I have been thinking of doing this for the past few weeks but have backed down because honestly who really wants to see me (lumpy mama to one) in a bikini…other than my husband. I have decided that I need to do it. For motivation. For the realization that my body isn’t perfect. I don’t need my body to be perfect but I do need to be in shape. For me. For my husband. For my child(ren, we are one day going to have more…but not now).
I took the pictures
I am afraid..
What will people think?
I was putting my swimsuit on and taking my sweet time because
1) who wants their picture taken in their bikini (porn stars excluded)
2) Baby was happy.
When I thought to myself. Wow I look
Oh how the mind thinks what it wants to believe.
Clearly my mind is crazy.
So without further adieu here are my horrendous bikini pictures.
So beautiful right?
And while I was at it, I took pictures of my current jeans (size 12) with the ones that I want to be in (size 29…I know, they are different types of sizing…the 12s are larger than the 29’s. Go figure.)
The bigger pants are my four-month post-partum pants, and the smaller are my one-month pre-pregnancy pants.
My challenge to myself is to be able to fit into those pants again. Without surgery or crazy diet pills or eating disorders.
Weight loss the good old fashioned way.
Ps. Credit goes to Heather Cook at The Writing Mother for the inspiration for the post! Thank Heather!