Did you know that you could bribe yourself? Well, friends, I’m here to tell you that 1) you can and 2) it works! I am holding on to a few pounds after having Brody that I’d love to lose, but can’t seem to shake. I am *this* close to fitting back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. They can button, but the avalanche of fat that gushes over the sides and the stretching zipper aren’t all that pleasant to behold. I figure I’m five pounds shy of where I need to be. After having Knox, I was back in my old jeans at around 8 weeks post partum. Yeah. That second kid’ll getcha. And your waistline!
So, I decided to take a stand against the pounds! They have to go. My problem is willpower. I just really, really like to eat. And I have no time to work out, thanks to my baby’s erratic sleeping “schedule.” If he went to sleep at the same time and I knew how long he’d stay asleep, it’d be easy to get something done, but that is not the case. So, I had to make eating right and exercising worth my while because apparently being skinny isn’t enough incentive for me.
My hair stylist started doing some new hair extensions, and knowing I’m ready for my hair to be long again, she told me about them. They’re called Hot Heads, and they’re a lot better for your hair than the bonded hair extensions and you can re-use the hair three times, making it much more economical (granted, they’re still a few hundred bucks the first time). I want them. Like, yesterday. I miss having long hair so much, but I can never make it much past my shoulders before I get sick to death of growing it out. So I decided to bribe myself.
If I lose 10 pounds, I can get hair extensions (if I can save up the money for them, too).
I’ve lost three pounds this week. Yeah. Bribery works. I’m eating the same stuff, just a little less (trying not to snack… my downfall!), and trying to squeeze in a random workout during the day. If Brody goes to sleep, I just start doing squats, lunges, crunches, etc. for as long as I can before feeling like I’m going to die. Hopefully I can keep it up!
Speaking of getting skinny, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and get a bathing suit for summer since it’s already hot as blazes here. However, I did not feel like conventional bathing suit shopping because it’s depressing. So I bought one online.
How cute and pin-up girlish is this?! It’s from Modcloth, and has almost 400 amazing reviews about how flattering it is, so hopefully it’ll work for me. I’ve never worn a one-piece, but thanks to my mangled belly button and stretch marks galore, my bikini days are behind me! It can be hard to find mom-friendly bathing suits that are still young and sexy looking, so I was happy to find this one! Hopefully it’ll fit well and I like it because I’ll be using it for several years… it was more $ than I usually spend on bathing suits! Anyway, just thought I’d share since so many of y’all are probably looking for the same thing!