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Dreading bathing suit weather? SP article to help

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It amazes me when average sized people said they won't be seen in a bathing suit. I had to give that up years ago if I wanted to do my exercising in the pool.

This SP article does help. I noted the last tip--about pretty toenails and accessories.


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MARITIMER3 6/18/2013 7:07PM

    I try to make it more about having fun and getting exercise than about how I look.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/18/2013 5:33PM

    I used to feel uncomfortable in a bathing suit, even when I was young and slender. Now I concentrate on having fun while looking the best I can. I really don't think people look as much as it seems because they are too busy having fun, also.

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MANDYLOVE_76 6/18/2013 11:33AM

    I might not look the best but I've seen worse. I wear a bathing suit.

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WHYNOTJ1 6/18/2013 10:36AM

    I avoided the pool for decades because of not wanting to wear a suit. I have bad ankles and knees and eventually exhausted my land exercise options, so I had to finally give in. Guess what, nobody cared! It took a while to get over being self-conscious, but I wish I'd tried water exercise years sooner--it saved my life!

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LINDA! 6/17/2013 8:59PM

    At one time I would NOT put on a swimsuit unless I was on vacation where no one would see me, that would recognize me. We moved to Florida 3.5 years ago. I no longer feel uncomfortable and I am in the pool several times a week. I am 58 and have accepted my body the way it is.

Thanks for the link to the article.

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NANCYPAT1 6/17/2013 12:03PM

    I wear what I can afford and look for things that work in the water - I bought a beautiful suit last summer but the skirt gets in the way of my exercise so I only wear it when my other suit is still wet. Most of the time the OTHER suit (one bought about 10 years ago at Walmart on sale for $5.00) dries overnight so I wear IT by chance although it is starting to get a little worn out in places and sort of resembles Saggy Baggy the elephant when it is on.

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SUSIEPH1 6/17/2013 7:31AM

    Hi Chris .. great article.
I used to go swimming every morning at 6 am .
I was a size 24. At first I was very self conscious, but after a while it didn't matter .. There were Men and Woman there even heavier than me!.
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FLAMENM 6/16/2013 11:41PM

    I go for comfort. As a former competitive swimmer, a swimsuit was always more like a uniform than some sexy piece of clothing. As long as bits stay covered and where they belong, I just want to SWIM.

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MEDDYPEDDY 6/16/2013 11:31PM

    For more years than I remember I only go to the water to exercise/swim - it was a body issue at start and now I have forgot that you can play in the water as well...

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WALLAHALLA 6/16/2013 10:26PM

    I'm too busy having fun in the pool to worry about what others might think.

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ELSCO55 6/16/2013 10:06PM

    thanks for the link

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KATHARINE1948 6/16/2013 9:41PM


we go to the gym to work out . not to parade ourselves .

shame on any one who judges another . I wear a 2 piece. one is a cover top . and the other is boxer swim suit.. i want to look my best. and I do .

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/16/2013 9:12PM

    More than 60% of Americans are overweight and more than 30% are obese. People who are a 'normal' weight are in the minority. Those who judge others are probably also judging themselves harshly and hate what they see. It's far better to have fun and enjoy the water, sun, and friendship than to waste time and effort judging others or caring what others think. Everyone has the right to enjoy some fun!

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ALIHIKES 6/16/2013 8:59PM

    Thanks for the link to the article! it used to upset me when I was a kid, and my mom would not go swimming with us because she didn't like how she looked in a swimsuit. I swore I would never let a negative body image hold me back from exercising or having fun! Sometime it's a struggle -- but it is worth it to just go out there and do it!

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IAMWINNING 6/16/2013 8:49PM

    I know I'm fat, I have the stuff hanging all over my body and it won't go away without a fight. OK, I've learned to live with it (not hide myself under tents); so if 'you' don't like the way I look.....DON'T LOOK!!

Mind you, I'm working on reducing the fat, but I'm not going to hide until it's gone. Thanks so much for posting the link, Chris. Love you even more for doing it than I did before. emoticon

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    I don't care what people think I am working out in the pool for my health not for looks. After all you are doing this for your self to get healthier.

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MILLYMOUSE1 6/16/2013 8:28PM

    I go for black it is a little more slimming. All that garbage of not being seen in a bathing suit because, excuse, excuse Teenager things I go for comfort these days and I don't care what others think. There is always some one worse than us.
Love the sound of pretty toenails, make yourself feel good

Have a great week

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