In 68 days I will be sitting on the beach with the best of the best in a contest my company just ran.
Out of 2100 teams, 10 of those are will be heading to Mexico. I will be one of 60 people getting the privilege of gracing those white sand beaches.
My team...awesome women that have worked our butts off to get there. Now, the challenge is out there... Get into a bikini.
Bikini ... lately ... okay, in the last five years or maybe more... okay ten... bikini is not a word that is in my vocabulary. I guess it's back. I'm not kidding... we challenged ourselves to get to the next step, push harder, set the next goals. BIKINI it is.
I decided that I'm going back to what got me to this point in the first place. YOU. My faithful followers in the M.O.B. Project. You watched me transform over several months so that I could look like a hot Mother of the Bride aka M.O.B. at my daughters wedding. I lost a total of 30 pounds and that was amazing. Truly changed my life. What helped me get there was the accountability I had to you in the Project... showing you that I was making progress... daily. YOU got me to where I am. Thank you. I know that some of you sit silently and just quietly pay attention and that's great too, I still know you're out there and you're still hedging bets on whether I can do it or not. The pressure was on then, it's back now. There were many that came out and said that they were waiting for me to pack it in, dump my goals or just not dump the weight .. I proved them wrong. Six months later I am still 30 pounds down and am the healthiest I have ever been.
So ... Here I stand ... asking you to stand behind me once more.
To me, this is even scarier than my last goal. Although that being said, I didn't think I could have lost 30 pounds either if you would have asked me at the beginning. Truthfully every pound that came off, I was grateful for. I didn't even have a destination weight to be honest. Losing weight to me was a necessity and I always have known that getting in shape was going to be the next step. I'e pushed myself this far, I can push myself the rest of the way.
Into a bikini.
The word seriously hurts my ears.
Starting today...I have NO CHOICE... but to get off my ass. You see, I have been very lax over the last six months of my weight transformation ... my physical activity nearly non-existent. That is why ... although I now wear a size 8 jean, which I might add I haven't worn since 2007 but I am still FLABBY.
Ugh. Another word I can't stand the sound of. FLABBY.... let's all say it together...FLABBY. I bet it makes you cringe as much as it does me. And trust me... it's gotta go. Mexico is the NO FLAB ZONE for this girl ... now known as the NFZ. I'm going to write it on my forehead so I am reminded constantly of my new goal.
I need to do this. For myself. To know that I can keep climbing.
I guess the other part of this whole equation is that I hope it inspires my team and YOU... my accountability partners that if I can do this ... anyone can. Why... I actually hate working out. I think that there was only one time when I actually enjoyed it and it was when my old boyfriend and I used to go to the gym together. His energy and perseverance helped me get there too, and we could do it together. I was in great shape and I was loving it. That's another story for the Humble Pie Chronicles I suppose.
I have been so thrilled with the people that have come on board to help in the FLAB Fight over the last 6 months... their own successes have been amazing. I am so proud of all of my team. If they want to take the next step and join me on the next part of this journey then let's do it. I would rather have buddies with me, encouraging me to keep moving forward.
The COUNTDOWN BIKINI is on! The M.O.B. is gonna 'HIT' Mexico and the NFZ with vigor. I will do the same thing that I did with my M.O.B. wedding countdown and keep everyone posted on my results. Feel free to drag me to the gym. Join me on the M.O.B. Project Facebook page as well for updates,
68 Days to NFZ.