So you know how I said I was going to get into a bikini? Well…

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I got into one, but I can’t guarantee I look good in it. The picture and explanation come at the end, but first, some filler!

For a couple weeks I had this feeling that my workouts were lacking. I felt like they were hard, but just to the point where I was kind of comfortable. Last saturday I started a “Total Body Blitz” routine that has had my body sore for 5 straight days. If that has been any indication to me of how hard my workouts had not been before, I don’t know what could be. I have two days of rest in between – tomorrow, and friday. It’s the first time my body is screaming “Thank you so much for not going to the gym!” You’re welcome!

With that, since these workouts have been so body aching awesome, I decided that cheat days aren’t really an option for me anymore. I spent all of this week groaning, and sore every time I sat in a chair, or lifted a pen, and it popped into my head that I can’t do this for nothing. I can control every weight I lift, and every lunge I do, but I have to control my intake just the same, and I have to do it wholly. I’m finally seeing where discipline is making its way into my life. Not like Monday through Friday, “drink all weekend discipline,” but Monday to Sunday, “I did everything right” discipline. The realities you discover when you’re trying to make sure your legs don’t break off while you’re running on the treadmill.

Also with that, my main motivation for getting through these work outs 5 days at a time is the potential for a bikini body. I know I won’t be ready for summer, but I’ve made a good start. Ignore my face because I don’t know what’s up with that, but I’m on my way (and I can’t believe I’m actually putting this up.)


This picture is no where near the person I want to be, and I think it was a “nice try” kind of thing talking myself into thinking that I could be ready for the beach in 8 weeks (3 weeks ago), but I think I’m so proud of this, because this is me, on my way there. My body is visibly different (and I wish I had swim suit before pictures to prove it). I’m literally at the gym almost near crying 5 days a week to get past this, and I’ve made myself proud. Two, or three months ago, I wouldn’t have been proud of this. I think I would have been ashamed, and upset that this is all I could do. This photo probably would have never seen the light of day then, but I realized that it’s the wonderful feeling of just being proud of yourself, and realizing that an accomplishment is an accomplishment. If you put in the work, you deserve the pat on the back.

This was all refreshing this week. After not seeing the number budge on the scale, I thought I might’ve been doing something wrong. I’m going to enjoy my rest tomorrow, re-stock my kitchen, and enjoy the free-time I’ll have tomorrow, and Friday night.

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Mila is the author of Hangry Woman and a type 2 diabetic, trying to navigate the world of food, while also sharing positive representations of people living with type 2 diabetes. She lives in Texas with her Husband, Bryan, and her pups, Lily and Cooper. She loves to talk to her readers, so find her on social media and say hello!

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  1. Matt
    April 18, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    Hey Mila…my name is Matt. I’m the founder of Share It Fitness, and the one who put this workout program together.

    First off, I want to say AWESOME job on taking the first step towards getting yourself fit and healthy. The first step is always the hardest.

    The second hardest is sticking with a program. There are going to be days you don’t want to workout. There will be days you think the work you are putting in is getting you nowhere. There will be days you KNOW the work you are putting in is getting you nowhere. Ignore these thoughts. Everyone has them. People who are successful, healthy, and fit, are the ones who can block these thoughts out of their mind and continue on. Simple as that.

    Please feel free to leave any comments on our blog if you have any questions or concerns about this workout…we’re always happy to help.

    Good job again starting this plan, and I can tell you from first hand experience, if you stick with this routine for the full 12 weeks, you will 100% see positive changes. At that point, come back and I’ll give you something to get you through the next 12 weeks. Best of luck on your fitness journey!


  2. G
    April 18, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    Keep it up! Perfection is the sum of many little things done right! As a witness to your journey, I can attest to your total devotion. By the end of this year, Victoria Secret will be calling you for an audition 😉

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