Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Toot! Toot! Honk! Honk! (If I don't blow my own horn, no one else will!)

I was hoping that after 4 and a half months of Shredding I would be able to post an end of summer picture of myself in a bikini. And I was going to do it too. However, my stomach isn't quite flat enough yet for me to even think about purchasing a bikini much less posing for a picture in one and posting it here for the world to see.

However, I did manage to upgrade my tankini skirt to bikini bottoms this summer and with strategically placed children, I think I look pretty darn good.


And don't even get me started on my arms. My husband and kids are getting tired of me flexing my muscles for them. I was even flexing for my mom the other day. I think I saw her eyes roll around a little bit but she told me how great they looked anyway. (I love you, Mom!)

So I'm going to keep on working out and trying harder to watch what I eat so that next summer I can wear a bikini. That's the plan anyway. (And just for comparison purposes, take a look at me from May of 2008. )

23 comments:

jennwa said...

You look great, Jillian would be proud !!!

I better get back to shredding so I can wear a bikini too. I do not want to be left out.

Tracy said...

Awesome Beth! Way to go!!!! I need to give up swimming at 5am and do what you're doing!

Mari said...

You look great! I'm pretty impressed!

Momisodes said...

You look amazing! Seriously. I think you really look great.

Corey~living and loving said...

Stop all the honking....if I drove by you in that suit, I'd whistle. :) rock on, Beth! you should be feeling so very proud of yourself. :)

Scribbit said...

You look very amazing--flex again!

Sneaky Momma said...

You look amazing! Check out those guns!!!!!!! :)

EntertainingMom said...

You look FABULOUS!!!! Great job! Congrats!

Courtney said...

My goodness, you do look amazing! Go ahead and get the bikini, girl!

Aimee said...

Holy CRAP you are ripped!! You look FANTASTIC -- can I be you when I grow up and get my act together?! :)

Heather said...

You have every right to toot your own horn! You did alot of work for that.
You look great Beth. and I love your bathing suit. I need the arm toning thing too. I may have to shred in that area.

My Goodness said...

Oh my gosh!! You rock! I REALLY need to know EXACTLY what you do everyday...you are doing such a great job...thank you for inspiring me!!

Denise said...

You go girl, you look great.

Megan said...

you look amazing, for sure- isn't it great to work hard and see clear results?!?!

Megan

Lee and Beth said...

You look great, Beth! You should have just went ahead and wore the bikini. You would have been rockin' it!! :) Keep up the good work.

Jaina said...

You look fantastic!! Now if only I didn't fall off the shredding horse...that's no good. No day like today to start back up, right? Or maybe tomorrow. Ugh. I need to exercise. Great job Beth! I'm so proud of you!

Colleen said...

Is this the 30 Day Shred by Jillian you are talking about? Wow, I didn't turn out like that, but good for you!! I REALLY need to watch what I eat :)

Jeneil said...

you look good, girl!

Rebekah said...

Hubba Hubba! Rock on. you are looking FAB

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

You look awesome!!! I wish I had your toned arms. I may seriously have to invest in The Shred. I have gained four pounds since last summer and LAST summer I wanted to lose 5 pounds.

Sob...

Now that I'm 40 my metabolism isn't exactly "speedy" either.

Double sob.

Sucks in gut.

Grandma T said...

I'd toot and honk too, if I looked like that! Go girl!!

Wendy said...

You look great ... even if you didn't have the "strategically placed children"! Good thing you've got great muscles, you'll need them to go after those three year olds in preschool!

Christy said...

Seriously Beth, how could you not think you're ready for a bikni. You are SKINNY MINNIE and TONED! Get a bikni and strut your stuff!!