I am on a mission for the month of June – I want to be comfortable in a swimsuit. I don’t need it to be a bikini, and I don’t need to look like Demi Moore. I just want to be able to go to the beach with my kids and not feel self-conscious getting into the water. I want to be able to accept a pool playdate without worrying about being in a swimsuit in front of another family. I feel like my weight has been limiting my life as of late. I have been so busy taking care of everyone around me that I’ve lost focus of my own health, and as a result I have failed to lose the weight I put on after having Karis. SHE’S TWO.
There is a website I love called Curvy Girl Guide, and they just did a swimsuit confidence post where they all posed in swimsuits. I want to have that confidence. It’s ridiculous to sit out on being active because I’m insecure.
I know myself, and I know I need accountability and convenience. So, for the month of June I’m trying two things. First, I’m going to take part in a “boot camp” called No Excuses at my local YMCA. I think the name is pretty apt for me, because I make a lot of excuses for myself. The four kids are a pretty easy excuse. But they are offering a mid-morning class. It’s not too early to cause me to lose sleep, and they provide childcare. It meets six days a week (youch). I have no excuses. I’m gonna do it.
What I’m really excited about, though, is to be partnering with The Fresh Diet for the month of June. They are a food preparation service so I feel like I am getting a personal chef. I am so excited about this, because I know that my biggest issue with eating right is food preparation. I actually prefer fresh and healthy foods, but it’s so hard to get to the grocery store, keep fresh food stocked, and prepare meals for myself that my kids likely won’t eat. The Fresh Diet is all about fresh and gourmet food. I’m a bit picky, and they offer choices every day. It’s based on The Zone Diet, so I don’t have to keep track of calories (or cook). I just get my meals every day – which is perfect for my crazy stage of life right now. I’ve done diets with points before, and found the constant counting and keeping track really difficult. I’ve also done meal plan diets before, but they consisted of frozen and pre-packaged meals that just tasted gross. I think The Fresh Diet will be a great solution for me and I am feeling like I won the lottery to get to try this for a month. I’ve just started a new blog to track my progress – you can follow it here.