Need a little motivation? The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is mine!

doutzen-krous-costume-here-is-supposed-to-look-like-a-pink-poodleDid anybody else watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday night? Personally, I look forward to it all year long. I actually woke up in a panic on Monday morning, knowing it usually happens late November, early December, I wondered if I had missed it in my new mom fog. But all was good when I saw an advertisement promoting it for the following day. In my house, I’m the more likely one to watch this show. My husband couldn’t be bothered. I don’t understand why, since the girls are hot and the outfits are soooo cute, but he’d rather work out. Fine by me! I’ll just grab my wine and have a seat!

I know, I know…the models are too skinny and how could anyone possibly live up to those standards? That’s what you’re thinking right?  Well I don’t really think like that. I try to put a positive spin on everything, and I don’t let things like that depress me. I allow them to encourage me instead. If anything, there is nothing like a good dose of VS models to motivate me to go for a run and watch what I eat. Even if it’s just for the next few days. Motivation is temporary, after all, so I like to expose myself to this type of thing often. Coming off of a twin pregnancy, I need all the motivation I can get. Especially when some days I am SO exhausted all I want to do is shamelessly ask my husband-who also works his butt off all day long, to carry me to bed.

the-show-also-had-a-calendar-girls-section-this-is-izabel-goulart-as-a-september-cheerleaderNot only is there the physical motivation, but as I’ve stated many times…I love pretty things. This includes the models, the makeup, and the fashion. No, the outfits are not fashion forward in the “real” world, but there is always something, whether it is texture, colour, or shape, that inspires my wardrobe just a little. I loved the Calendar girls portion and “September” was wearing a chunky turtle neck sweater that I can’t stop thinking about. I think I’m gonna go get me one of those. I also love watching the performances. This year I was especially amused, now that I’m a mom of 2 little boys who really seem to take to pretty girls, thinking how Justin Beiber must have been in absolute heaven. Good for him!justin-bieber-sings-an-acoustic-song-between-sets

I’m in my 10th month post delivery. I’m happy to say, I’ve finally lost all the baby weight, and am working on toning and tightening, and  my biggest fear, which was the dreaded “twin skin” (or, mummy tummy), although there, is much better than it was 10 months ago. I credit lots of moisturizing, firming creams, dry brushing, core exercises, and belly binding to the success I’ve had so far. Am I VS fashion show ready? No. But I believe in the power of positive thought, and if I can escape to a dreamland of envy worthy tummies, even just for an hour, it may be the final step to getting my own! I hope my post inspires you to do some positive thinking of your own!

Happy Friday Everyone!


  1. Londa on December 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I watched it too! I thought I had missed it .. and then saw the advertisements .. quickly calling my Fiance to PVR it. It’s a great motivation and it worked on me for a full 24 hours 😉

    • suchdev on December 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

      24 hours for me too! On to the next thing!:D

  2. Soph on December 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I agree! The VS 2005 show is still my favorite and I watch it anytime I need to get motivated to work out. Haha.

    • suchdev on December 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      That’s 7 years ago! Way too far back for me to remember..I’ll have to look it up:)