Summer Body Stress

Since March it seems like everywhere I looked there was a ton of posts referencing Summer Bodies.  This often posted phenomenon makes sure that immediately following the failure of your New Year’s Resolution of healthy living,  you can start feeling the pressure of having a Summer Body. 

The focus in March is Summer Bodies are made in Winter! 

April switches to It’s Looking Better Outside So Should You! 

May it changes from kind reminders of this looming obligation to threats Don’t Miss Out It’s Your Last Chance To Have a Summer Body! 

By June you have just seconds to claim this elusive body and there’s no slogan, no pitch because there’s no need to because everyone knows you lost and so do you. 

Cue July and it’s all jokes: My Summer Body Has Been Cancelled. 

This is all so destructive. The pressure to achieve and maintain these heavily photoshopped images in real life is overwhelming. Let me share some truths:

  • Healthy Bodies are made year round! 
  • To have a Summer Body you need ONLY to have a body in Summer!
  • Anytime of year is the right time to take a pause, evaluate where you are, and choose to make healthy living a part of your life. 

Losing weight is hard enough without stress, and social expectations, coupled with shame, guilt or fear! Love yourself and show that love in the way you care for yourself and you can let that heathy body shine all year long. 

Enjoy Summer in the body you have! 

Author: Regina Bartlett

Regina Bartlett is a blogger and speaker from the gorgeous Rhode Island coastline where she spends her days with her amazing husband Jeff and their combined family of six adult children and two very tiny adorable chihuahuas. She’s active in her church, sings on the praise team, and is amazed every single day at how God has totally changed her life. Formerly 425 lbs she’s battled her weight for 30 years until RNY Gastric Bypass surgery in December 2014 where she lost 250 lbs and gained a new lease on life. She wants to share with anyone who thinks that they MIGHT be interested in surgery and knowing the real truth behind the surgery since there are a lot of misconceptions and fears. Deciding that she needed a challenge to continue with her weight maintenance she decided to embark on running the NYC Marathon in 2016 on Fred’s Team for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Like so many people, her life has been touched by people affected by cancer. Discovering that her friend of over 25 years was diagnosed with breast cancer she had even more inspiration to run. On November 6, 2016, she completed the grueling 26.2 miles through all five boroughs of New York City and realized her 20 year dream of completing the largest marathon in the world. This blog will travel with Regina as she laces up her shoes and continues to challenge herself while sharing stories of her life and the people who have been an influence on her over the years. You’ll find stories, recipes, crafts, photographs of the wonder that is Little Rhody and countless photos of her tiny pups Sid Vicious and Taxi Fitzgerald. TL;DR: Wife, mother, writer, avid crafter, lover of Jesus and tiny dogs everywhere with a story to tell. FOR BOOKING INFORMATION please use the contact form below or email Thank you!

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