15 Women Reveal Why They Refuse to Freak Out About Swimsuit Season

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By the standards of many women's magazines, I should be freaking out right now. I should be looking at my big, pale thighs and desperately thinking about how to get my "best beach body" ready for the summer. But you know what? Screw that. 

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I plan to spend most of the season at the pool or the lake, and I plan to spend zero percent of that time worrying about how I look in my swimsuit. My kids are still at ages where all they want to do is have fun with me in the water, and I am going to soak up every minute of that. 

I know it can be hard to escape all the messages out there that tell you that your body is a problem to be solved. We have the remedy: Read on for wise words from 15 women who've found peace with their bodies and are psyched to rock a swimsuit this summer.

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