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Bikini Season, No Problem

Posted by iusbvision on April 22, 2007

Spring is in the air and there is something in the back of every woman’s mind. Something that creeps up on you every year and you dread it. Bikini Season! Or for you more modest beach goers; Bathing Suit Season!  I don’t know about you, but I look in the mirror, after the food  filled Holiday Season, and wonder, once again, how I will look in my swim suit. Well, I do not have a universal solution for all you girls dreaming of the surf, sand, and that bronze skin you have been waiting for but I have a few suggestions. 

According to Wendy Bumgardner, a certified marathon coach, “your weight x distance = energy used walking. Time does not matter as much as distance. If you speed up to walking a mile in 13 minutes or less, you will be burning more calories per mile. But for most beginning walkers, it is best to increase the distance before working on speed. A simple rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 160 pound person.” This and more information can be found at

I am a runner myself, and at, there is a wonderful graph that shows you how many calories you burn with your run. And who needs a gym when we have the SAC with weights, a track, and all kinds of body building opportunities? Even if you are not the exercising type there are always those swim suits with the cellulite covering skirt, which I am not to proud to admit that I am the owner of one such suit. Either way you go, it is healthy to get a bit of exercise now and then, even if you just use the stairs instead of the elevator. So don’t let the bikini blues overcome your desire to visit the beach this summer. Feel good about yourself with a little exercise. 

Carlie Barr 

One Response to “Bikini Season, No Problem”

  1. good job! Bikini stories always get my attention for some reason ;>

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