06/20/2012 10:56 am ET

10 Ways To Love Your Body This Summer

Summer is finally here, and so are the ubiquitous crash diet plans and pressure to get a "bikini body," whatever that means. Here’s an idea: how about we stop trying to change our bodies and start celebrating them instead? To get started, check out these 10 fun, easy ways to show your body some love over the next few months…

1. Drink tons of water. At the risk of sounding like my 7th grade softball coach, "You've gotta stay hydrated!" Seriously though, your body feels better, looks better, and works better when you drink enough water. If you're not big on plain water, try adding fresh lemon or cucumber slices to sparkling water–you’ll instantly feel like you're at a high-end spa.

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