So is YOUR body summer ready?
And I don’t mean is it ready for the heat, I mean it in the whole join a gym, just eat lettuce and hope like hell maybe you’ll be presentable at the beach this year. Fingers crossed. Still probably not. That thing. The ads start, the marketing and the subliminal messaging… You’re not good enough now. Remember that. You NEED a summer body.
A better body. A thinner, more tanned, extensively exercised version. A more generally appealing one. For goodness sake do not just go to the beach and enjoy family and friends with just the body you have. Ugh. Impossible…
Now your sarcasm radar is probably off the charts about now. Way off the charts. You may hear from my tone (which I hope can been conveyed) that I think this is a load of rubbishy rot. A load of brainwashing aimed at making you feel bad enough to buy something. A gym membership or diet plan mostly.
Surely I can’t be the only one that hears the cry to get my body summer/beach ready who immediately wants to say up yours. Way up yours. Get stuffed. Bug off. Get a life. I hear it and I think summer ready THIS jerk face while wildly signally at my thrusting pelvis. Charming. I know. But true.
It annoys me. Exercise for health. Eat for health. Go for a walk, drink less soft drinks, get outside more, do stuff. Enjoy the weather, the warmth and the gift that is your body being alive and well. Do whatever it is you please.
But for goodness sake!!! Don’t do it for some fictional body that doesn’t exist. There is no perfect beach body. I know, I go to the beach a lot, there are all sorts of bodies. Big, small, young, old, tall, short, hairy, pale and everything in between.
Don’t believe them. Not even for a minute. Drag out your swimming togs and hit the beach.
Beach. Body. Done.
///image credit – Danimezza///
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourelf or did you hire someone to do it for you?
Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to
know where u got this from. cheers
I did this design myself with the graphics outsourced to Amanda of Amanda Fuller Designs. Good luck with your blog.
I’m not big, and not small. I’m not young, or old. Definitely not tall but certainly not short. Hairy – not me ( thanks laser hair removal). What I am is pale, very pale, so pale my father (who finds himself a comedian) used to ask where my white socks ended and my legs began.
This year I have my best body. Over winter I have been eating really well, choosing my food based on my needs. I have been exercising. I have lost a lot of weight. I feel great. I am enjoying trying on clothes in different shops -shops that were hit and miss before.
The thing is that I did this for me, not because of some ad or person telling me I needed to do it.
I did it my way, for my happiness and my health.
I should mention that I am not now, nor have I ever been beach ready,
I. Don’t. Do. The. Beach.
Is it the sand? SO many people hate the sand.
I’m glad. That’s the only reason to do anything to/for your body. Enjoy your summer.
My body isn’t beach ready…
*puts on sunscreen, bikini, beach dress and great big floppy hat*
…now it is 🙂
HA! Love this Cal.
I am a firm believer that women especially will never be 100% happy with the way they look, there will always be something. Too wobbly here, too saggy there, too hug here, not big enough there, wrinkles from frowning, wrinkles from smiling…and just when you get happy with one thing you have a new spotlight on another part. We are a marketers dream when it comes to money we spend on our appearance.
And I will admit I am completely guilty of this.
I’m sure you’re right. But I think that’s a symptom not something we are born with. We are taught to be so critical of ourselves by the women before us who were taught the same thing by the ones before. It’s bullshit. And something we are all guilty of.
Hahaha joins in wildly signalling to my thrusting pelvis!!!
P.S. I effing love those sunnies, where did you get them. I need some replacements for my busted old ones!
These are Dani’s, sorry hun I have no idea.
HAHA. Love. Welcome to the thrusting party. 😉
Indeed my summer body is the same as my winter body. And my spring body and autumn body.
I did go out and buy a pair of swim shorts from a plus size chain store, only to find they don’t do bikini tops. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve even had swimwear that fit me but I intend to do some swimming this summer. So I asked them why they would sell swim bottoms that come all the way up to under the bust but then there is no bikini top. You will be surprised by the answer, I know I was, ‘Oh that’s just to secretly hold the stomach in when you wear a tankini top’. I have to tell you my next several sentences were very sarcastic, very. Eventually I asked them to tell the manager that if they did have bikini tops I would have bought one but since they didn’t I was going elsewhere. I am a strong believer that if you don’t provide feedback, then you will never get what you want.
I know where to get a bikini top and I am going to enjoy a splash around this summer.
YES. That’s ridiculous. Pop over to a couple of the sponsors of the blog at the moment they have bikini tops in plus sizes. Thank goodness. After wearing a crop top in the pool most of the weekend I’m seriously tempted to get one myself. And I’m not usually that fussed about what I wear at the beach.
The bigger splash you make in the pool – the more precious people you can annoy too 🙂
Haha. Yes indeedie!
Yep, all ready for winter.
Haha. Great news!
How to get a bikini body?
Get body. Add bikini.
Wax and moisturise. That’s it.
(which reminds me, I must make an appointment…)
lol at the rest. Good luck with that appointment. 😉
This body doesn’t do beach.
Unless it is in the distance from the airconditioned bar.
Haha. Fair enough!
I’m with you 110%, my body is summer ready. Because it’s my body!!!!! Hate all the pressure surrounding losing weight just for summer. So incredibly stupid.
Just curious, I’ve been coming to the blog a lot lately to read this kinds of posts, and your FB will have an image for the link, but when I come online (usually on my iPhone or iPad, I can’t remember the last time I online browsed with my mac book) to the site there are no images. Is this something wrong with my phone browser? Or is it that the image actually isn’t there? Figured if it’s my issue I should probably fix it, because who knows what awesomeness I am missing out on.
Keep up the awesome motivational work xx
Agreed. All of that is bull and needs to be ignored at all costs.
It’s because I use them as post images in my theme, they don’t show up in the mobile version. Just the first one though. The rest will be there. Well, you know, unless there’s only one. You can view the full site with all the images on your phone if you scroll to the bottom and click on view full site.
The best Instagram I’ve ever seen was from a plus sized UK blogger she said “tips on getting a beach body…put on a swimsuit and go to the beach”. Amen to that!
Amen to that indeed.