One of my dreams for this summer was to wear a bikini. It was a goal to firm up enough so that I could actually look good in one that's why I bought the mustang but to date, I have rode it twice. I knew that was a bad idea from the get go. I'm pretty sure I got more exercise putting it together than I will ever get from actually using it. Spring is here and the time has come to pull out the shorts and tank tops, to wear less clothes and here I am munching down on the leftover Easter candy. Even my kids have decided they've had too much but not me. No, if there is chocolate in the house, I will eat it. I'm a glutton for punishment. I guess, I can always fall back on the fact that I've had 5 kids, it seems to be an honorable excuse for having a waistline. I hear it all the time. "You look good.....for having 5 kids" I really don't know how to take that. A few days ago my cousin, over at www.inanetruths.blogspot.com posted a picture of herself on facebook. She has diligently been using her WiiFit every day and she looks good. Her efforts are definately paying off. Go Cousin! I have a Wiifit. Do I use it? no. I have a ton of tapes and machines and hell, I live across the street from the lake. I could walk over there every day, it's beautiful but most of the time I just look over there and think that if I had a good bike, I could ride over there and it would be funner. I'm pretty sure if I went and bought a bicycle, I wouldn't ride it to the lake...or anywhere. It would sit in the garage with my weight bench, that I have never used. I have diet books and nutrition books and I know how to eat well, but do I do it? um, no. I even thought about joining Weight Watchers again, not to lose any weight but to force myself to get on a healthy food regime again. Have I done it?? no. On April 1, I made a goal of walking every day but I have only walked once...to the post office. I really enjoyed that walk with my iPod. I have some incredible music on that thing. Last year around this time, I bought the iPod thinking I could walk to the great music, thinking that would be motivation to get in shape but then I also bought a speaker to set it in and have spent most of the time dancing to it in the kitchen or singing out loud in the car. So anyway, I figuire there are 7 weeks until Memorial Day at which point I will be in a swimsuit somewhere so I'm thinking that if I start today, there is still time to get bikini ready. I will have to admit that I am pretty modest so chances are I wouldn't show up anywhere in a bikini. I never really felt comfortable in one when I was a kid. I think I've always had a distorted body image .....but anyway, that is my plan for today...to walk....somewhere. What do you do to get motivated and stay on track and get in shape? Please do tell!