How to Overcome Swimsuit Anxiety This Summer

There I was checking and double checking my swimsuit.  Everything was tucked into the right places and all clips were correctly hooked as I removed my cover-up. I  was on the edge of the pool.  I did it I was in my swimsuit at the pool.  How do you overcome swimsuit anxiety this summer?

Find A Swimsuit You Love

I had spent hours upon hours, rifling the racks at every retail store hoping to find something that covered and contoured to give the best lift and shape for my post-baby body.

Some of you may avoid pools and swimsuits altogether because you don’t like how you look in them.

Find a suit that makes you feel confident.  Try on several different styles.  It’s hard to tell on the rack so put it on your body.

Take a long a trusted friend who will give you their honest opinion.  We don’t always see things as they are when it comes to our body.  A 2nd opinion is always a good idea.

Darker colored swimsuits like navy and black tend to better hide problem areas you don’t want to draw attention to as well.

Don’t be afraid of shopping online some of my favorite swimsuits have come from Amazon and bonus you get to try them in the privacy of your own home.  If you buy “prime”, they offer free returns as well.  I have linked some of my favorites below.

Remember, to read the reviews online.  Real women will tell you what size you bought.  Most of the swimsuits I have bought have been a bigger size than what I wear in pants and shirts.  I would rather have a well fitting suit than a smaller size. I have linked some of my favorites below.

 


Remember, You Don’t Want to Miss Out

Put on that swimsuit and get out there!  The people that you care most about think you are beautiful and want you to!

It might not be comfortable but if we want our kids to be brave, we need to be brave.  You are beautiful.  There is nothing to be ashamed of.  We are often far harder on ourselves than anyone else.  I venture to guess there is not a woman alive that loves every last inch of her body.  I always remind myself, I would rather put on a swimsuit than fear missing out on making memories with my family and friends.

Everyone Is More Worried About Themselves

No one is looking at you like you looked at yourselves in that full-length mirror analyzing every stretch mark and cellulite pockmark.  They are all too worried about what they look like in a mom swimsuit and making their own mad dash to the deep end.

The More Your Do it The Easier It Gets

The first time I put on my swimsuit every season, I get the heebeejeebees but then it gets easier as the summer goes on.  Just put on your swimsuit and get out there.

 

One Last thing…Get Your Hair Wet!

You only live once. Since you did it and got your swimsuit on, don’t forget to get your hair wet too.  Your kids are only little so long.  Someday you will be sitting on the pool’s edge in that darling straw hat.  For now get in and have fun.  Your family does not care if you look like a drowned rat, they just care that you are getting in there and making memories.

Remember, who are you most concerned about…

Who are you trying to please the random person you don’t know or your kids?  We all fight the temptation, but in 20 years they will remember you got your hair wet and the gal down the pool won’t remember tomorrow.  Be the mom that wears their mom swimsuit, gets out there and has some fun.  We only have so many summers with our kids, I want to make the most of it!

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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