Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I generally try not to set huge, long term goals for myself when it comes to my weight... for example: Even though I would love to weigh 125 one day, I don't set a goal at 125. Otherwise, I'll get discouraged that it takes me a year to get there. I'll set smaller goals like, "fit into these jeans I have on right now, but where I can slide them on with no problem fresh out of the dryer..." or " lose 5 pounds by Cinco de Mayo..." Things like that. My current short term goal is to be at comfortably at 142lbs by the beginning of May. Why 142? Who knows? But I know I can get there, and if I'm at 140 that's even better. My definition of "comfortably" is when I get on the scale it always says 142 or less. I don't claim a weight until I can stay there for a week. :-)
HOWEVER, I have set a long term goal for myself recently... that goal is to wear a bikini, with no wrap, and be happy about it, by my 40th birthday. In fact, I'm going to have a bikini photo shoot. How about that? Now, all three of those pieces of the puzzle must be in place:
1. wearing the bikini
2. not wearing a sarong or board shorts or anything to cover my butt/thighs
3. be HAPPY about it!
I can put on a bikini right now... would I step out in public? Hellll to the naw! But I will by July 26, 2011... It is going to take major WORK... and I mean MAJOR (say it like Victoria Beckham.. MAY-JAH!) LOL!
You see that girl in the picture up there? In that bikini? With no wrap? And clearly happy about whatever she is doing? That's me as a child... I look to be about 4 or 5, just enjoying life. That's my long term goal: to take a bikini picture like that... and be HAPPY about it!!! Wish me luck!