Not your typical bikini bombshell


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?

Funny story

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 not impressed.

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.)

What I am, and what I was.

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!


About kaitslife

Wife to an amazing firefighter/emt. Mama to my beautiful boys, Little T and Baby A! Lover of photography, sewing, baking, traveling, blogging, twittering @kaitevans, mama friends, shopping, and maybe exercising...

6 responses »

  1. YAY! Go Kait, get your groove one, it’s your birthday… ok, singing a happy song always makes me feel a lot better so I thought I’d sing one for you 🙂

    Good job, I hope you feel as free as I felt after posting my pics. I felt kind of like I’d stopped lying about something I didn’t realize I was lying about… if that makes sense. 🙂

  2. You are brave! You have acquired beauty marks from becoming a mother. Just wait until you get to post the after pictures. After you get back into shape and lose the extra weight you want to lose. You don’t look big at all. Splurge and by a new swimsuit that makes you feel great, confident and flatters your figure! Embrace who you are! All of you. Your beautiful! I bet your husband would agree! Are you going to add a follow button to your site. I see you have rss feed but sometimes its easier for readers to keep track as a follower.

  3. Hay there! We are on a weight loss track together! I have been blogging mine since Nov 2009 and have lost aobut 40ish pounds with aobut 20 more to go. I hope you stop by and we can cheer each other on!

    I had 3 babies and I a done!!! Now time to be done with the baby weight I say!

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