Its a yearly thing that happens and for some it can be very triggering - being dragged with everyone else and thinking that you need to lose weight to be accepted while out on the beach or wearing less clothing in summer time.
But i just wanted to remind you all that you DONT need to lose weight to look good in summer or to wear a bikini on the beach or to wear a crop top or shorts. Whatever body you have is ok.
It is ok to have stretch marks and cellulite, it is ok if you have scars or bumps on your skin, its ok to have stomach rolls or to be bloated on beach. Your summer body is the body you have in summer time, just like your bikini body is the body you have while wearing a bikini.
You DONT need to chage your body for summer and you definitely DONT need to do a quick diet to lose weight for summer. They dont work and they wont help you feel happy or accept or love your body. If you think that a quick weightloss diet is the key to being happy in summer and being ok with your body then you are wrong. The only way to feel confident and happy each summer is by learning to love and accept your body just the way it is and be ok with however it looks. Your body is constantly changing, how you looked last year might not be the same as how you look this year. Just like 5 years from now your body might not look the same as it does now and that is ok as well.
Learning to accept and love your body the way it looks is important and will make you feel more confident but also not let your body stop you from doing things you want to or hinder you from living life. I know in the past (i.e 2011/2012) i said no to doing different things just because i hated how my body looked, i wanted to go to the beach and lie in the sun like everyone else but i said i didnt want to go just because i disliked my body. I found clothes i liked and wanted but they would show too much of my body and skin and i didnt want the world to see how "fat" i was so i never bought the clothes. But thats not a way to live, dont let your body stop you!! And most importantly dont compare yourself to others....
If you go to the beach or go on holiday remind yourself to not look at others and compare yourself. People look different, some people are tall some people are short, some people are lean, skinny or fat (and fat is NOT a bad thing, its just a description, it should not have a negative meaning attached to it.) Tell yourself to not be judgemental or compare yourself and not to tear yourself apart, instead focus on loving yourself and being ok in your own body!
Love your body ,accept your body. You may want to change your body, or maybe you are in the progress of gaining weight or getting stronger or something else, but accept your body for how it looks now even if your body might change over time.
One thing i dislike is when people start commenting and being judgemental against people/strangers who are very skinny... i mean you never know if that person is trying to gain weight. Weight gain and weight loss dont happen over night... and you cant judge a person by their shape or size, you dont know if they are trying to change their body for the better i.e gain weight or lose weight to better their health. So dont be judgemental towards anyone even if people might have extreme body shapes or sizes!!
Love your body and embrace your body. Others may be doing a 6 week bikini body diet, but i want YOU to instead focus on loving your body, taking care of your body and being kind to yourself so that you can ennjoy your summer and feel confident in your body no matter how you look!! Focus on health first, no FAD diets or restrictions!!