know, you just went shopping with your girlfriends and bought the “cutest”
bikini that everyone loved. Now that you’re at home your wondering
why you spent money on this piece of fabric that you won’t ever
really be able to wear!
The good news is that you will wear it. The bad news is that unfortunately
there are no magic pills to get you in shape for it. Sheer determination
and discipline on your part is what will be required to get into shape
for that micro bikini.
I have found, over the years, that there is no better way to get into
shape than watching your diet and exercising. It’s an old adage
but a true one! The following steps should help you get in shape in
time for that first pool party!
What are you eating?
You don’t have to go on a binge diet to lose a few extra pounds.
Simply watching what you put in your mouth, and how often you eat will
start bringing your metabolism under control. Start by cutting out refined
flour and sugars. Instead switch to whole grain bread and pasta, it’s
delicious and filling. Unlike refined flour whole wheat will not turn
directly into sugar the minute you put it in your mouth! Rather this
healthy alternative will fill you better and give you more energy!
Cut out soda’s. 8 oz of soda = 100 calories and are filled with
sugar! You could be eating or drinking vitamin rich foods or drinks
instead and they won’t leave you craving more!
Eat more fresh fruits and veggies, especially in the summer time when
these are available in abundance. Cut up fruit for a filling snack at
Keep in mind, we don’t live to eat --- we eat to live! What you
eat should be energy for your body.
When you’re energized by the right foods you’ll be more
likely to hit the gym after work!
When you’re trying to loose weight quantity is more important
than speed. So, in the long run walking for an hour in the park or on
a tread mill will burn more calories and keep up your stamina better
than running for 20 or 30 minutes.
Walking is a great stress relieving activity that you will be more
likely to incorporate into a regular routine of keeping healthy for
life, not just a few weeks! And you can do it everyday. If you live
close enough consider walking to work --- that half hour each way will
make a big difference in a weeks time!
To tone your body, start palates and/or yoga. Also, lifting weights
a couple of times a week will help tone parts you really want to look
great in that bikini, i.e. arms, inner thighs and even your stomach.
Just don’t over do it, you want to look tones yet feminine!
Regardless of how you look in 2 weeks, the most important thing is
that you’re on the right track for a healthy lifestyle. Don’t
let trends determine how you feel about yourself.