I put on a bikini.
And took a picture of myself. Three pictures actually. Front, side, back. And I did not suck it in. I let it hang all out.
My intention was to print them off and hang them on my fridge. Except what's even worse than that? Yep, putting them on my blog. The back shot is SO AWESOME with the back boobs.
Are you ready? Have you cleared the room of small children? Whalers?
So why am I doing this? Why in all that is holy would I put all the fab flab out there? I think it's a little shock therapy (for me, maybe also for you!) but I have my reasons:
1) I believe we should be honest with ourselves - My body isn't perfect but it brought two babies into this world and it's done doing that and now needs to do something else. Be healthy and fit.
2) I'm putting my application in for the Army Reserves in the Field Ambulance division. I need to pass the physical by December.
3) I've walked around a beach wearing the outfit above and if I can do that in public what the heck is different with putting it on the interwebs? (I can't hear the fat jokes, that's what!)
I'm about a size 14 and 184 lbs. My goal is not a size or a weight... though I'm sure I could define that goal as well. My goals are to be able to run a mile and a half in under 15 minutes by December, be able to do 10 push ups and 25 full sit ups and to feel comfortable in my skin.
The funny thing is... just by posting these unflattering photos, I feel more comfortable - and more honest - already.
So.... is anyone else up for the bikini dare?