As this time edges near I think of last yrs sentiment: 2 steps 2a BATHINGSUIT BEACH BODY. #1 Put on suit #2 Go 2beach #stopthemadness
— carla birnberg (@carla_birnberg) March 2, 2014
Ive thought about the above since I tweeted it close to three weeks ago.
Ive skimmed magazines, read twitter, checked out Instagram, hung on facebook, and eavesdropped on conversations.
Swimsuit craziness abounds.
Even here in the Bay Area where I’d erroneously assumed we were…beyond that.
To my chagrin I was wrong.
I’m also brazen enough to admit I’m disappointed in some members of our Tribe.
I see bloggers and writers I admire preying on women’s insecurities over not being enough.
I see social media friends blog-posting, tweeting, and sharing articles titled: SWIMSUIT SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!! WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR GETTING IN THAT SUIT?!
Even though I did NOT coin the phrase contained in the tweet I think of it every time.
How do we get a beach body? We put on a swim suit and head to the beach.
(this captures step two. step one was performed wriggling in car.)
Life is short.
We are all fine, and enough, and swimsuit-READY right in this very moment.
They’d have simply enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the feeling of sand between the toes.
These are the steps to a bathing suit bod I want for my Tornado of a girl.
- Put on swimsuit.
- Hit the beach.
At eight it’s all she knows.
I pray at 18 she still feels the same.
- Are you frustrated with the constant barrage of bathing suit body tips?
- Do you wonder–or am I a curmudgeon?–if bloggers pen these posts for SEO traffic *only* or if they really believe?