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Shaping Up for Summer

Posted on Apr 4, 2009 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in newport news · summer

It is a testament to the difference between the sexes that our first warm, sunny day in quite some time meant a Saturday of fishing at the lake for my husband and a day of self-examination for me. He’s bobbing around in a fishing boat with his buddy and a full cooler and I’m groaning because I had to wear my fat pants instead of comfy capris or shorts. (Clearly those Peanut M&M’s I’m addicted to are not low cal.) I’m afraid to pull out the old tankini, my friends. Terrified. Because I know it ain’t gonna be pretty.

What’s a chocolate loving Southern lady to do?

Panicking is not the answer. It only triggers the urge for a larger bag of Peanut M&M’s (the dark chocolate…mmm…) and, well, that isn’t going to get me out of these fat pants.

Okay, here’s where you expect me to tell you all about a great walking/yoga/Pilates/aerobic/fill-in-the-exercise program to slim you down for summer. Please. This is me you’re talking to. The Peanut M&M queen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for exercise; but I need something to shape me up in a bathing suit now, not six months from now.

Fortunately, there is a place that offers options for the dreaded bathing suit. Newport News has a whole line of suits that are styled for specific body types, and some actually promise to give the illusion of a slimmer you and me. I’ve added Newport News to my Useful Links for Ladies. Just give it a click and head to the Swim Shop tab. Easy to navigate, and there are lots of options depending on what you want to hide or enhance.

I’d love to say I’m going to find a flattering bathing suit (isn’t that an oxymoron?) that shapes me up, and that I’ll post a picture here for your viewing pleasure. Ha! And Peanut M&M’s are fat free.

Happy suit shopping!

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