Today, marks the very first day of The 40's Project. As with any new endeavour, I feel excited and optimistic. I am also aware that three weeks from now I may be a bawling heap on the floor cursing myself for thinking that unleashing my inner Pin Up Girl was a good idea!
How does one begin such a lofty goal you may be wondering?
Well, one launches this insane adventure by having one's husband snap photos of her so that she a) has a "before" photo for when the project is complete and b) so that each time she looks at this particular photo, she is motivated to make the necessary changes that will lead her to the final goal.
To get ready for a photo shoot of this style, one must don the baggy, white, granny undies typically saved for your period which worked out well for me this morning as my period started on launch day.....feeling like a Pin-Up Girl already (enter sarcasm). As well, you want to have on a shapeless, off-white (because it got washed in too many dark loads over the last year) brazier. Yes, I did say 'brazier.' Add to that, hair that looks unwashed and unbrushed and not one spot of make-up.
Photos are taken of the front AND the back and maybe even one side shot for good measure. Looking dumpy and depressed (no beaming smiles allowed!) makes for a better dramatic unveil when the time comes..........four long months from now.
For the sake of progress, I have also weighed myself and taken measurements of my chest, waist, hips and thighs.I know, as painful as it was, there's nothing like a good reality check.
And no, I am not posting the "before" pics here. Sorry folks, some things are better left to the imagination.