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SwimSuit Season | Join the Competition

April 17, 2012

Guess what I’m seeing popping up all over Pinterest and at my local mall? I can’t even escape them at Target. Bathing suits! I might be having a panic attack. We’ve finally passed Easter and I know that swimsuit season is rapidly approaching. If you are a regular reader here you probably know my aversion to getting into a bathing suit. I hate them. Well, no that’s not totally true. It’s more like I hate the body that’s in the bathing suit.

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Why must the unattainable taunt me at every turn?

So every summer we take an family and friend trip out to the desert. It’s like 115 degrees out there during that time of year and the options are to get in the pool or sit in the air conditioned hotel room. Guess where I like to spend my days. But it’s just not possible to hide out all day. That trip is in two months. Also on the calendar this year is a trip of a lifetime. My husband and I will be vacationing in Bali in September. There will be some sight-seeing but I bet most days we’ll be beaching it. I just cannot fathom taking a trip like that and being miserable the entire time because my fat ass is…well, just that.

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I may not exactly look like this but certainly feel like it.

Those trips should be incentive enough, right? But weirdly they are not. Those miserable feelings don’t always motivate me. I’ve been thinking that I need a carrot. Something that makes me want to get into the gym five days a week. I need The Biggest Loser – SAHM edition.  That’s it!! I need a competitor and some healthy competition.

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Holy hell, Helen Mirren is 66! Kate birthed 8 (yes, I know she had a tummy tuck). And Kate Winslet is smokin'! Looking like any of these women would be a very happy medium.

You’ve heard of people at the office who have these kinds of competitions for money, yes? And someone ends up losing a ton of weight because they are now riding a bike 20 miles to and from work. Or they are using their lunch hour to work out. Well, I’m thinking that a competition like that can happen right here. On this little blog. With you all who are interested in participating. For cash money. It could work, couldn’t it?  I may even have another awesome incentive too!

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Whose with me?  Who wants to put their money where their mouth is, drop some pounds, have some fun, and walk away a winner — and looking good while you do it?  Comment below to tell me you’re IN and we’ll kick this competition into high gear!

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{ 45 comments }

Ashley @ It's Fitting April 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

This looks AWESOME!!! I’m not a huge fan of being in a bathing suit either, but I figure as long as I’m still working out I try to feel good about myself. Cellulite and all. Because there DEFINITELY is some. :-) Let’s DO THIS THING!!!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 10:56 am

Woot!

Megan April 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

*tenatively raises hand*

wendy April 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

Yay Megan! I’ll put you on the list!! Stay tuned for all the details!

amy b April 17, 2012 at 8:32 am

oh god. maybe i’ll play

wendy April 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

AMY! I’d love it! I’ll keep you posted!

Rebecca April 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

I am in I gotta get these last 20 lbs off

wendy April 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

Oh man… here’s the winner….I should just give up now!!
I’ll put you on the list! Stay tuned for deets!

Rebecca April 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

If we are doing anything for our health we are all winners!

Natalie April 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

Hmmmm… I’m on my crazy diet that I told you about, so I don’t know if I qualify? But I’m very intrigued, so I will be following this!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

Doesn’t matter. I’m not concerned with your method of losing – as long as it’s done safely. Pounds lost!

Jeannine April 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

I’m in – I do well with accountability having just done the Hollywood 1/2 Marathon for the first time – would LOVE to lose those 10-15 lbs that have become very hard to get rid of

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

Super stoked to have you in!

Jeannine April 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

but I’m still not putting on a bikini – there is a time in life when you just have to move on!

Lizz April 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

Deep breath. I’m in.

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

Happy dance!

So You Think You Can Mom? April 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

I’m in! I’ll NEVER get bikini ready because I have birthed 10-12lbs babies so the stomache area is now a tourist attraction! (casualty of war!!!) But I love a challenge! If I can go from my Granny Tankini to a One Piece with NO SHORTS…I’ll be soooooo HAPPY!!!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

Right?? I mean, I haven’t worn a bikini since I was 19 years old (which was a very long time ago) so the likelihood that I’ll get to a bikini body is really super slim. However, I’m DYING to get out of the “granny tankini” and those stupid ass board shorts that really don’t make things much better – IMO!
Great to have you in!

