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Are You Trying to Get in Shape For Bikini Season?

It's official: Summer is here! The warmest season is most welcome; the longer days are perfect for working out outside and grilling healthy meals with friends and family. Summer also lends itself to weekends at the beach or pool and vacations to places with even more beautiful beaches and exceptional weather — all of which suggest skin-baring bathing suit attire.

Are your workouts these days motivated by the bikini-clad months ahead?

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kristints kristints 8 years
I have about 15 pounds to go, so I'm not looking to be in perfect shape for bathing suit season, hoping to be finished by my cousin's wedding in September.
Advah Advah 8 years
I'm trying to lose a few kilos, but mainly because I somehow put on weight a few months ago and only have one pair of jeans left I can button up (people at work are going to start noticing it!). Ugh.
HappyKate HappyKate 8 years
I have to pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) in December so I am starting to train now. A nice bikini body will hopefully be a nice side effect!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
There is no bikini season for my body...I'm in shape all the time. I just happen to like summer because I get to show off all the hard work I've put in over the winter!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I've been going out to the beach since the end of april. . . so I guess I'm ahead of the curve?
CYL CYL 8 years
I keep in shape year round. There really never is a time for me to work out extra hard or diet to look a certain way...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Nope. I'm fit and shapely all year round. It's a part of who I am. :) Incidentally, I don't wear a bikini in public. My husband is conservative, and does not like the male attention I draw. The couple times I wore something skimpy in public, I caused a couple near car accidents, as the male drivers were staring at me, and not the road. My husband found that hilarious. :)
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
I started to up my running routine a few months ago and as a result I'm in the best shape I've been in and 100% ready for bikini season. Although even during past summers where I haven't been in quite as good of shape as I am now I always love rocking a bikini. If you feel good about what you're wearing you'll look good too!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Already there :)
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Main reason: triathlon season. ... if it helps me look better in a bikini, bonus !
Ayu Ayu 8 years
I've been in pretty good shape up till now, haha. But now, during exams, I just eat (and overeat by a lot daily) and don't exercise as much. I don't do my daily runs anymore and the last time I strength trained must've been a month ago.. I still cycle and kick hacky, but I am putting on weight. It'll go away after I pass them, the exam results are more important since I'm luckily not fat (yet).
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
Not gonna lie, it's a good motivator for me!
margokhal margokhal 8 years
If I had ever been thin enough worn a bikini - maybe. I don't like the way they look, anyway. I'm just sick of people judging me because of my weight. It's not really a motivator, but that - and being able to say I can run for a while without stopping - are my reasons for losing weight right now.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I am trying to STAY in shape for the bikini season. :D
cg130 cg130 8 years
I've lost weight, but I know that losing the last 10 pounds would really make me look smokin' in a bikini...for my summer job, I'll have to wear a one-piece under a massive t-shirt, so I don't know if bikini season is my ULTIMATE motivation - that's probably looking good in hot fall styles, and in short shorts, but looking good in a bikini is good short-term motivation ;)
livetolove livetolove 8 years
I don't know how to swim so wearing a bikini doesn't really motivate me... plus if I get in the mindset of only wanting to look good for summer time I know I'm only setting myself up for failure during the fall and winter. I want to look and feel amazing ALL the time, not just when the sun's out
kyidmnmaiv kyidmnmaiv 8 years
My motivation is optimal health. Feeling confident and looking good are side benefits ;)
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
I feel the same way as Frenched - I want to look good for summer but it's not at all the only reason for trying to get in shape.
Frenched Frenched 8 years
It certainly does give me more of a "push" to lose weight but I also have other reasons.
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
I'm in ok shape but losing those last 3-4 lbs will really make this bikini season!!
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