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Kristin Booker • April 21, 2014

Monday Motivation Mix: Bikini Weather

Bikini weather is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but I have solely resolved that the best of my bikini days are NOT behind me. No, I’m not kidding. Yes, I’m serious. Hear me out, because it’s time for a little honesty.

I’m going to talk more about this in a fitness post on Wednesday, but that super-stressful job situation I had earlier this year sent me straight back into some really bad eating habits. This, in turn, set me back in my exercise and weight loss goals on a level that boggles the mind (or at least MY mind, as an emotional eater.) With a little help from Lucky Guy, I realized that if we went by inches and a calculation of where I started at the end of last year, I had actually GAINED 10 lbs. I repeat, I gained TEN lbs. Not one, not a couple, not even a few. That would officially set me way closer to a weight number that I swore I never wanted to see again. Actually, it sent me over that number, which is where I currently sit. So, the hashtag is now #25lbstogo.

Now, I’d be lying if I said that it didn’t upset me that I had let my eating go so far out of whack for 3.5 months, but that was quickly replaced with a whole lot of resolve. I made the decision three weeks ago to start eating clean and incorporating all fresh and organic foods into my diet, which I think is the reason I’ve been able to take those pounds off so quickly. Well, that and resuming my exhale Core Fusion/Yoga workouts in addition to Spinning. I could keep looking behind me and getting upset about soothing my anxiety in piles of cupcakes, or I could keep believing what I know, which is that summer is coming and I want to feel and look my absolute best. I am, quite frankly, sick and tired of being sick and tired. I really want that bikini, man. I want it BADLY.

And so, with renewed resolve, I’ve made a whole new Monday Motivation Mix to spur me on to the finish line. All new music, almost no classic stuff but a mash of high-energy mixes for a week’s worth of power workouts. Care to join me with a pile of tunes starting with Yeasayer and includes Empire of the Sun, Delta Spirit, Christina Aguilera, Santigold and The Beastie Boys, Jason Derulo and finishes with Cyprus Hill, Pitbull and Marc Anthony? Click on, and let’s get fired up. It’s Monday, and our best summer is on its way. Let’s do this!

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