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No One Cares As Much About Your Body As You Think They Do…

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I promise, no one’s looking. Seriously. And if they are, they don’t care nearly as much as you think they do.

When we’re obsessed about a certain body part on our own bodies, we often notice it more in other people. Like, too MUCH. We can’t help it. The problem is, we assume the world sees the same things we do with the same scrutiny we do: if we notice a certain “flaw” all the time, we assume that everyone else does as well.

For example, if you’re self-conscious about your cellulite, you might notice the hammies of every woman who passes your way, and make judgement calls based on how you compare (“Hers is really bad”, “Mine is worse than hers”, “She has nothing there! Lucky”). You may have a negative reaction to people with similar cellulite wearing clothing you’ve decided you “can’t wear”. You may assume that every person you pass is secretly checking out your cellulite and sizing themselves up the same way, judging your worth based on how much you have back there.

Same goes for people with or formerly with acne (you might notice people’s skin more), hairy bits (you may notice every unshaven woman), body fat issues and more. Even women who no longer identify as overweight might be extra aware of the weight of those around them. Whatever the insecurity, you may find yourself more attentive to it and more critical of it in yourself and in others.

We tend to believe people see the world as we do, but the truth is they don’t. After a day of wearing short shorts in a busy city, not a single person will remember your legs. At the beach, the only people who might be distracted by your body are the ones who are sizing up their own (not about you). In reality, people don’t care what you look like as much as you do. But being terrified to live your life the way you want to, or constantly living in fear of judgement, will affect your life in ways you can’t imagine.

While it’s almost impossible to STOP feeling or thinking this way, you can acknowledge it and become more aware that it’s not actual truth. This can help lessen the power it has over you, making it easier to live your life without some unnecessary stress.

If you find yourself constantly worried about what people will think of your body, remind yourself that most people don’t care, and the ones that do are doing the SAME thing you are: making a mountain out of a mole (literally).

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Week 9

Oh man, guys! So, the moves in this six-minute boot camp video are pretty basic, but since there’s really no rest involved, your muscles are going to be BURNING with a capital B. Like, I’m actually wondering how the girl in the video did the entire workout without ever breaking form or making a weird face. How did she do it?! HOW?!

Your goal is to complete the workout in it’s entirety. You are not allowed to break form, but you can make weird faces if you want. In fact, I’m sure that you will once you start to feel the burn! Try to repeat this one 2 or 3 times, with about 1 or 2 minutes rest in between each circuit.

Don’t forget! After this week, you’ve got just two more weeks left. So, make sure you are staying on track with your workout regimen and keeping up with your diet. Because before you know it, the beach will be calling your name. And if you want that bangin’ bikini body, you gotta work for it!

(Source: fitsugar.com)

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Week 1

OK, here we go! Today kicks off the official start of my 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge! The first workout on our schedule is this butt-kicking, 10 minute Boot Camp video by Hollywood Trainer Jeanette Jenkins for Fit Sugar

I just finished up with this workout and oh, baby… it was a good one! Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s only 10 minutes because trust me, you’re heart rate is going to shoot up within the first minute or so and your muscles will be burning all the way through!

My favorite move from this workout was the “Back Row Fly with a Booty Tap.” I mean, aside from the fact that it just sounds super awesome, it’s pretty fun to do and you can feel every muscle you’re working while you’re at it. (Upper back, legs, and butt!)

I have to be honest with you guys though, 10 minutes a day isn’t likely going to be enough if you want to look really bangin’ in your bikini, which is why I would recommend either of the following:

- Repeat the workout in this video 3 times for a killer 30 minute plyometric, total-body strength workout!

or

- Complete the workout in this video before or after a light 30 to 45 minute cardio session. (Ex: I did a 1-hour yoga class this morning. However, a walk outside with your dog or a light jog on the treadmill would be great too!)

Now it’s your turn! If you haven’t gotten your Bikini Boot Camp workout on yet today, well, what are you waiting for?! Get to it!

And if you’ve already given our first week’s workout a try, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! How do you feel?

