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!
I’m not talking about a little bit of body hair, but actually I have quite a bit to a lot, and that is the problem. So me avoiding a swimsuit is for the safety and protection of others, but also for myself. I don’t even want to see myself in a swimsuit
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. In addition, none of them are really effective at removing all of the hair. Even if they do remove the hair it will always grow back. So now I have the repeated problem of having to remove hair over and over again. 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.
As I said before this “lovely” hair problem is a genetic issue. It runs strong in my family line. So at least I am not alone and my sisters and mother can understand my difficulty and frustration.
Luckily for me I have a great mom who loves to send me care packages. In my last care package I got chocolate (screw the diet plan) and an iTunes gift card. Those gifts are great, but this care package also had the coolest thing. My mom also included this super weird laser looking home electrolysis hair removal thingie called Flash and 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 & 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!