Around this time of the year, when the weather is nicer and pant legs get shorter, people start thinking of the beach and their bodies. Here are some tips to help you be the best you as the temperature rises.
There’s no use comparing yourself to Instagram models! Most of those pictures are photo-shopped, set around fake props, or are based on angles and a hungry model. Please please PLEASE vow to love every inch of you. Start by looking in the mirror, smiling, and saying aloud “I love every inch of me”- even if at first it sounds like a lie
- Stop making yourself feel guilty about appreciating the finer things in life
Want a donut? Have one! Self control is important because too much of a good thing isn’t good at all. But what’s the point of life if you aren’t enjoying it?
- Make small habit changes
You’re a college student. You may not have time to go to the gym all the time. However, those three flight of stairs to your room can be included to your daily routine and TA-DA! You’ve just done cardio! You can also walk between campuses, especially when the weather is nice.
- Don’t diet
Diets are restricting and do not work long term. Instead of shocking your taste buds, start a little at a time. Start by having Meatless Mondays and incorporate more veggies in its place. Instead of Pepsi, go for water or seltzer water. Take a little less dressing for your salad at your next meal. Or even asking someone to show you how to use an unfamiliar machine at the gym. Each of these little changes can lead to long term success.
- Stay positive!
Instead of setting goals that are discouraging (like dropping 50 pounds in 2 weeks), try goals like enjoying the fit of your favorite pants or going through a whole day complimenting yourself every time you think of something negative.
“Yes. You are Beach Body Ready.”
It’s 2018 people! Our standards of beauty and “perfect beach bodies” should be based on how big we smile or how bold we want to look and feel. Be proud of yourself because there is literally NO ONE like YOU and you are MAGNIFICENT!!