Spoiler Alert: This is a blog post with a somewhat superficial challenge. I can’t always be deep, ok.
I have a job that keeps me around lots of teenagers. Most of these kids are some of the bravest people I have ever met because…they wear skinny jeans. In my middle-aged opinion, skinny jeans can only be worn by the brave. So much could go wrong!
First there’s the finding of the skinny jean. I can only be told “they don’t carry that brand in that size” so many times. Then, there is the possibility that once the jeans are on, they may not come off. My expense account is not plush enough to invest in peel off jeans. Of course. while wearing these skinny jeans, pockets are just for show. No one wants to see how much change I am actually carrying, nor do we want to mention knowing the style of my unmentionables (another brave choice my young friends make. In my life, thong is always wrong!)
And how do the brave move in them? I am not sure. What I am sure of is that if I were to move in them, something would split and it would most likely be my pride.
Yeah. Those brave skinny jean wearing people. I admire them. And though I am not deluded enough to believe I can be like them,
I can still strive to be my best me. So here comes the challenge.
Bikini Body Mommy has a website (bikinibodymommy.com) that focuses on getting those of us who have served the world by giving life to precious, perfect, genius children (like mine) back in to the shape we desire instead of the one we have acquired. Honestly, the idea of being a bikini body mommy is laughable when I apply that concept to myself, but hey, if the challenge will get me to quit being a spectator and to get back to taking some time for me, I am all for trying it. And now that I have told you, I have to try at least.
The parameters: 90 days of workouts, watching my diet, guzzling water, and (ugh) weighing and measuring. I will report to you as often as I can and I will make my 30, 60, and 90 days a big reveal day of triumph and trials. And no I am not telling you how much I weigh and all that madness! I might tell you how much I lose
…but it’s really not about being a skinny jean wearer.
This challenge is about being brave enough to live who out who I want to be.
And that person is a lot healthier than I am now.
So here’s to the new challenge! If you are already rocking those skinny jeans, go right on ahead! I’ll be brave in my own way.
Hope you will, too!
Love the Challenge and stay