Summer is right around the corner, and you might not have the chance to lose weight or tone your abs in time for the season. So what do you do when you have to don that two-piece bikini when you hit the beach and you feel like you don’t have the body to show off?
Well, here are some tips to help you let go of that towel and get those bikini tan lines:
Choose the right bikini for your body type. If you’re really fussy about how your bathing suit looks on you, look up the internet or get the aid of lifestyle magazines for a swimwear that will emphasize your assets and hide your extra flesh. You’ll be amazed how a strategically-placed accessory, design or cut can do wonders to make you look slimmer.
Try your bikini on at home. Look at yourself in the mirror while you’re in your swimsuit: the more you get used to the image of you wearing it, the more comfortable you get wearing your bikini in public.
Check your posture. Some women tend to suck their tummy in to look thinner, but that’s not really necessary. Practice the correct posture: keep your chin up and don’t slouch. It won’t be long until your posture rubs off on your confidence.
Switch off your negative thoughts. Scan the beach, and you will see that you’re not the only one who doesn’t have the body of a supermodel. Look at some gossip magazines, and you’ll see that even celebrities and socialites have flaws, too. Keep in mind that the term “sexy” does not always equate to great abs, long legs and slim arms; you can have a pot belly and meaty limbs and still look sexy. It’s all about having confidence and esteem in yourself.
Accept compliments. When your husband tells you that you look good in your bathing suit, believe it. It will help you embrace your figure and feel good about yourself. After all, how good you feel also reflects on how well you look.
Think fun. It’s the reason why you’re there, in the first place. Don’t ruin your vacation or deprive yourself of the enjoyment you should be having with your loved ones, just because of what other people think about the way you look. Focus on having fun, and it won’t be long until you’re just shrugging off all those negativities.