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3 Tips to Feel Body Brave in the Sunshine
by Harriet Frew on July 11th, 2018

​It’s sunny! It’s hot! Body anxiety is riding high.

I’ve always wanted to wear denim shorts; the teeny-tiny shorts that show off long and shapely legs on other girls. They are not for me though. Mother-nature blessed me with thighs for striding up hills and jumping up walls. Not for looking sleek and gazelle-like in denim hotpants!

And after 3 kids, a bikini is off limits too. With my clothes on, you’d never know, thank goodness. But, my stomach has taken quite an elasticity battering since the offsprings’ arrival. Although I’ve never had or wanted a six-pack stomach, it is now a physical impossibility! The grief is real.

This isn’t a body bashing session. Actually, I like my body overall. There are bits that are pretty okay. My arms aren’t bad; there’s always my big, curly hair and with the right clothes, I have curves in the right places. I also hugely value my health and body strength. Long I hope, it will continue.

If you’ve having a bad body day, here are 3 tips to feel BODY BRAVE in the sun: -

1. Dress for your shape

Know what suits you and enhance your best bits. I can’t wear a bikini but I can choose a flattering swimsuit and sarong. Pencil skirts don’t enhance my shape, but A-line ones do. Don’t berate yourself with comparisons. Instead, celebrate the body you do have.


2. Wear colour

Choosing colours that suit you can take years off your face and lift your mood. Don’t get stuck with black or dark colours. Be bold, daring and experiment with different shades.


3. Make it fun!

What’s your thing? Do you wear jewellery or get your nails done? Do you celebrate your hair or wear make-up? Do you have a funky style that is unique? Find something that works for you and makes you feel good. Don’t get tied up in the size of your thighs or the things you feel you don’t have.

Be body brave! Get out there, and please do share any tips below about increasing body confidence. Thank you !



Posted in Bikini body, Body image, Self-esteem, self-help    Tagged with body image, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, body confidence, body positivity, body love, tips to love your body, Eating Disorder, emotional eating


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