I am truly sorry that I haven't posted in a while. Not a whole lot has changed in terms of my body as of late. Well, that's not entirely true. I've been working on my tan - and let's be honest, everything looks better tan! I've also put on a few pounds. I'm not sure if it's due to the stress at work or the sheer amounts of alcohol I've consumed as a result of that stress. Either way - I'm up to 187lbs, which is clearly not where I want to be. I've decided it's time to redirect my energy and start using exercise as an outlet instead of alcohol. It's not an excuse, but some days I just want to go out with friends and vent about all the things that are stressing me out - and as a society, what do we do to be social - either go to a bar for drinks or a restaurant for food. I did get my best friend to join the gym but that presented another problem - too much talking and not enough working out. Like with everything in life, it's about finding balance right?
Ok ok, enough rambling ... here's the pics .. these were taken 10 minutes ago :)
As you can see in the image below, there is still obvious areas of opportunity!
People say I have a swimmers build, I see it more as a football player build - but what can you do?
For the purposes of giving viewers the most consistency, I've always posted pictures wearing the same thing. It's a cheap $10 bathing suit from Walmart. I don't feel sexy or confident in it. I think that comes across in the pictures, even when they're staged for the purposes of this site.
I think every woman will agree, it doesn't matter what the scale says .. you could be at your thinnest but still feel gross and bloated. If you're not confident in what you're wearing, you're not going to feel sexy or attractive... here's a different bathing suit shot that demonstrates how important it is to find something that you feel flatters your body, not just one that fits!
The stretch marks are there to stay, but I'm slowly coming to terms with it.
There are definite times when I feel sexier half naked then I do with clothes on - which for a former fat girl, is pretty impressive lol .. I know in this picture I weighed 185lbs, but no man would ever believe it.
Regardless of what the scale says, you know what effort you're putting in to your health - you just have to own it. I know that I've been slacking hardcore the last couple months. If I don't lose any weight on the scale in the next couple months but my diet and exercise is what it should be, I'll be happy with me. You just have to rock what you got :)