March hits and all of a sudden, the titles “Spring Break Body” and “Beach Bod” pop up on every platform possible.
Most people hit the gym, try a new diet or two, and obsess over every aspect of their body to obtain the “perfect” body to show off for a week. I have good news for you! Here is how you can achieve the perfect spring break body last minute:
Step 1: Love yourself and love your body. That’s it. Simple as that.
There is no such thing as a “perfect spring break body,” only our warped sense of beauty standards that our society places on us.
It should be no surprise that we all come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and with different accent marks. Every curve, every freckle, every scar, every stretch mark is beautiful and makes you you.
Spring Break is supposed to be about taking time off from school to refresh your mind, body and spirit. This “I’ve got to lose weight before Spring Break” mentality can be very dangerous. It wreaks havoc on the body and on the mind.
While it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a crash course diet or workout is going to disrupt your daily life, not make it better.
Instead of starving yourself in order to fit society’s Barbie-like mold, try embracing and loving your body for what it is. It’s a part of you, so you might as well accept it. If there’s something you don’t like about it, then you can hit the gym and try to change it, but since Spring Break has already arrived, don’t stress about that extra cushion you’ve got.
Insecurity makes you paranoid. Truthfully, no one is looking at you and making judgements. If you think some guy or girl on the beach is criticizing your body, then he or she is obviously insecure and disrespectful and not worth a second of your time.
No matter what you look like in a swimsuit, it does not determine your worth as a human being.
Everyone deserves a break from this crazy semester of keeping up with college life. Go out and enjoy your spring break. You only get one body and one life, and you need to love them both unconditionally.
“Life is too short to spend another day at war with yourself.”