yes it’s summer again and time to buy a bikini. But what bikini
do you buy? What do you look for? Style? Form? What if I want to go
with a trend?
The answers to these questions is easy. You can have it all! This season
there is a bikini for every body type so finding the right one for your
body type that is fashionable and fits just right will be a joy. Buying
a bathing suit doesn’t have to be a practice in self- deprecation.
First you need to always remember that you are your own harshest critic!
In reality people are not going to look at you and think you look like
a beached wale. The right bathing suit will draw eyes away from areas
you don’t want them looking as well as focusing their attention
on your finer points!
Forget “trend” – when buying a bathing suit the
most important aspect is finding a bathing suit that flatters you, both
in style and color. Knowing your own body shape can take a lot of stress
out of finding the right suit. Take a look in a full-length mirror to
determine what that shape is.
Ladies with thick thighs might find there shape a blessing or a curse
or both! Few women like there thighs but there’s nothing you can
do about that unless you wear a long skirt to the beach (think late
19th century). Keep in mind we’re all in the same boat for looking
for the right cut for your thighs will make a difference!
Look for high-cut bottoms that elongate your legs, and avoid boy-short
styles and really stut your stuff! Confidence does go a long way in
sexiness so show ‘em what you’ve got!
Getting into shape will help give you the confidence to pull off just
about any swimsuit. Following are some quick tips for getting your body
into top swimsuit shape!
What are you eating?
You don’t have to go on a binge diet to lose a few extra pounds.
Simply watching what you put in your mouth, and how often you eat will
start bringing your metabolism under control. Start by cutting out refined
flour and sugars. Instead switch to whole grain bread and pasta, it’s
delicious and filling. Unlike refined flour whole wheat will not turn
directly into sugar the minute you put it in your mouth! Rather this
healthy alternative will fill you better and give you more energy!
Cut out soda’s. 8 oz of soda = 100 calories and are filled with
sugar! You could be eating or drinking vitamin rich foods or drinks
instead and they won’t leave you craving more!
Eat more fresh fruits and veggies, especially in the summer time when
these are available in abundance. Cut up fruit for a filling snack at
Keep in mind, we don’t live to eat --- we eat to live! What you
eat should be energy for your body.
When you’re energized by the right foods you’ll be more
likely to hit the gym after work!
When you’re trying to loose weight quantity is more important
than speed. So, in the long run walking for an hour in the park or on
a tread mill will burn more calories and keep up your stamina better
than running for 20 or 30 minutes.
Walking is a great stress relieving activity that you will be more
likely to incorporate into a regular routine of keeping healthy for
life, not just a few weeks! And you can do it everyday. If you live
close enough consider walking to work --- that half hour each way will
make a big difference in a weeks time!
To tone your body, start palates and/or yoga. Also, lifting weights
a couple of times a week will help tone parts you really want to look
great in that bikini, i.e. arms, inner thighs and even your stomach.
Just don’t over do it, you want to look tones yet feminine!
Regardless of how you look in 2 weeks, the most important thing is
that you’re on the right track for a healthy lifestyle. Don’t
let trends determine how you feel about yourself.