Firstly, to all my spark friends sorry if I haven't made the time to drop by and say hi for a while....I will make the effort over the next few days
Now, I took a video of me in my bikini earlier, pointing out my problem areas and detailing what I will be doing over the next 12 weeks.....but like my last iphone video upload, it didn't work, grrrrrrr!!
I have posted a collage of these photos on my spark page.....so every day that I log on I will see them and remind myself of the work I need to do to get that bikini body!!
.....hopefully it won't be green like this though!?!
So yesterday I bought myself two bikinis in a UK size 8 (US 4). The tops are a little tight, but fit just fine on the bust, so I hope that my boobs don't shrink any more, although I'm not sure that would even be possible!
The bottoms are definitely too small....muffin top, muffin thighs, muffin everywhere spilling over the sides, but that's okay as I plan on losing another 26lbs for these to fit!!
I guess I should actually show you what the bikinis look like on!!
Bikini #1 front view - tight across my thighs, but the top is flattering enough for my flat chest!
Side view - letting it all hang out, no breathing in for this shot and you can really see my pot belly shape!
Back view - I think my shoulders look quite nice already in this one :-)
Bikini #2 - the top ties at the back so I have no problem with the fit as I can just tie it tighter or looser! The bottoms look tighter than the other pair, I think they cut a little lower, so will need more ab work to wear these!
Side view showing the belly again :-(
Back view - this is better than I thought it would be, although you can see that my bikini bottoms are cut too small, showing more flesh than they should!! Not bad and I think with 26lbs lost a lot more flesh will be covered!!
So these are my new bikinis....I hope you like them!!
I find it so useful to see other people's real life body shots, showing the good and the bad and that's what I hope to do with these.......I can appreciate some parts of my body and also notice other parts that need work, which is a good balance I think! I am SO ready to wear a bikini this summer (I wore one last summer, but only around family, although even then I felt good about how I looked).
I will be updating my weigh ins every Saturday and trying on the bikini every week as well - although this may be on Mondays, when I have time to put it on, pose and take photos of myself!
Now.....my day today was busy, but fun....if doing nothing can be fun!?
I dropped my daughter at school and hit the gym for two hours....I'm upping my gym time again this week to really get results
Then I came home, had a breakfast shake (can't eat before the gym, which is bad I know, but hey it works for me). Then I bathed, got dressed, popped to the bank, picked up my aunt who came round for the afternoon, read some cookbooks, drank some tea, picked the kids up and made dinner......all very normal everyday stuff, but I was in a happy mood, so all was good :-)
Oh and whilst I was buying bikinis yesterday I also bought myself a new spring coat, here I am wearing it today...
I also bought some new shoes, so here's a pic of my feet too...
I have a thing about boy shoes!!
I think that's it for now.....time for a hot chocolate drink for me - options WHITE hot chocolate for 45 calories, seriously yummy.....and then I'm watching the delicious Miss Dahl and her new cookery programme (that's her in my new page background, looking rather delicious herself as she enjoys some of her own cooking)
Bye for now, xx