11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge!
Alright, so here’s the deal. Summer will soon be upon us. Actually, the weather across most of the U.S. is probably telling most of you that it’s already here. But the truth is, it’s only March, which means you still have time to get into beach-ready shape and sculpt your best bikini body! And, you can do it with me! ;)
Fit Sugar recently shared this epic list of 11 boot camp style workouts, all aimed at helping you get ready for bikini season. My goal is to try them all, and I want you to do it with me! Starting today, every Saturday up until June 2nd (11 Saturdays from now) I’ll be completing a new Bikini Boot Camp Workout from the list and posting it here to help remind you to get your bikini bottom in tip top shape! (P.S. Fellas, I know you’re probably not planning to throw on a bikini before you head to the beach, but you can totally join in on this challenge if you want a “beachin’ body!”)
Of course, just one workout a week won’t yield the kind of results we’re looking for here, so remember to use this as an extra supplement to your normal weekly workout routine, which should also include a clean, healthy diet! Deal? Deal!
OK, now mark your calendars… Here’s the schedule!
11- Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge:
Saturday, March 24: 10-minute Boot Camp Workout by Jeanette Jenkins
Saturday, March 30: Bikini Body Strength Training from Tone it Up
Saturday, April 7: Circuit Workout by Celeb Trainer Jason Walsh
Saturday, April 14: Total-body Toning Circuit by FitFabCities.com
Saturday, April 21: Heidi Klum’s Boot Camp Circuit Workout
Saturday, April 28: Fit Sugar’s Full-body Circuit Workout
Saturday, May 5: Stacy Berman’s Beach Boot Camp
Saturday, May 12: Warrior Fitness Boot Camp’s Total-body Strength Circuit
Saturday, May 19: 6-minute Boot Camp by Fit Sugar Editor Susi May
Saturday, May 26: Circuit Workout by Celeb Trainer Valerie Waters
Saturday, June 2: Fit Sugar’s Legs, Abs, and Arms Full-body Circuit Workout
There ya go! Who else is as pumped for these workouts as I am?!
Reblog or comment on this post if you plan to join in on this 11-week challenge with me! Every Saturday I’ll be blogging about each workout after I complete it, so make sure you come back to find out what I thought and let me know how you liked it! 
Raise your hand if you’re ready to get your Best Beach-Ready Bikini Body now! (I’m raising mine, you just can’t see.) OK, let’s go!!!!

11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge!

Alright, so here’s the deal. Summer will soon be upon us. Actually, the weather across most of the U.S. is probably telling most of you that it’s already here. But the truth is, it’s only March, which means you still have time to get into beach-ready shape and sculpt your best bikini body! And, you can do it with me! ;)

Fit Sugar recently shared this epic list of 11 boot camp style workouts, all aimed at helping you get ready for bikini season. My goal is to try them all, and I want you to do it with me! Starting today, every Saturday up until June 2nd (11 Saturdays from now) I’ll be completing a new Bikini Boot Camp Workout from the list and posting it here to help remind you to get your bikini bottom in tip top shape! (P.S. Fellas, I know you’re probably not planning to throw on a bikini before you head to the beach, but you can totally join in on this challenge if you want a “beachin’ body!”)

Of course, just one workout a week won’t yield the kind of results we’re looking for here, so remember to use this as an extra supplement to your normal weekly workout routine, which should also include a clean, healthy diet! Deal? Deal!

OK, now mark your calendars… Here’s the schedule!

11- Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge:

Saturday, March 24: 10-minute Boot Camp Workout by Jeanette Jenkins

Saturday, March 30: Bikini Body Strength Training from Tone it Up

Saturday, April 7: Circuit Workout by Celeb Trainer Jason Walsh

Saturday, April 14: Total-body Toning Circuit by FitFabCities.com

Saturday, April 21: Heidi Klum’s Boot Camp Circuit Workout

Saturday, April 28: Fit Sugar’s Full-body Circuit Workout

Saturday, May 5: Stacy Berman’s Beach Boot Camp

Saturday, May 12: Warrior Fitness Boot Camp’s Total-body Strength Circuit

Saturday, May 19: 6-minute Boot Camp by Fit Sugar Editor Susi May

Saturday, May 26: Circuit Workout by Celeb Trainer Valerie Waters

Saturday, June 2: Fit Sugar’s Legs, Abs, and Arms Full-body Circuit Workout

There ya go! Who else is as pumped for these workouts as I am?!

Reblog or comment on this post if you plan to join in on this 11-week challenge with me! Every Saturday I’ll be blogging about each workout after I complete it, so make sure you come back to find out what I thought and let me know how you liked it!

Raise your hand if you’re ready to get your Best Beach-Ready Bikini Body now! (I’m raising mine, you just can’t see.) OK, let’s go!!!!

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