I think we’ve all seen the meme about how to get a bikini body.Put a bikini on it… and voila you’ve got a bikini body. I’m contesting that as utter BS.If you’ve ever felt less than confident leading up to a holiday, or ever-so-slightly freaked out at the thought of the sun coming out, you’ll feel this.Bikini confidence is something that, **poof** you’re magically expected to have after seeing some meme. As if reading the words “just put a bikini on it” could transform you into feeling comfortable, sexy and attractive in your bikini.Whether you have a lean body, one with small boobs, one with more curves or one with stretch marks there are a multitude of potential reasons you may not feel bikini confidence.There is however a process that you can follow to gain your bikini confidence.I’ll be walking you through that right here so stay tuned.
What is Bikini Confidence and Where to Start?
I always like to start, with all of my coaching clients, with the end in mind.Because I 100% believe that if you don’t know where you’re going the attempts in reaching that destination will be foiled.So before we get into what you can do about increasing your bikini confidence to strut out on that beach, and be a great role model, we need to define exactly what bikini confidence is.
There are so many reasons that bikini confidence is utterly shattered in so many women.I won’t begin to unpack that here (there’s another blog for that). I will however show you how to begin to change it.
Bikini Confidence is on a sliding scale
At one end you’ve got the person who covers his/herself up in the biggest, baggiest clothes in the slweltering heat of summer. So that she can not expose one more centimetre of skin that is necessary.
At the other end you’ve got the person who’s happy in herself on the beach (or wherever) in her bikini.She doesn’t cover her body with drapes, cover ups or arms as she moves and she can get up play, move and have fun without thinking “what is everyone thinking”.
And then all the way in between you have a variety of ways in which that can show up.A great friend and client of mine admitted that the summer after she’d had her third child she hadn’t played with her other two girls on the beach all summer.
She used the excuse that she had to care for the youngest when in fact she knew it was because she was ashamed of her body and the weight she’d gained over her pregnancy and after while breast feeding.She came to change and here’s the steps you can use to do the very same thing.
Your Steps to Unlocking your Bikini Confidence
Inspiration for ‘HOW’
Bikini Confidence is more than looking at a meme
You know that, you feel it, you understand that you can’t simply look at that meme and feel comfortable and confident in your bikini. That’s because of years of practice telling yourself that you’re not ‘enough’ or ‘deserving’ of wearing a bikini. Or perhaps you even fear being judged for not looking like the media representations of the female form.
Let me re-confirm as we finish that that norm is all about angles, photoshop and genetics.
But you can have bikini confidence, it’s your right and requirement to be confident. So that you can enjoy your summer and vacations as well as role model for your small people – kids, nieces, nephews.
You don’t have to be 100% ok in a bikini straight away – you’re on a sliding scale. SO make progress towards the confidence that you’d love to feel.
I have a 5 day video series that, if you’re resonated with this blog, will provide you will value. It will guide you through my process fo defining where you want to go, determining how you’re going to get there. Detecting obstacles and then deciding to do it. Hope to see you there!
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