I went shopping for a new suit yesterday. I didn't want a bikini. I'm not cut out for that because, well, I'm not cut. We've already established that, but when I saw this one awesome suit on the rack I thought, I could never wear anything like that again. Initially, I was so sad that I decided I would try it on to remind myself that I can at least have a nostalgia moment. Well, it didn't look that bad. In fact, I think it looked as good as any suit I put on in the last 8 or so years.
So, yesterday I bought a two piece swim suit. It's madness, I don't buy two pieces. It's cute though, and the person shopping with me is brutally honest. I have to admit, maybe a little too brutal sometimes, but at least honest. I had to question whether or not the suit I bought is really that good, or if the one I tried on before it was so bad that anything would be an improvement. Honest V, "It's not perfect, but you have had 3 kids. It looks pretty amazing for 3 kids." I don't want to make excuses, but I'll take that I guess.
I was challenged by someone who said, "Ok, so you bought it, but will you wear it?" So today, in honor of that person... for the first time since 1998, I wore a 2 piece bikini. I exposed my WHITE belly to the WHOA pool. Not my most shining moment, but...I should have done this years ago.
Talk about motivation to eat healthy. I ate like a champ today. 7-9 fruits/veggies... actually, I ate vegetarian today... hmmm. Ok, I digress, I stayed off the Doritos and snacked sensibly, drank plenty of water, etc. All because every time I looked in my pantry I thought, "I bought that suit, I am going to need to lay off the crap if I'm planning on wearing it with any pride." AGAIN, I should have done this YEARS ago!!! Anyway, Thanks R, T & A for helping me gain back some semblance of my self esteem as well as my waist.