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No More Summertime Sadness

Thanks Jessica for your guest post today.

Moms everywhere are looking to feel more confident. There are some tips you can use to look and feel your best while being fit and healthy. Don’t let summer intimidate you into passing up that perfect bathing suit! Follow these tips to live a healthy, active, and confident life. You can look your best while enjoying motherhood.

Find a Fitness Class that Works

One of the biggest reasons why women have a hard time keeping up with their workouts is because it is time consuming and difficult to fit into a packed schedule. Do some research and look for a fitness class that will work for you. It needs to feasibly fit into your schedule. Many gyms and fitness centers are now offering extended hours, some are even open 24 hours a day. Make whatever arrangements necessary to allow you to get away and exercise. You deserve it! It is also important to make sure you actually enjoy the class being offered. If it isn’t fun or enjoyable, you will probably not make it a priority. Zumba, cardio kickboxing, yoga, and other classes are very popular.

Your workout clothes are more than fashion statements. The right workout clothes can make your workout far more comfortable. Look for material that is breathable. Moisture wicking fabrics also make a huge difference. These will keep you dry, cool, and comfortable even during grueling workouts.

Summer Fun

Summer means spending time outdoors at the beach or pool. Children love their time in the water. Look into family swim programs in your community. Many local schools or even colleges will have a time dedicated to families or free swims. You can enjoy the pool with your family in an active, safe, and fun environment. This is a great alternative if you are too far away from a beach.

Other water activities like kayaking or paddle boarding can also be fun for older children. Like swimming, these are also very active ways to have fun. It is healthy for the whole family. Your family can be outside, exercising, and bonding together.

If you are going to be at the pool or beach, you are going to need a good bathing suit. This can be stressful for many women. However, there are many options for women looking for something stylish and practical. Consider one piece options, they will stay in place better and you may feel more confident in them. Digital printed bathing suits are a new trend for this summer, and they look great as a one piece. There are also some very stylish cover-ups. Cover-ups are becoming very popular, with many options and styles available. Depending on the plans for the rest of your day, you may also want to consider some cute board shorts. These go on over a one piece or they replace the bottom of a bikini. Many of them are dressy-casual enough for you to take a break from the sun in a shopping mall or restaurant. Board shorts also look great with retro bathing suit tops, which is another trend this summer.

Bathing Suit Confidence Tips

Working out regularly will help you maintain your figure and lose weight. However, shopping for a swimsuit can still be stressful. Bring along a supportive friend. Friends or family members can help give you a second opinion. Try on a variety of styles that you feel comfortable with. Also, do not pay attention to the sizes. Sizing changes for bathing suits and may not be the same as your dress size.

Enjoy this summer! Work an exercise program into your routine that you actually look forward to. Enjoy the activities summer has to offer, such as swimming and outdoor water activities.Finally, find a bathing suit you feel good about. This summer will be fun for you and your whole family!

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