Are you going on holiday this year but worried about stepping out on the beach in your bikini? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five stress free tips that’ll help you shape up in time for summer.
Hit the gym
Getting that well-toned body requires some physical activity (even though we wish it didn’t), so why not hit the gym? Go for a run on the tread mill; work up a sweat on the cross trainer; or give the rowing machine a go. You could even book into an aerobics class, try your hand at Zumba or see what Pilates is all about – so don’t make excuses. Liposuction surgery can remove fat in difficult places, but a decent exercise regime could do the trick – naturally.
Make the most of the great outdoors
If you hate the gym, make the most of the great outdoors. Enjoy a relaxing bike ride through the country, take the family on a weekend hike or treat the kids to a fun-filled outing. Keeping active will help you burn calories and should take your mind off food. Shaping up should be fun, so pack your life full of adventure and get fit in style.
Improve your diet
There are many ways to look beautiful this summer, but a well-balanced diet can help. Eat three nutritious meals at regular intervals throughout the day and chomp on wholemeal bread, vegetable sticks or cans of soup if you feel peckish (as these will keep your energy levels up). Many people think avoiding carbohydrates is the best way to diet, but your body needs a range of nutrients, so don’t cut out an entire food group altogether.
Use visual stimuli
Heading to a luxurious place this summer? Then put a picture on your fridge for inspiration. Imagine walking along an exotic beach in a brand new bikini and stop yourself from overeating. We all need a little encouragement from time-to-time, so make the most of visual stimuli. It’s also a good idea to put a calendar in an obvious place, so you can see how long you’ve got before you leave. Seeing the days fly by could spring you into action and keep you motivated.
Take good care of yourself and feel beautiful in time for summer. Follow a healthy eating plan and enjoy regular exercise – but make sure you pamper and preen. A little relaxation’s good for the soul, so enjoy a massage at a beauty parlour or course of Botox with a reputable company. Many clinics offer skin rejuvenation treatments too and will help you look and feel great in no time! Take the time to unwind and look as good as you can.
Preparing for summer doesn’t have to be a stressful process, so make sure you feel great and enjoy the sun.**This blog post is a collaboration with Isabella Franklin. She wrote the post. I made all the graphics with my own photos.