Health & Beauty

Get Ready for Your Summer Body

After a long winter, it probably feels wonderful to daydream about lying on a warm beach, soaking up the sunshine. Summer isn’t too far off, and now is the time to get your body back into shape before swimsuit season rolls around. If you’re thinking that you just won’t be able to get back to a size that you’re comfortable with before summertime, don’t be discouraged. There are lots of wonderful ways to get fit!

Go low carb. One of the fastest ways to see real results, is to ditch the carbs in your diet. This doesn’t mean that you have to completely stop eating all carbs, but it does mean that you’ll have to think about making some serious lifestyle changes. Cutting back on carbs helps your body to detox, cleansing itself from all of the damage that has been caused by sugar, stored fat, etc. Make a vow to cut carbs from breakfast and lunch, and save them for dinnertime. You can make healthy meals like baked avocado with eggs, and turkey and cheese roll-ups. You can even have dessert, just without a lot of sugar or flour. South Beach Diet is a great plan to follow, and has wonderful meal and snack options to choose from. Save $25.00 off your South Beach Diet order.

If cutting carbs isn’t the way you want or need to go, you might want to consider an all around nutrition and exercise program, like Team Beachbody. Team Beachbody offers products that will help you lose weight and get into shape by giving your body the nutrition it needs. They have delicious shakes that can replace one meal a day. Eat sensibly for your other two daily meals, and take advantage of the exercise programs that are offered through Team Beachbody. You’ll have access to 100’s of workouts online, 24/7. Talk about convenience. Don’t waste money on a gym membership, when you have can the support of a Beachbody challenge group, and go at your own pace from the comfort of your own home, and best of all- on your own schedule. Try the 22 Minute Hard Corps Workout Program for $39.99.

Give Pilates or yoga a try. If you don’t need or want to lose weight, but you want to tone up without a high impact routine, try Pilates or yoga. These practices will help you strengthen your core, work on balance and flexibility, and will give you inner peace. It’s a wonderful way to start the day, or to end the day- with total relaxation. Pilates and yoga will help you focus on your deep breathing. Many people who practice one or the other have increased flexibility, are less stressed, and have a better time falling asleep and staying asleep. Toning results will start to show in as little as two weeks from continuous Pilates, up to 3-5 times a week.

Don’t go overboard trying to get fit. Just get moving, and you’ll start seeing fast improvements. It will be easier for you to move, and you’ll be much happier in the skin you’re in, once you feel comfortable and confident. Summer is coming. Don’t wait to make a change.