Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bikini Blues

The bikini blues are nothing new for me, I've never, ever had a bikini ready body. At this point in my life, even if I get to my goal weight, I am pretty sure that I wouldn't want to be seen in public in a bikini. Thirty odd years of stretched out skin doesn't bounce back so well. I would guess, if there was any bikini-ness in my future it would be a bikini top. My two c-sectioned belly and mutant thighs are not something anyone else should be sujected to.

That being said, being comfortable wearing a bikini is not one of my goals. Being comfortable in my skin is. Being comfortable in a tri suit is another goal I'd like to reach. Moving from the world of the sedentary into the world of triathlons is certainly an eye opening experience. The amount of skin, really taut, muscular skin is amazing! As are the number of women who aren't so taut and toned but are still in great shape and are out there proving it to the world swimming, biking and running no matter what they look like. Its these women I find far more amazing than the hard bodied bikini babes.

The folks at BOCA are sponsoring this Bikini Blues Blog Blast along with my friends at Parent Bloggers. Have a bikini story of your own to tell? Write a post, let them know at Parent Bloggers and have a chance to win one of three $150 gift cards!


Tree said...

I love that your mission is to love yourself. From that, all things are possible.

Esmerelda said...

I very nearly have a bikini ready body, and you know what?

I went backward this year and got a sportier suit because....

are you ready??

I wasn't self concious about anyone seeing my baby belly, rather some body part falling out that shouldn't.

Bikinis are for people that aren't wiping noses and opening juice boxes and catching a child who is jumping into your arms in the pool for the ten thousandth time.

Guess what happens when that little person's foot gets caught in the string on the front of your suit? :-D