Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I've been stalking the internet, flagging styles I think I can live with-no point in even going to the stores because the tops are usually laughable. And manufactures assume if you're big up top, you're big all around.
I decided to just poke around on ebay to see what brands I liked that might be available for cheaper...call me crazy but spending $150 for a freaking bikini or swimsuit of ANY kind is absolutely insane, IMO. But since i AM taking two nice trips to beaches, I figured i needed to step up and get a proper swimsuit, and NOT the clearance rack, ill fitting number i currently own. I saw this suit, and it had all the elements I was looking for: underwire, bra-sized, higher cut bottom. So.....we'll see. I might put it on, freak out, throw it in the back of my closet and crawl under the covers.
I have 114 days to get myself to a place where I'm confident wearing this in public. 16 weeks. 4 months. That's still plenty of time.
I did dust off my 8lb weights last night and did some bicep curls, tricep curls, laying on your back raising your arm thingees, and some crunches. It's a start on the ST front. It still confuses me...what to work WHEN, how many reps ( I just did 2 sets of 12 reps for each exercise) then how to integrate that with my other workouts. Yes, Zumba Toning and Sentao are cardio, but they also have a lot of ST elements: squats, pushups, crunches, not to mention lots of ST style arm work, albeit with just 2.5 lb weights.
So that's all I know today. I can't believe i pushed the "commit to buy" button, but I have a feeling that finding just the right suit will be a process, and this one had most of the things I was looking for, more in fact that most of the ones I had flagged elsewhere. It still has the tags on it so worst case scenario I just re-list it. I'm really hoping that having it IN MY HOUSE will push me to stay on course.