It's swimsuit prep season. If you aren't hitting the gym hard, you're not going to be ready for summer!
Did you hear me? YOU WON'T BE READY! You'll look less-than-perfect in a swimsuit! LESS THAN PERFECT! IN A SWIMSUIT!
What greater embarrassment could there be??
Well, my name is Bonnie. My body has grown four human beings, I have stretch marks that could double as a topographical map of the Grand Canyon, and I currently wear a size 12.
I have a summer body.
Yep, you heard me. A summer body. A swimsuit-worthy, frolic-in-the-pool body. Would the internet agree? Of course not, but here's the thing:
I DON'T CARE.
In my day, I've seen too many beautiful women of all shapes and sizes sitting poolside in a full length cover-up because they think they are "too fat" to be seen in a swimsuit. As if the only woman worthy of a swimsuit is one who could grace the cover of Sports Illustrated in her spare time. As if a lack of bodily perfection cancels out the right to have fun.
That. Is. Madness!
Ladies, you already have a summer body. You already are swimsuit ready. Because putting on a swimsuit is not some kind of test where the only passing grade is between size 0 and 2. It's wearing a swimsuit. That's it. That's all. And if anyone tries to make you feel bad about that (yourself included) they are wrong. You hear me? WRONG.
A swimsuit is not a medal that you only get to wear once you've dedicated the proper amount of time to burpees and weight training. It's not a Certificate of Achievement you are granted once you've achieved the modern ideal for fitness. It's clothing to wear in the pool. The end.
You are more than numbers on a scale. You are more than inches around a waist. You are more than the sum of your workouts and you are more than a reflection in a mirror.
You already have a summer body.
So get up and make a splash!