Getting my body in shape – the before & win a $1000 spa finder gift card

Summer time is here and we all know what that means….swimsuits!


I don’t think that I am ‘fat’ by any means, but I am also not one of those ‘skinny’ girls.  For proof of that you can see my post two years ago.  I have muscle and ‘big bones,’ as my grandma once told me ;) And I am ok with not being rail thin!  I am ‘mushy and squishy’ and I don’t have much tone or muscle definition either! And while my clothes hide my ‘bulge’ I want to feel good when I look in the mirror. I am really good at wearing loose clothing–nothing tight on my tummy, please! I have this little pouch on my stomach that will always be there no matter what! It is partially my own fault for not really working out and for eating out more than I probably should BUT when I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see that means it is time to TAKE ACTION and to hold myself accountable….SO, I am posting it on here for all to see :)


It may not seem like much to some people and it may not even look as bad as I feel it is but what should matter is how I feel when I look in the mirror and how I feel about my body! And right now I am not happy with it.

I want to be able to wear TIGHT clothes and not wonder if people think I might be prego or feel like I HAVE to hold my “gut” in. I want to feel proud of my body!

Since I travel so much for work, which forces me to eat out every meal of the day at least 3x a week, I decided to start out by grabbing some Slim-Fast bars and shakes that I can bring on the road for a meal replacement, along with some simple exercise techniques. Slim-Fast is a great short-term weight loss solution to help jumpstart the new tighter body I am aiming for!


I will be posting my journey periodically here on the blog–some of my work out tips and food options! I also have a board on Pinterest all about EXERCISE…check it out for extra motivation and tips! This will help hold me accountable and keep me on track with the “proud” me…the happier me!

I am staring TODAY with this 30 day squat challenge…better booty here I come ;)


{source} and NO that is for SURE not me! I wish! ha


so PLEASE share… what is your craziest REAL reason for wanting to lose weight?  A special event perhaps? Or a better booty? Leave an answer in the comments below and two lucky people will be picked at random from participating blogs to each win a $1,000 SpaFinder gift card!  


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