It’s the perfect time to get swimsuit ready for the summer and achieve the look that will make you happy to put on your favorite bikini or swimwear. While you may not reach your ultimate fitness goal, no matter what your present fitness level, you can look far better in just a few months, but it won’t be easy. In fact, it will take dedication and hard work, which will prove to be the best investment of time for both your appearance and good health.
Start with healthier eating habits.
Learn how to make smarter choices when it comes to food. Instead of making a sandwich with bread, cut out some of the extra carbs by creating a lettuce wrap. Skip that candy bar and indulge in some fresh fruit for your mid day snack. Get healthy protein and fat by eating lean meat, deep sixing the skin on fowl and enjoying salmon as an option. When you eat healthier, you also make smart choices in how the food is cooked and make sure you have plenty of veggies throughout the day.
Start a workout program.
Of course, I’m going to recommend you work with a trainer, but for some very important reasons. Trainers not only create a program designed specifically for your needs, they also help to motivate you to continue your workout. A trainer holds you accountable for your progress and is at the gym waiting, which adds incentive to going. Trainers also show you how to do each workout and watch to ensure you do it right. Most of all, a trainer has the knowledge to help you reach your goals quickly, so you’ll see the results faster and faster results always motivate. Trainers can also help you learn how to eat healthier, if you need help in that area, too.
Stick to the workout plan and expect it to get harder as you get fitter.
When you workout, you’re pushing your body to go to another level of fitness. Most people fail to adjust their workout based on that new level. That’s another reason working with a personal trainer can be so helpful. The trainer tracks your performance and identifies your improvement, then adjusts the workout t reflect that improvement. You’ll always work your hardest, but that’s when you see the changes faster. Some trainers offer group sessions where you get all the benefits of a trainer at a fraction of the price.
- Drink plenty of water. Not only will you perspire more, drinking more water has health benefits and can help prevent bloating. Bloating is NOT what you want when you’re working hard to achieve the perfect bathing suit body.
- Get adequate sleep. The right amount of sleep is important to a healthy body, but it also can boost weight loss and exercise results. If you’re tired, you’re more apt to crave high calorie, sugar filled treats and put less effort into your workout.
- Get more active. What you do in the gym is important, but so is the rest of the day. If you work at a desk job, get away from the computer for a while and walk up and down the stairs, across the room or do some stretches in your cubicle or office.
- Walk like a winner. One thing that exercising does is improve your posture, but you can help it along. Not only should you walk with your head held high, sit with your feet flat on the floor, back straight and shoulders back. Good posture helps you feel better, relieves back pain and makes you look thinner.