The warmer weather is right around the corner and I'm already beginning to see advertisements about how to prepare for the shoulder-baring, mid-riff worshiping season ahead.
Do you recognize any of these headlines?
"3 Ways to Get in Bikini-Body Shape Fast"
"How to Get a Bikini Worthy Body"
"Get Your Best Beach Body Ever"
With all this talk about preparing our bodies for the upcoming season, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon as well. So here it is:
The ultimate, fool-proof way to get a "Bikini Body"
Step One: Buy a bikini
Step Two: Put it on
The truth is, your body is already "bikini ready", isn't it?
You have a body, don't you? And presumably the desire to wear a bikini, right?
What else do you need?
Weight loss groups and fitness clubs are great if you use them to motivate yourself to make healthier life choices. But this whole "bikini ready" trend is not about health. It's about shaming you into believing that who you are is not enough.
And that's just not true.
Your body is fine, just the way it is.
Stop waiting to reach some arbitrary goal before you enjoy your life.
Don't waste your time waiting to be something else. Enjoy who you are now because who you are is already enough.
If you want to wear a bikini, go ahead and wear it!
If you want to make healthier life choices, do that as well. But don't let some extra wobbly bits or love handles stop you from frolicking in the summer sun. Enjoy it!
Because who you are is exactly who you are meant to be. And you are enough!
Infographic courtesy of Huffington Post
Repeat after me:
After years of dealing with frustration and blame from the medical community, I finally chose to take control of my own health journey; a path which has led me to where I am today.
Who am I?
I am on a mission to help spread the idea that no one is broken (no matter how broken they may feel) and that healing emotional health can be achieved.
So who am I? I am someone who has walked the path of brokenness and lived to tell the story. I specialize in bringing a mixture of humour, honesty and personal truths to help inspire a new perspective on health, growth and change. I am also a self-proclaimed "Hippie Nerd" and love to combine my love of all things nerdy and science-y with a little infusion of "woo-woo" spirituality.
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