Tuesday, August 4, 2009

You're looking at the former elementary school Bar-Hang Master...

I have a confession to make, I didn’t workout at all while in Colorado. Unless of course you count my obsession with this pull-up bar.

I am in LOVE with this pull-up bar and I must have one of my very own. I asked Rick again last night if I could, “Please, please, please have a pull-up bar for my birthday.”

Of course he said yes and now I’m even more excited for my birthday to get here than I was before. Just one more week till pull-up bliss and I can’t wait.

...But even with my recent lack of working out I am proud to announce that with one week left to go before my BIG day, I AM BIKINI READY. Quite an accomplishment I know. To be honest I didn’t think I would ever get there, I have birthed six children after all, but after visiting the amusement/ water park in Denver and seeing the many bikini clad women/ girls walking around I realized that all of my crunches have just been a big old waste of time because... I HAVE BEEN BIKINI READY ALL ALONG.

Apparently bare, pot bellied midriffs are all the rage right now.

Who knew…

9 comments:

holly shaw said...

I love those ladies at the pool it does make me think maybe i'm too hard on my body...but to look HOT in a bikini is a different matter

Marcie said...

HA HA Ha! I have always thought the same thing about those people who bare it all (with a lot to bare). Makes me wish I had a little more confidence. On the other hand, I think think you are ready for REAL bikini wearing. The kind that leaves me jealous!

Lene said...

Really why do they make plus-size bikini? And plus-size daisy dukes? And why do plus-size women buy them?

Nathan said...

I have never understood that either. So many times I have thought to myself, "If my body looked like THAT I would definitely not wear THAT. A body like that would make me an extremely modest person (if I wasn't already!)" I wonder if they have really taken a good look at themselves in the mirror! So funny.

Nathan said...

Nathan is really Amy on that last comment! I forgot I stole the computer from my husband so I'm not logged in as "The Cranes" like usual.

4boyzmdmom said...

We need one of those pull up bars at my house--my boys are working on Personal Fitness merit badge, and there is no place in our house (or nearby) for them to work on their pull ups.

I love your bikini comments! I've been noticing the same thing. Is it good that as a society women feel comfortable showing off their pot bellies? In some ways...probably so. In others, maybe not so much!

On a related note, I really noticed during my last pregnancy (9 year gap since the one before that)when I was buying new maternity clothes that "glorifying the belly" was the new thing! No more trying to cover it up! Is there a happy medium between "tents" and "show it all off"? I'd like to see that!

supah ~d said...

LOL!! WE WERE JUST THERE!!

And it TOTALLY was NOT me you saw that led to your bikini body epiphany.

Thanks for stopping by.
d

Miss Risa's House said...

HA I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT ALONG TIME AGO! OH WAIT I HAVE!

Shellie said...

yeah, I'm bikini ready too, those stretch marks and flabby elephant skin are all the rage...