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Monday, 30 June 2014


So I'm already planning for my holiday in August, and thought it was best to replace my slightly green tinged bikini with something a bit more wow. In the interests of pleasure, and treating myself and my body right now (and not when I've lost those few extra pounds) I knew I needed it to be special. 
For those of us who are a bit insecure with their figures, making a statement on the beach when we feel our most vulnerable seems to be the last thing we'd want to do... giant windbreak, jumper and sarong all the way right? Wrong. Sarah Jenks' theory is to love who you are today, and stop waiting for the scales to dictate when you start living your life. For me, this meant purchasing an AMAZING yellow one-piece from my friend's new collection. Anything that can make me feel like this while splashing around on the Costa Del Sol is a winner in my book. 

HoloHolo is all about taking in life's pleasure - perfect for those of us looking to lose weight. The more joyful our lives are and the kinder we are to ourselves, the less we will eat emotionally to self soothe. Obviously we can't all frolic in Hawaii when we've got emails to write, flats to clean and bills to pay, but we can give ourselves little pieces of pleasure to feed us instead of grabbing a pizza or muffin. 

Putting an end to emotional eating means being aware when our bodies/inner selves are asking for a break, or when we are feeling lonely or need reassurance. It means truly giving ourselves time, patience and understanding while we figure out how to meet those needs. It also means living today like we are already as slim as we want to be. For some this might be calling a friend after a long day, or a hot bath. It could be a weekly massage after a stressful day or not spending too much time home alone if you hate it. Whatever makes you feel peaceful and your skin tingle at the thought of doing it is where you want to be. 

Treating myself to something as small as a new swimsuit has given me something to look forward to, it's given me pleasure and a treat. Not because I've lost weight, not two sizes too small as an incentive to starve myself, but a gorgeous thing for me right now, because I'm worth it. The excitement I'm feeling while I wait for my little tropical gift is insane... and yet there it is. Is it shallow? Perhaps. Am I happy? Hell yes, so who really cares? Now where did I put my giant yellow flower...

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