Friday, 22 May 2015

BEACH BODY SEASON

Summer is rapidly approaching here in the UK, although you wouldn't think it by the current weather forecasts. Weather aside, it's around this time that people start booking or looking forward to their summer holiday which usually involves a beach or swimming pool.... and oh yeah, swimwear.

And it's usually around this time that people think 'oh sh*t, I need to diet. I need to get a beach body'. And you know, I hate that this seasons makes people feel that they have the change and modify their current body.

So maybe this season, you could do something a little different? Accept the way you are now, stop caring about fad diets, and just enjoy yourself in the sun. Hopefully these 3 things will help you do just that..

1. Obvious but true.. go to the beach, put your self on to the beach and hey presto, you have a beach body! It really is that simple ;)

2. Ok, so unfortunately it's not always that simple for some people, and my guess would be that 99% of us, dislike certain body parts or dislike wearing swimwear. There are so many ways in which you can feel more confident, without having to eat 3 lettuce leaves a day in order to halve your body weight so that you can feel 'beach body ready'. Invest in swimwear that flatters your figure, wear a beautiful kimono or your favourite statement necklace and lipstick. Or, go to the beach with people you love and make you laugh because when you surround yourself with people who care, it will instantly boost your confidence. Basically, do what makes you feel comfortable!

3. We all have 'flaws'. Scars, marks, spots, blemishes, cellulite.. you know, those things that are usually air brushed and photo shopped out of pictures in magazines? There is no perfect body because perfection does not exist. We are all different and come in many shapes and sizes, and those imperfections that we tend to dislike, are what make us human. The world would be pretty boring if we were all exactly the same, right? What I'm trying to say in a roundabout way is that 'flaws' are normal. NORMAL. They don't need changing.

Oh and remember to have fun! You'll be on holiday after all.


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Candice Petersen said...

Wow looks so amazing


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OMG Love it!

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Sam said...

Thank you! x

Sam said...

Thanks :) x

≈ CARMEN ≈ said...

HAhaha! Love this Samantha. Very sarcastic but true. We critique ourselves so harshly when we should just enjoy the beach. :]

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JasminCharlotte said...

Aw I love this. I get so caught up on 'flaws' like marks and scars that I have - with such pale skin I feel as though everything appears so bright on it, but then when you talk to others they are things they have never even noticed! I recently bought a tankini which I really like - I had a bikini for years but never felt totally comfortable in it so I think this is a good compromise!! xx

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Sam said...

Aw thank you! You're so right xx

Sam said...

Thank you so much! I reckon a tankini is a great compromise - it's all about feeling comfortable :) xx

Ellie Adams said...

Yes girl, so so well said. Beach body's are about feeling good in yourself and forgetting the crap. Nobody is perfect and someone will always have something negative to say whether you look like a Victoria's secret model or not. Beautifully written :)


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Sam said...

Thank you so much! Your comments mean the world to me :) xx

annie lee said...

i love your tip number 1 hahah!


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Sam said...

Aw thanks! x

Isobel Engall said...

this is really nicely put! i'm really glad i've got a lot more body confidence over the years (it took time and surprisingly with the help of men) but still have my ups and downs - its funny that the heavier i am the more i like my body, just feels natural! xx

Sam said...

Ha yeah me too! I don't think the number on the scales is an accurate representation of health and happiness :) xx

Nicole said...

This post is so on point, Sam! I love it. I really hate how much pressure is put on women around this time of year to look a certain way and to get 'beach body ready'. All these fad diets are so bad for your health and leave you feeling rotten. I will admit I'm working on toning myself up in time for going on holiday (if I ever get one booked) but that's more a goal I've had all year since joining the gym and definitely isn't because I feel like I need to look a certain way to be accepted on the beach. Most people are self-conscious about their bodies, myself included. I always get the 'oh my god you're so skinny you don't need to worry' comments but there's always a part of yourself that you don't like, that's just life but I'm still going to proudly wear my bikini at the beach because I want to enjoy myself. Women come in all shapes and sizes, that's something everyone knows and yet the media still chooses to make us feel bad about. Don't. Embrace yourself and most importantly, enjoy yourself :)
xxx

Sam said...

Thank you lovely! I don't necessarily think toning up is a bad thing if it's going to make you happy and you're doing it for you :) Ah, I hate that people feel like they can comment on thinner people's weight.. you're right, we all have hang ups and no one has the right to say things like that! But, I'm so pleased you'll still wear a bikini because like you say, it's about enjoyment xxx

Sophie said...

This is such a good post - such a nice sentiment. I agree, I hate feeling like my healthy body has to conform to someone else's standards. I finally feel at ease with myself after many years of dieting! Sophie xxxwww.fashionnomads.com

Sam said...

Thank you! I'm so pleased that you've found some peace with yourself xx

Hannah Boxall said...

haha I love point 1! x
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Sam said...

Haha thanks! x

Laura Black said...

Point number 3 is something that should always be in the back of peoples minds, even when dressing daily. Such a positive reminder that we are all beautiful individuals! xx

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Sam said...

Aw thank you so much! x

Hannah said...

Great post Sam, it made me feel slightly better about getting my body out in the summer! I love how your blog is so positive :) Also loving your new blog header!


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Alice Young said...

YES I love this post, I've not been enjoying seeing anything related to how to get beach body ready, what we should really be doing is promoting how to be healthy and feel good in our bodies!

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Sam said...

Thank you Hannah, so kind of you xx

Sam said...

Thank you! You're totally right :) xx

Heba said...

great post, thank you for sharing it!

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helen at thelovecatsinc said...

such a lovely post! i'm going through a bad self image phase, but you're right with everything you've said!

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Sam said...

Thank you Helen! I hope you're not being too harsh on yourself xx

Angharad May said...

You're soooo amazing!! I love your mindset, the way you think, you're such a breath of fresh air! I loved this post and Point 1 made me chuckle. Points 2 and 3 were fantastic too. I hope you enjoy your summer (hopefully the weather will improve!) Xxx

Sam said...

Aw bless you, thank you so much! This has made my day :) xx

TheStyleRawr said...

I don't have the best body, but I do have an incredible fiance who loves me just the way I am. Bumps and lumps included. He's definitely increased my confidence over the past few years, I said screw it to the holiday diet and you know what? I felt absolutely fine on the beach last week! ;)

Tara x

Sam said...

I love this, and I must say, you did look incredible on your pictures! I hope you had an amazing time lovely xxx

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