miles several times a week, plus do strength training (mostly core and legs, but still....).
I now only wear Spanx under dresses and when I'm "dressing up". When I started, I was so insecure about my body that I was wearing them under my gym clothes to the gym...
And what about the bikinis?
Well, I'm not bringing any one piece bathing suits or tankinis on this trip. (I now own 2 bikinis and am bringing both.)
Am I comfortable in the bikinis?
I don't know. I'm comfortable in my bedroom (sheesh, can anyone start singing "Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"?).... I'm sure I'll manage on the beach.
Comfortable? Probably not. But sometimes the only way to make yourself comfortable with something is to just do it and to keep doing it.
Well, I don't have any yet (since I'm not one of those stupid, vain people who takes pictures of themselves in the bathroom mirror)...
If someone takes one of me at the beach that I don't hate, maybe I'll post it.
Oh, that reminds me....
I'm not going to be making full posts while I'm on vacation. Because it's, well... Vacation....I'm hoping to post something interesting every day, but probably not full blog posts...
Have a great Memorial Day y'all! Go hug someone who's served their country and thank them.
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