Swim Dress Ready…


I got an email today…from a health and fitness magazine…touting that I could be bikini ready in…four weeks…I deleted it…

Now…I hate to sound negative…but…come on…I’ve never been bikini ready…not even when I had the body for it…actually…way back in the day…Mama wouldn’t even let me have a two-piece…much less a bikini…I think I got my first two-piece…maybe my senior year in high school…and trust me…it wasn’t skimpy…and…I could count the number I’ve had since then…on my fingers…probably on one hand…

So…it got me to wondering…if I were young…and…thin…today…would I still be too self-conscious to wear a bikini…probably…but…I’ve digressed from what was originally on my mind…

The article…

I have to wonder…how could anyone who was actually…overweight…and…out of shape…be bikini ready in four weeks…I mean…think about it…on a reasonable diet…I could expect to lose a maximum of 10 pounds…in a month…and…with a really dedicated workout schedule…I could tone some…but…not from flab to washboard abs…

So…I’m thinking…this program…is a lot like that book that I bought last summer…that claimed…you could look thinner without losing weight…all you had to do was wear…a full spanx body armor…not sure how that would look in a bathing suit…oh…but…wait…if you were more than 10 pounds overweight…you’d better diet…

So…maybe the article should have read…if you are within three pounds of your goal weight…and…reasonably in shape…and…have a great self-image…you can be bikini ready in four weeks…for the rest of you…better luck next year…and…here’s a link…for swim dresses…

Which then reminds me of the best title…other than…Bertha-Size Your Life!…that I ever saw…I Know why the Manatee Swims Naked (I’ve Shopped for Bathing Suits, Too)…it just kinda sums it all up…doesn’t it…

Jane

4 thoughts on “Swim Dress Ready…

  1. I have long since given up on the notion that I’ll ever be in bikini shape in four months little alone four weeks. I think they send us those ads so we buy more potato chips.

  2. It’s easier to float when you have some padding. I’ll be getting out my swim dress, too! I believe that to be bikini ready in 4 weeks requires one to give up self-examination in a full-length mirror.

    • Peggy…I’m so glad to know that I will float well…LOL! I hadn’t even thought about needing a suit but I’m going to the beach with my daughters in a few weeks…so…I need a new one…yikes! And…even in a swim dress…I won’t be spending time looking in the mirror!

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