In just a few days, I’ll be slipping into one of these:
8 swimsuits, 7 days...makes sense right?
So knowing this, why the heck did this happen on Friday night?
Okay, so I didn’t eat all of this junk (source), but I did manage to snarf down nearly 1/2 bag of Twizzlers, 1/2 bag of popcorn, a bag of Skittles, and a small handful of preztel-PB sandwiches. Oye. And this was on top of having 1/3 of a frozen pizza. Can I blame it on the terrible movie we watched? (FYI, The American with George Clooney sucks).
Although I’m certainly not “dieting” for my trip to Kauai, I have been trying to be more mindful of my eating (and overeating for that matter) since the start of the New Year. And, well who doesn’t want to reign in the eating a bit knowing they’ll be living in a bikini for a week?
Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident. Anytime I tend to put pressure on myself — overt or not — I end up sabotaging it. Intellectually this makes plenty of sense, right? I must have felt like I was restricting in some way and then when I opened the flood gates just a wee bit, the Hoover Dam was released (Well not really compared to my truly epic fat-kid moments, but you get the point).
Why, then, do I continue this pattern knowing that it very likely will result in an unexpected splurge?
I think I am putting way too much emphasis on what I may look like in one of these:
Silly me, I think my priorities are a bit messed up.
For the next few days and for the entire vacation, I intend to not worry about how I look in my bikini. I will not deprive myself of extra pieces of my friend’s wedding cake. I will not forego an unplanned trip for shaved ice or ice cream.
I will, however, have a blast with my friends. I will go back for seconds. I will go paddle-boarding and stand in my bikini proud.
Yep, there you have it
Am I the only one that self-sabotages?
What are your great tips for feeling confident in a bikini? No surprise, here, I say a good wedge to elongate the leg. Oh and a smile
Favorite swimsuit resources? For me it’s VS, Marshalls, and Alloy.com