I can’t believe I’m going to go public with this, but… you all know I’m all about putting my goals out into the universe to become a reality. (Especially since it worked the last time. 2012 = some seriously awesome destination weddings!) Well, I have a new goal, and for the sake of accountability – I thought I ought to be open about it.
John and I just booked a trip we’ve been wanting to take for years. On May 12th of next year we will be headed to Maui for ten days, and I cannot even begin to tell you how ridiculously excited we are. It’s ten months away, and it’s all I’ve been able to think about this week. It’s kind of a major dream come true. We had originally wanted to elope there – and although I’m really glad we got married in New York City instead with all our friends and family around – we haven’t been able to shake the hope that we’d still get to take an incredible trip there. And now we actually are, and I still can’t believe it.
I’m just going to come out with it… I want to wear a bikini when I am walking on the beach in Maui. And not feel completely silly. I have never been a skinny girl. And I will never be a really skinny girl – I’m not built that way. I am fine with that. I have come to terms with the fact that I have a booty, and no matter how many miles I run, it ain’t going anywhere. I’m not super overweight or anything, but I don’t feel comfortable wearing a bikini. I don’t need a six pack, but I do want to tone up and feel more fit. It’s just a personal goal – I want to be able to feel comfortable and enjoy myself on what is a dream come true vacation.
So I’m putting it out there. Once I get over what is hopefully just a minor setback, I’m getting back into a good exercise routine, setting some little goals for myself, and thinking about what bikini I want to wear on the beach next May. I’m making it into a personal project for myself, and I plan to hold myself publicly accountable here, checking in and marking my progress. Every week I thought I’d set a new small goal, and I will share what’s working for me and what’s not. I don’t really have a specific weight goal, because it’s more about how I feel about myself than what the scale says. I am going to be measuring inches I’ve lost, and I may share that along the way.
My main inspiration – aside from the sheer self-indulgent vanity of wanting to wear a bikini – is my husband. In the past year he has gotten himself into a really good fitness routine, and I’ve watched him transform in an amazing way into a much healthier person than when I met him. I’ve been so proud of him. While I’ve always been pretty good about staying physically active, since I’ve started my business, everything – including my health – has been put on the back burner. And as I approach my 30s, I want that decade to be all about living a healthy life and balance. Balancing my work, my personal life. Right now I feel incredibly jumbled, and I just don’t think it’s good for my mental or physical health.
So… Bikini or Bust Project Week One starts now! And the goal this week (which can’t be physical since I can’t use my foot yet) is to eat a healthy breakfast everyday. I’m so bad about eating breakfast – I am just one of those people who can’t eat when they wake up. And often I won’t eat anything until 1 or 2pm. Which is SO bad. So that’s the goal for the week… getting into a routine of eating breakfast everyday. I’ll let you know how it’s going next week, and I’ll be back with another goal. If you want to follow along and share you own goals, stories, and experiences that would be amazing, and I encourage you to do so! I’d love for this to become a group project!