The fastest way to a ‘bikini body’ is to get your body and put it in a bikini. Let’s face it, we all have bikini bodies, but it’s easy to see advertisements and photographs of models and feel ashamed! Instead of feeling insecure, read on and find out how to banish your bikini body blues!
#1 Compare yourself to real people
We spend a great deal of our time comparing ourselves to celebrities and models, a great way to see real women is to use My Body Gallery, enter your height and weight and be amazed at the hundreds of normal women who’ve uploaded pictures of themselves to show you that we’re all different!
#2 Look in the mirror
Try to practise looking at yourself in a positive way at least once a day, the bits that you hate make you who you are, so learn to love every part of yourself!
#3 Know that you ROCK whatever you wear
Every body positivity campaign ever is telling you this, but it’s hard to get it through your head. You wouldn’t be as harsh about your friend’s body as you are about your own so give yourself a break and know that you rock it.
#4 Don’t be afraid to sweat
If getting in shape will make you happy, do it for you, not for other people. Most of the time the biggest change you need to make is to your attitude, if you’re positive and confident, nobody will care what you’re wearing and your insecurities will fall away. If working out makes you happy, push it and be the very best you can be!
#5 Who cares?
We’re so used to thinking everybody on the beach or at the pool has their eyes on us, assessing every inch of our body, declaring us non-bikini worthy, that we don’t realise nobody actually cares. The narrow-minded few who criticise other people’s bodies are the ones you should feel sorry for, they’re obviously struggling with their own self-esteem and have never felt the confidence you feel.
Who’d have thought we all have bikini bodies hiding under our clothes? Do you have any body positivity mantras? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to enter our fab Dior giveaway to bag yourself a pair of sexy summer sunglasses!