Bikini Bound = a daily sweat!

kettle bell picI’m a health conscious gal who slips up in the health department at the best of times to enjoy a good ol’ slice of cheese cake, a helping of fries or a plate of pasta.  Ugh!  This food makes my brain instantly “happy” and then 30 minutes later it makes my GI system “unhappy”.  My unhappy gut is my 1st reminder of why I can’t eat like I used to and my body composition (lean mass to fat ratio) is my 2nd reminder.  As of right now I have a 3rd reminder of my I can’t eat that way and it’s the fact I’m going to be sporting a bikini in 5 week from now for a month!   “Yeahhhhh” and “uh-oh” were my two initial thoughts!  So I got my butt moving, literally, and got my sweat on!

I’ve mentioned that we live in a condo, so space isn’t bountiful.  I do have an enormous closet and this is where I roll out my yoga mat and get my daily sweat while my little one naps.  I hybrid my workouts with routines from my coach (aka my husband), videos from you tube as well as yoga.  I’m SWEATING in a matter of minutes, I’m not board and I’m getting results and I’m done in about 20 minutes!  I really just wish that my mommy blubber would melt off on its own buuuuut it turns out it doesn’t work that way!

Let’s talk food!  I’m doing intermittent fasting.  Don’t trust me to explain it well, instead check out David Asprey‘s post on it.  The just of it that we only eat between 2pm-8pm.  Yup we only eat for 6 hours a day and it will always be a caveman diet.  My husband and I do a lot of what Dave writes about and we think it’s pretty awesome.   This is where we got the crazy idea of blending butter in our coffee!  Yummmmm so GOOD!

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Baby swim lessons…I was THAT mom!

Infant swim lessons!! What a great way to spend time with my little one.  My excitement is bubbling over for our first swim.  M is ready to go.  His swim diaper and trunks are on, he’s fed and napped.  I whip out my bikini to get myself ready and I hear ” you’re gonna be that mom huh?”.   Bahahahaha!  I hadn’t even thought about appropriate swimming apparel for myself.  Is a bikini not ok??  But it’s all I have.  It is a social no-no to wear a two piece to the public indoor pool??  Perhaps switching to the ol’ one piece and kissing bikini days goodbye is common new mom knowledge?!  So I did what any gal in my position would do.  I put on my bikini and went to the pool.  I was comfortable and happy.  Baby M didn’t seem to mind and either did anyone else.  All the other moms were warm and welcoming.  We played water games for 30 mins and successfully completed our first infant swim lesson.

So I was THAT mom for a split second when I allowed my self to worry about wearing a two piece to the pool.  There are far greater concerning moments in life.  My greatest concern that day was making sure I was the best swim partner for my babe.