Although I may have started late prepping for the swim-suit season, I have been preparing. And technically I started the swim-suit thing in April, but not everyone does.
So - I've been working out, every day, for the past month-ish.
I feel no improvement. I see no improvement.
I've been trying to eat healthier, with some progress.
But there is still no improvement, no change.
Then I came upon this article about Loving my Non-Bikini body, and believe you me, I do not have a bikini body. But that's just the thing. Who cares?
I actually even purchased a cute bikini - black with light pink and white polka dots - to give me motivation. I have pictures of a favorite actress (Jessica Alba) on my mirrors.
(As a side note: I read that she has the perfect 'wiggle' which is something I want to achieve. ". . . a woman with a 25in waist and 36in hips has just the right proportions to carry off a sexy swagger as she walks.")
But I have not lost weight, gained muscle, or any such thing. Last nite I returned the bikini (not sure I would've been confident enough to wear it even if I was size 0 with no body fat). And although I'm going to continue to work out - harder than ever - I've decided that even if I don't go down a few sizes, or I don't become perfectly toned, I'm at least giving my body exercise. And that's good, regardless of whether you can see the change.
I am who I am. I'm not going to limit myself completely from the things I enjoy in life just because I want to be like a gorgeous actress. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to strive to be her body type, but I won't hate myself if I'm not like that. Especially because it's a lot of hard work.
As long as I'm healthy and I continue to have fun and live life - that's what really matters.
Size 0 or not - I'm going to the beach and I'm going to love every minute of it!