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Motivating Factor #2 – Bikini Bod

February 23, 2010

Me, last summer, in a swimsuit. Notice the big arms...back fat...bulging belly. Not pretty. Kid's cute, though.

I’d like to think that my reason for striving to be as Fit & Healthy as I can be has everything to do with altruistic motives. Better health. Strong body. Mental strength.

But let’s face it….looking hot in a bathing suit may very well be THE REASON we huff and puff our way through grueling workouts. Ok, fine, health is the #1 reason, you’re right, but looking good in a swimsuit is an incredibly close #2.

So last Thursday, I got a phone call from my dear friend, FitMomma Tracy. (Whom I totally have a girl crush on. Because she’s freakin’ hot.) Seems one of Tracy’s friends is throwing her a 40th birthday party this summer…a pool party…with bathing suits…and swimming. I was secretly thinking to myself “Well, it’s a damn good thing she’s so hot, because that sounds like the kiss of death for me!” And then she lays in on me. I am invited. And she expects me to be right next to her in an itsy-bitsy bikini. WTF?! Are you serious! She throws out the idea of going in on a personal trainer together, but we can’t get our schedules to coordinate. So we simply reaffirm to be each other’s go-to person for motivation and try to hook up when we can for working out.

My Goal. Can it be done? Well, except for the itty bitty boobies, I can attain this! Right? RIGHT?!

And then I really start sweating. I have a date now. A date that I am expected to be hanging out in my bathing suit, in front of a bunch a people, probably half of whom I won’t know. Tracy made it clear that she will not allow me to lounge on the sidelines in a full length sarong. Bitch. I have no choice. I gotta get off my duff and stop these workout-when-I-can workouts and kick it into high gear. The next morning, I was at Stroller Aerobics. Went back again Monday morning, and last night, I finally got my butt to this free Piloga class FitMomma Melissa and FitMomma Amy have been telling me about for two months.

I think I’m finally in it. Only took the threat of bikini exposure to get me there.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2010 1:01 pm

    Totally forgot to mention the actual date! I mean, if I expect everyone else to keep me accountable, I have to lay it all out on the line!

    July 10th. I will be bikini-bod ready.

  2. Tracy permalink
    February 23, 2010 2:44 pm

    LOL!!!! Hey – What r friends for?! šŸ™‚

  3. Sommer permalink
    February 23, 2010 7:24 pm

    You need to strollerblade with me….drop 10 pounds in an hour. šŸ™‚ U look fabulous honey and we love you mostly for your fabulous inner beauty.

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