I’ve been excelling at keeping up my physique with exercising and a consistent, nutrient rich diet. Ok, maybe excelling is a little overzealous. I’m thankful for a high metabolism, and the tiny bit of willpower I possess to go along with it, since I haven’t exactly been killing it at the gym. (More like lounging on the beach. It’s the life, I promise!)
Good news that goes with that – I’m not in this video:
Anyways – my lack of exercise plan and/or nutrition plan aren’t what’s plaguing my inability to put on my swimsuit and hit the beach.
It’s the body hair.
There, I said it. Who wants to be the hairy freak on the beach that everyone is pointing and laughing at? Certainly not me!
But I also don’t want to spend hours painfully removing every last unwanted hair from my body. I’m not strong enough for waxing. I always cut myself shaving. Every grooming ritual I’ve found takes FOREVER. And when I’m spending most of my time on the beach, I’m not willing to sacrifice the time when my toes should be in the sand with getting rid of body hair.
But, I don’t want to be seen in public with all the body hair everywhere. I’ve got some crazy family genes to thank for this.
Dilemmas, dilemmas. The struggle is so real, people.
Sidenote: I’m also growing more aware of how acceptable body hair is in other parts of the world. It’s celebrated, even. I just can’t. Call me crazy, but I like smooth skin. Yes, it’s natural to have hair, we are mammals, after all, but I’ve been conditioned to this flossy way of life. And I have to deal with it on a daily basis. I guess that’s my punishment for being so vain and petty. Oh well.
Lucky me – my last care package from my mom had chocolate (screw the diet plan), an iTunes gift card, and this super weird laser looking home electrolysis hair removal thingie called the Silk’n Flash&Go. Thanks Mom! (I’m guessing she feels bad that she blessed/cursed me with this problem. Totally don’t blame you, Mom, and won’t hold it against you until the end of time. Whatever.)
So, there’s that. Maybe it will be the end to my hair removal woes. I haven’t mustered up the courage to take it out of the box yet. It really does look strange, people. I’m also terrified of electrocuting myself. You know, if the converters don’t work and all. Whatevs. I’ll update you if and when I give it a go.
Maybe staying out of the gym and playing another round of beach volleyball is what’s keeping me awesome? I’m voting for that.
Do you have any good tips for getting rid of unwanted body hair that don’t cost a fortune or hurt like the devil or take a million hours away from my lounging on the beach? Ever tried the Flash and Go to get rid of your hair? How did it work for you? Talk me in to it, peeps, or it’s going to be a huge waste, I’m afraid!
Other than the pesky hair problem, life is going swimmingly (pun intended!)! Love it here. Join us soon – for reals.
‘Til next time!