Jenny Woodward April 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

I’m in Wendy. I must lose the last 15 of my baby weight. We even have an elliptical in our garage and I’ve only been in it once in 5 months!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

WOO! Local workout buddy, maybe??

Catalina April 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

I’m out, but I do wish you lots of luck in winning and winning! More than likely I’ll be keeping an eye out on your updates for motivation.

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

Thanks for the support Catalina! You have time to reconsider if you change your mind!! :0)

Jenny April 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

Good timing as I just turned 39 and daughter is turning 2 this week. Feeling new sense of motivation to get more fit and take more control of my life again! Don’t usually wear the full bikini but would love to rock the board shorts and bikini top!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

YES! I’m having the same sort of feeling about taking control of my life again! Love to have you in with us!! I’m down for board shorts and a bikini top too!! Woo, sexy mama!

Amanda ~ sunny vegan April 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’m in, but I lost most of the weight I needed to dropping 40 lbs 2 years ago.
I DO need to tone up and could stand to lose a few more pounds, is that ok? ;-)

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

Yes, it’s definitely ok!
More details coming soon!!

Jackie April 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hmm….. I don’t know that I’ll fit into that one you mentioned but just looking better in what I have would be pretty awesome!

I’m in. What’s the plan?

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

JACKIE! Awesome! Details forthcoming!!

Kathleen April 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I don’t own a scale, but I’m guessing I need to lose about 15-20 lbs to be back to my healthy, strong, flab-free self. It would be nice to be comfortable in my swimming suit (sans shorts), let alone my clothes, again.

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I hear you! My problem is not only with bathing suits but also my clothes too!
Join up and we’ll hit the gym together!

Heidi April 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I am in… I think. I would love to lose weight and not feel horrible in a bathing suit. You know my girls love the pool.

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

No thinking! Just do it! We can be workout buddies and let the kids run amuck!

Shelby Barone April 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I’m in!! Since we go to the same gym – let’s meet up!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Yay! That’s right – we’ll plan a gym date!

Christina {Chrissy} Berry April 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I NEED to join the competition, but I’m just not sure I’m up for it. Like you, I feel as gigantic as those pictures you posted, but feeling bad about myself just isn’t enough motivation right now. I need a good swift kick in the a$$; maybe that would motivate me!

Wendy April 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

THIS IS your swift kick in the ass!

Sharlene April 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

What a great idea. I have already been on my own quest to look halfway decent in a bikini and still have about ten pounds to go. I won’t be officially in but I certainly will follow along!

Jamie April 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

OMG HELEN MIRREN! Any man at any age would say that is a hot body.

I bet you already look like a hot number in your bikini! I wouldn’t sweat over working out. LOL but I want to win some money.

I need to work on my odd tan, too.

Julie Ordonez April 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

What a fun idea! I’m a WOHM, and I’m not sure if I qualify either, but my dietary habits could use an overhaul and I’d like to see this post-baby (he’s 3 now) pooch disappear!

Caryn Bailey April 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

I’m in! I could stand to lose some weight…still struggling with like 10 pounds. Interestingly enough I did wear a swimsuit all week long last week

Nicole April 18, 2012 at 7:15 am

Sure, why not?!

Kelly April 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Yes Wendy. Since I am getting a 3 month break off Tamoxifen (onco approved) then maybe I can shed some pounds. Can’t wait for the details, and can’t wait to lose weight either…going to the beach in 4 weeks. EEK!!!

Wendy April 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

So happy to hear you’re in! Sending out details tonight!!
P.S. did you ask your doctor about the “bridging”?

Mama Bub April 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I’m in. Maybe. Keep me updated with the details!

Wendy April 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Awesome! Sending out the details tonight!

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