Warm weather is quickly approaching, and you might be feeling a bit rundown from the dark winter months and gray weather. Now is the best time to revitalize yourself and love your body so you can have lots of fun in the sun this summer! Here are five great ways to love your body and enjoy the sunshine at the same time!
- Renew Your Wardrobe
A complete closet rejuvenation isn’t necessary. Who has the budget for that anyway? But do keep in mind that adding a couple of new pieces into your closet can help to freshen your look and brighten your image. A few pops of color such as brightly printed tights or a sunhat might be just what you need to get your summer fun on!
- Do A Cleanse
There are lots of juice cleanses out there – everything from raw veggie diets to cookie-based regimens that can add tons of essential nutrients back into your body after eating lots of rich foods over the winter holidays. Choose the cleanse that sounds right for you, and remember not to go overboard—if you feel sick, stop and consult your doctor. If you need a little moral support, enhance the experience by doing the cleanse with a friend! Watch your skin glow and feel your body revitalized by your cleanse of choice.
- Get Moving
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, especially when you have the beautiful summer weather at your disposal! Start the season with a new yoga class, or take your dog for a walk through a local park when the sun is out and you can catch a tan at the same time! There are tons of beginner classes teaching everything from yoga and spin cycling to kayaking and Pilates. If turning yourself into a human pretzel in front of 20 strangers doesn’t appeal to you, the Internet can be a great tool for learning basic yoga or dance moves before attending a class in-studio.
- Treat Yourself—And Your BFF!
When you have perfect weather and a great friend by your side, why not take advantage of it? Take a day to yourselves, dress fancy (if you want to, that is), pack a picnic lunch and hang out in the warm grass. Soak up the sun while enjoying a smoothie with your bestie. Eat some delicious homemade goodies and make a shared list of fun things you and your best friend want to do during the warm months. Consider this a day when you can do whatever you want, as long as it’s good for your body and soul.
And, most importantly –
- Focus On What Makes You Feel Good
It’s easy to feel a little bit down when summer comes around and you feel like the world expects you to conform to certain beauty standards or to wear trendy (read – revealing) clothes that don’t flatter your shape. But remember – the best way to love your body is to do what feels right for YOU! Whether it’s a sundress, short shorts, or your comfiest worn-in T-shirt, the best summertime outfit is what makes you as an individual look and feel your best.
These 5 tips can improve your summertime attitudes and fashions. Hope your warm months are filled with adventure and lots of body-love!