10 weeks to go……
Ironically, the copy of NW I bought a couple of weeks ago for my 12WBT before photo shot had a mini magazine called “Bikini Ready in 4 Weeks”. It made me smile and I thought ‘Well if they reckon 4 weeks of that workout will get you bikini ready, I cannot wait to see what another 12 weeks of training with Mish Bridges will do for me!’.
My first summer on the beach in a bikini since I was 3 years old! BRING IT ON!
I’ve never owned bikinis before purchasing the couple I have for the before and after shots for 12WBT. I still have not worn a bikini to the beach or pool. The bikinis I have been using became too big so I purchased a cheap size 8 bikini for the before & afters for this round. It is a bit tight now however that is AOK as I am planning to see no muffin tops or under arm flab poking out around it by the end of this round!
When I started 12WBT in June last year a MASSIVE dream – one I thought was maybe 2 or 3 years away – was to wear a bikni top with denim shorts at one of the many music festivals we go to in summer. It’s not even because I love that look….it’s more about being able to wear that outfit should I choose to. About having that choice available to me. The sensible in me kinda cringes at thought of the potential sunburn but I still want to rock that bikini & denim shorts at Big Day Out or Summerfieldayze if I so desire! (Psst! The shorts have love hearts on the bottom – squeee!!)
Shorts & bikini purchased. Scouring the music mags waiting to hear the line ups for the music festivals! Scissor Sisters at Summerfielddayze on the Gold Coast is looking good. In pre-season I did Task 8 which included measurements, weigh in and the bikini shot. It was actually an emotional experience – I have come so far, yes, but I also have big goals set for the 12 weeks and so that before photo is still hard to do sometimes whether you have 50kg or 5kg to lose. It was TTOM and I felt like a beached whale, so bloated and bleurrgh. The new bikini is a bit tight and my new camera – wow – does it pick up some details. HAHA! On final weigh in of last round I dropped my old camera, smashing it. Did a temporary Macgyver on it and managed to still get a couple of slightly blurry after shots before the camera died. I purchased a very schmick new camera and it takes lovely pics…. and shows up a whole new level of detail. Showed me how much work I have to do, that’s for sure! Hahaha. If you already have PMS and feel unreasonably out of sorts, ginormous and bloated, I highly recommend putting on a slightly too small bikini and taking a photo. BAHA. We can only move forward from that I reckon!
After feeling a bit flat from taking the before shot in the new teeny tiny bikini I got out the old bikini bottoms I bought for doing the befores & afters and those dreaded floral shorts from my first ever before shot. Here they are side by side in the first photo and in the second photo I have put the current before shot bikini on top of my first ever before shot shorts! HAHA – OMFG! I felt much better!
So – mission set: bikini ready in 12 weeks (well, 10 weeks now cos I forgot to post this earlier!). This big goal has a heap of smaller goals I have laid out to help me get there. Can’t wait!! Bring on December in the surf and sand! At the beach is where I have always felt most alive, most centred… but I have always covered up in embarassment – that ends now :)