Spring is here and our female minds start turning to bikini season... How much weight do I need to lose? How many inches do I need to shed? How many crunches? How many squats? I am here to say, Loud & Proud, Forgeddaboutit!

Beauty is an illusion. Period. There is no such thing as bikini-perfect unless you have nothing better to do than spend hours upon hours in the gym 7 days a week. Lets be real for a second... Who has the time for that?!? In an article from the New York Times, entitled "Bikini-Ready? Who's Judging?" there's reference to a "boot camp."

Amansala, a “bikini boot camp,” in Ibiza, Spain, and Tulum, Mexico, sells six-night stays starting at $1,875

Tell me what kind of woman has this kind of time OR this kind of money?! The article goes on to highlight the attitude of one Ms Malia Mills, a 44 year old swimsuit designer who's motto is "Love Thy Differences"...

Not all women let the camera-phone-wielding bikini police (or their own self-criticism) stop them from enjoying a two-piece. Ms. Mills calls this type a “good-attitude girl.”

“She is a phenomenon and totally inspiring,” she said. “She is of any age, any body, she has a totally great attitude, because she has had a come-to-Jesus moment with her body.”

So my Spring/Summer challenge to you? Be the "Good-attitude girl"! Be comfortable with who YOU are! It's what makes us individual. It's what makes us unique, and it's what makes us extraordinary!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE from the New York Times