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Three Ways to Love Your Body

Ladies, today is Love Your Body Day! To celebrate, I’m posting three awesome and (easy) things that always make me feel better about myself. I hope they work for you too!

Number 1: Work Out

I’ll be the first to admit that it’s a struggle for me to start working out. Even during my workout it’s a struggle for me to not quit/die. But after? After I feel great. I feel healthy and strong, which makes me feel awesome. Working out is also good because it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Last week you ran two miles? Psh, this week you ran three! (Okay, maybe 2.5, but still!) Plus, working out releases endorphins in your body which make you happier. Can’t beat that.

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Number 2: Cuddle

Find me a person who doesn’t like to cuddle and I will be shocked. Everyone loves to cuddle. Go search out a person who appreciates you for who you are and snuggle in close with them. You’ll find that it makes you feel amazing about just being you. The kind of sweet touching that comes from cuddling is enough to make any girl feel appreciated, pretty, and confident.

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Number 3: Dance in your Room

Crank some music, and totally let go. Dance it out and sing at the top of your lungs. This result in the best feeling ever because you have no one to impress, it’s just you and the music! My favorite songs to dance solo to: Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine” (see above), Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now“, and Beyonce’s “Diva“. Among probably a million others.

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So today’s the day! Do one (or all) of these things and celebrate you because, well, you’re awesome.

(This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival)

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To Bike or Not To Bike?

I’ve been thinking for a while that I’d really love to have a bike. D.C. is pretty spread out and sometimes it feels like it can take forever to walk/take public transportation. Bikes are chic, easy, relatively cheap, and definitely eco-friendly, but do I have what it takes to bike in D.C.?! Riding a bike here would certainly be different than riding it in Pennsylvania! For starters, there are pedestrians. Also, the ever-intimating traffic circle. But is this really enough to keep me from buying a bicycle? I think not!

Plus, I already picked out which one I want. Adorable, no?

Do you have a bike? What is the best part about riding it?

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Let’s Get It On

I tell everyone I know that they should be wearing sunscreen every day.

That’s right… every day.

As we look forward to autumn it may be easy to forget that we’re still very much in the midst of summer, and that the sun’s rays are strong. It’s important that we remember this for two reasons:

1) Sun damage causes skin cancer. (Over 65 percent of all melanoma cancer comes from UV exposure from the sun. – Skin Cancer Foundation)

2) Sun damage causes wrinkles. (You may not care about this one now… but ladies, no one wants to have a face like a leather couch when they’re only 35.)

It’s easier than you think to be protected. Just wear sunscreen! Personally, I use an SPF moisturizer with UVA and UVB protection every day (even in the winter)! When putting on sunscreen becomes part of your daily beauty routine it’s that much easier to keep yourself safe.

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