By: Colleen Oakley
Even the most confident women have self-conscious moments. Nancy Redd, a FITNESS advisory board member and the author of Body Drama, details how to deal with bouts of insecurity.
You're Nervous About...Your High School Reunion
How to snap out of it: Make a list of what you've achieved since graduation. "You may not fit into your old acid-washed Levi's, but concentrating on your successes shifts the focus from how you look to what you can do," says Redd.Related: I Did It!: "I'm Thinner Than I Was in High School."
You're Nervous About...That Mirrored Spinning Class
How to snap out of it: Walk around in your birthday suit at home. The more time you spend naked, the more body-confident you'll become. (Got roomies? Keep it in the bedroom!)
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You're Nervous About...Hitting the Beach
How to snap out of it: "Hold your head high, and look people in the eye," says Redd. "When you act confident, you feel more confident -- and you won't fixate on your 'flaws.'"
Related: The Beach Body Boot Camp Workout
You're Nervous About...Trying on Jeans
How to snap out of it: Shop in the morning. "As the day goes on, your body retains salt and water, a recipe for bloating," says Redd.
Related: The Drop a Jeans Size Workout
You're Nervous About...Getting It on with Your Guy
How to snap out of it: Engage in foreplay without total exposure: Take a bubble bath together, Redd suggests. Or get creative with a slinky robe or another prop that gives you a sense of privacy. (P.S.: We promise that cellulite is the last thing on his mind.)
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