What's the ideal body for summer? Short answer: there isn't one.
As spring quickly approaches, it seems as though people are eager to shed the extra pounds they've gained during the winter and begin setting their sights on swimsuit season and working towards their "beach body", where people will strive to get to their ideal body to look their best.
Since it's summer, you might start seeing posts or articles popping up that mention the steps to achieve your perfect summer body, what diets you should use, and how much you should tan. There are even tips on how to look less bloated on the beach, so your stomach looks as flat and acceptable as possible.
As publications push us to live out our Baywatch fantasies, there shouldn't be this much pressure in trying to have the "perfect body". But, unfortunately, these articles only add an extra level of self-consciousness that might not have been on everyone's radar. Is all this effort essential to look presentable in a bathing suit? Is my body good enough?
With that said, if you like the challenge and enjoy setting fitness goals for yourself, then reaching your "beach body" goal can be an excellent way to keep a fitness routine and stay motivated. But for everyone else who's looking for some fun in the sun, just know that you shouldn't feel intimidated or feel the pressure of needing to look a certain way.
While swimsuit season often means more skin and body exposure, there shouldn't be this expectation on what a "beach body" should really look like.
While on a beach or at a public pool, it's easy to fall down the rabbit hole by comparing your physical appearance to other people and pointing out the areas you believe are lacking.
"Why can't I be toned and tanned like that person?" You may ask yourself.
"Why can't I have a tight six-pack and bulging muscles?"
While some people work towards trimming belly fat and gaining tight abs for the hotter months of the year, we should also promote body comfortability, no matter what your body type is.
Be yourself, have fun in the sun, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen and just let loose. Summer is only three months, so take advantage of it by living your best self. Stop worrying about having the perfect summer body and letting the term "beach body" seem like something you must have. Every body is a summer body as there's no one way to look at the beach.
Do you ever find yourself focusing on things that are so useless and distract you from the things you need to get done?
Yeah, we all know what this feels like, but sometimes it’s hard to shut off that secondary voice in your head telling you to focus on that little thought. Unfortunately, we live in a world where most of us focus on stuff that isn’t important at all, but we expect to get things done. And then we realize that we’ve wasted valuable time that we can’t get back.
Life is as short as a breath, and it should be lived fully with every moment because each new day is a gift. The problem with most people is that we believe that the future holds all the things that we’ve ever dreamed of. We never think about the now and acknowledge that those dreams can be made a reality quickly if we just stopped giving so much attention to the bullshit.
It may seem like a hard thing to grasp, but it’s not. First, you need to stop focusing on insignificant things. Then, once you can get over that hill, you will be able to take control of your life and do the things you have wanted to do for years.
With just a few steps, you can get there:
Even if you think you can’t get out of the mindset of focusing on stuff that you can’t control, remind yourself you can do it and be proud of your progress every step of the way.
Let’s just say it outright, what Britney Spears has gone through in the last decade is something many should never have to endure.
Britney Spears’ ongoing battle for control of her life has moved from just being something that was talked about to the broader public’s attention. Let’s just say, we are saddened by this news and when we express that we mean, we are confused about what has happened to the universal human’s desire for freedom?
It seems as though, no matter how many headlines we see about it, her fight continues. So, here’s some background information for you.
Following her public breakdown in 2008, Spear’s was put into a conservatorship by her family, mainly ran by her father, Jamie Spears and another co-conservator power. Her father was granted the conservatorship by a Los Angeles court after Britney was struggling with mental health issues and was hospitalized. At that time, her father petitioned the courts for an emergency “temporary” conservatorship alluding to the fact that his daughter was temporary unable to take care of herself. But from there, her father was given legal rights to make decisions regarding Britney’s finances, health, business deals and even her personal life up until this point.
As of recently, Britney told the courts in a rare public testimony that she wants the conservatorship to end. Explaining that she has been traumatized by the people that have controlled her life for more than 13 years, Britney expressed in her hearing, “I’ve lied and told the whole world I'm ok, I'm happy, I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized," she said. "You know, fake it till you make it. But now I’m telling you the truth. Ok, I’m not happy. I can’t sleep."
This Mississippi girl needs her life back. Not only is she one of the most powerful pop divas of all time, but to think something was happening to her behind closed doors that was ran by her family is a true example about how money is the root of all evil. She has not had legal control of her life for 13 year’s, this is why we are all for the #FreeBritney movement.
What are your opinions on it? Do you think her conservatorship should be dismissed? Leave a comment below.