Summer vacations are just around the corner, and many of us will be heading to the shore before you know it. I don’t know about everyone else, but this time of year always hits me with a mix of excitement and panic. The good news is that we can all breathe a sigh of relief because there is still time to get beach ready. When it comes to building a great beach body, it’s all about looking and feeling confident out there. Below are my top five tips for rocking it out on the sand this summer.
Keep it Moving
Whatever you do, stay active. While any effort is a good effort, the key to slimming down quickly is to combine high intensity interval training with total body strength workouts. By completing workouts like this total-body tabata, you can burn more fat and build more muscle in less time.
Stay on Track
It can be easy to lose motivation, but hang in there. To hold yourself accountable, try to plan or track all of your activity on a printable workout tracker. Seeing it all down in black and white can be a great way to monitor your progress along the way.
Sleep it Off
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Your body needs rest to recoup and recover after each workout, so make sure you are forming good habits for quality shut eye. When you’re tired, you’re also more likely to make poor choices when it comes to food and fitness.
Beat the Bloat
As cliché as it sounds, you really can’t out train a bad diet. One of the simplest ways to feel great in your bikini is to limit bloating by making sure you are eating well and drinking enough water every single day.
For tips on what to eat and what to avoid, check out these dietician-approved ways to beat bloat.
Rock your Suit
When it all comes down to it, you need to love your swimsuit. An ill-fitting bikini can make even the most confident beachgoer want to cover up. It is worth all of the effort it takes to find the perfect swimsuit for your shape, style, and comfort level. The hunt is on!