These days, the best part about summer, outside of the changing weather and the ability to wear shorts and sandals for months on end, is being able to purchase a new bathing suit in a smaller size!
For the past 3 years I have purchased new bathing suits every summer. Quite a change from the girl who went to the beach and around pools in oversized shorts and long t-shirts. Before my weight loss journey I never wanted to be bothered with the “hassle” of finding a bathing suit. The experience was depressing and aggravating — but for the past 3 years I’ve welcomed it with open arms. The last 2 years I’ve purchased one piece “dress” style bathing suits — you know the type that’s a bathing suit that has a slinky “dress” covering over it that covers you up to your thighs.
This year I purchased my first ever tankini! Talk about a happy dance non-scale victory! The fact that I feel comfortable enough in my skin to wear a tankini is amazing. And the greatest part was, I saw this exact bathing suit online and when I went into the store I found the two pieces, separated from one another, in my size and they were the only ones available! Talk about meant to be!
I got a great deal on the suit — each piece being 50% off the original price. Double score! The coloring is adorable and is very flattering against my skin tone. It shows off my shape and I just simply love it.
Whodathunk this girl would be in love with a bathing suit? If you asked me that question 3-years ago I’d have looked at you like you sprouted a new head. It’s amazing what time and a healthy attitude can do for a person!