Bikini season is upon us!
No need to worry. Though I’m not itching to jump into my two piece and strut my stuff on the beach, I have a way we all can feel lighter, freer, and (maybe) even sexier.
And it doesn’t involve skipping one glass of pinot grigio or ice cream cone during the hot summer months to come.
As one MML reader mentioned a few months ago, exfoliating the stuff in our homes that we no longer need, use, or love is remarkably freeing and is rather close to the feeling of losing excess weight on our bodies. So though we might not see a budge on our scales this month, we can lighten the load in our homes and make a sizable difference in the weight of our psyche.
In honor of this steamy season, I’m hosting a new challenge to replace the End of the Week Exfoliation this June. Here’s the deal: I’m looking for us all to do our best to lose some house weight. Whether you just have that “pesky last 10 pounds” or need a massive Biggest Loser-style overhaul, we all can reach our goals without breaking a sweat (pun intended).
Send in photo(s) of your Summer Slim Down with a description of what you are exfoliating and why. To keep with the Summer Slim Down theme, please weigh (or guesstimate) the total “weight loss” of the items exfoliated. We’ll keep this simple and use Scouts Honor on the weight and trust that everyone will do their best to be fair and square.
The entries can emailed with the subject line “Summer Slim Down” and sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll compile all of the entries and post the submissions at the beginning of July. The winner will be the entrant who has the largest total “weight loss.” (But remember, we all can improve from where we are, and everyone will gain a sexier space.)
Let’s go forth and shed some lbs!