I know that we’re in March, but summer is actually JUST around the corner. Yes, that’s right, I said summer! So if you’ve fallen behind on your New Year’s fitness Resolutions, here are 3 tips on how to get beach-ready by June right now:
1. Put down that chicken wing!
I get it- it’s cold outside so you want to feel all warm on the inside! 😉 Winter over-eating is one of the toughest habits to break because cold weather makes us crave something hot and hearty. But now is the best time to start watching your portions & dialing back on the heavier stews/soups in favor of lighter fare, like salads, lean protein & mixed veggies. Gradually leaning out your diet now is the best way to avoid crash dieting in June! Check out some of my lighter recipes here, here and here!
2. Commit to a clear fitness plan.
I know that it sounds like you still have a ton of time to fit into that bikini or those short-shorts, but believe me, time is short! Any significant fitness results take at least 4-6weeks to kick in (and that’s if you’re eating super clean)! So now is the perfect time to commit to a clear workout routine. I personally like fitness plans that have a set time horizon -think Insanity (60 days), Insanity Asylum Pt. 1 (30 days) or Jaime Eason’s LiveFit (90 days)- but even a renewed commitment to hitting the gym 3-5 times a week is a good start. Be sure to set clear goals for yourself and milestones along the way!
3. Plan a summer-time celebratory goal.
Buy some tickets to a beachy location with your partner or pals! Setting a specific date for fun in the sun is another great way to keep you motivated & you can more easily visualize looking and feeling great about yourself when that day arrives! And I already have lots of tips available for staying fit while on vacation, so those can help you once you get there. 😉
Need a little bit more help getting ready for summer? Don’t worry, I’ve got some more “Summer Starts Now” posts on the way! 😉 -CFC
**Are you starting to get your body more fit in time for summer weather?**
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