This guy is the long answer for the “Why” I do anything, Mike, my critters, and my grand critters, they are the reason that I fight for my health and my life. They are my reason to press … but what does that have to do with the title?? Not much, but I just felt like sharing my motivation. 😉
Now, on to the title … Would you loose respect for me if I told you I shucked my shirt and dove in the ocean in my sports bra and bike shorts just before I took that pic?? With all my lovely belly fat exposed?? There were a few folks that were staring at me like I had lost my mind. Either that or they were fascinated by my fantastic figure.
Should I be ashamed? I don’t think so. What’s a sports bra … a bra made for swimming … if not to swim in the ocean when you are HOT?? I know … I know … I don’t have the body to be running around in my sports bra, but … what can I say? I was hot and I needed to cool off. Besides I will most likely never see the people on the beach again. Do you think I am scanky? You do? Shhhh … Don’t tell me … I don’t really wanna know. 🙂
I overheated when we went for the ride on Saturday. Things have been going wrong in my body and in my energy levels — this is the reason that I started fiddling with my diet — more on that later, back to the point of this pic. Saturday, when this pic was taken, I started melting down and overheating on the cycle about town we had planned. Me melting down is never a good thing. I start yelling at people. Yelling ugly words. Thankfully, Mike always adjusts for my puny body issues. Since I was on meltdown street we cut the ride short and jumped in the ocean wearing our bike shorts (me-plus my sports bra) after shucking off our shirts.
So … there you have it. I wear a bikini and sports bras to swim in the ocean sometimes, even though I don’t have the body for it. I decided that I was going to accept my stretched, lumpy, not perfect body just as it is. No apologies, even with the shocked stares from the prim ladies squad. I even give them a great big confident smile. For some reason they always feel the need to stare at me, and some/most even turn around and watch me towel off and dress. Now, I do wear a two-piece tankini that covers my belly as well when I am hanging with family, it just depends on how I feel that day, But it is kinda fun to just let go and wear sports bras and bikini tops.
Who knew I was a rebel?? Sometimes I even surprise myself.
Laters gators …Shonnie