Every half term, my husband and I like to bring both our children to the local swimming baths for a family fun swim. It is usually my husband who accompanies them in the water while I sit in the viewing gallery. I am embarrassed to put on my swimming costume since I put on three dress sizes after my first pregnancy. I have never been happy with my body since, and research shows that 79% of women say that don’t know of a female who is happy with her body.
On 4th June, Speedo Sculpture’s ‘Parade to the Pool’ took place through the streets of central London. The celebratory parade of dozens of women in their swimsuits, led by Sculpture ambassador Gabby Logan, aims to encourage women to stop negative talk about their bodies and tackle the terror of getting into swimwear.
They are on a mission to fight fat talk and talk positively about their bodies. These are a few tips to fight fat talk and get parading to the pool:
- Enhance what’s great about you. Stop looking at what you hate and start focusing on what you like.
- Talk positively about your body in front of your children. Just as they can learn your positive habits they can learn your bad habits if you don’t.
- Stay fit with exercise like swimming. You’ll stop seeing your body as purely aesthetic and more about performance and movement.
Speedo has kindly given me the women’s Premiere Aurashine one piece suit from the Sculpture range. I love how it shapes my body from an apple shape to a pear shape. I can see my curvy figure. There is not much tummy control on the swimsuit but it keeps my wobbly tummy in a neat shape. The shaping fabrics with clever visual detailing, using colour, print and texture to enhance the focus on my curve itself. There is no padding on the bust areas but it comes in double layers. There are also adjustable straps which make it easy to get a perfect fit. It is made from Xtra Life Lycra® which lasts longer than conventional swimwear fabric. It is comfortable to wear and soft to touch.
Overall, it’s a good fit for me and gives me more confidence to go swimming with my family. I am really looking forward to have a swim with my family and will stop thinking negatively! I hope my readers will be the same and start thinking positively. If you would like to get advice from top psychologist Anjula Mutanda to stop ‘fat talk’ and be more positive about your body image, you can do so through the Speedo YouTube and Facebook channels.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Image used with permission.