Summer is quickly approaching, and if you’re bikini-ready, now’s the time to get started. With a little bit of hard work and dedication, you can have your body ready for the beach in no time. And to help speed up the process, there are a few fitness and nutrition tips you can follow along the way.
Drink More Water
There are so many health benefits to keeping your body hydrated. Not only is drinking water a wonderful way to prevent premature exhaustion during your workouts, but it’s also imperative for rebuilding muscle. Furthermore, water is just about the only thing you can drink that can actually help you blast fat and slim down more quickly; that’s because it has zero calories, and the process of moving water through your body actually causes you to burn calories. So go on, take a look at our fruit-infused water recipes, and drink up!
Try a Fitness Class
If you don’t have a gym membership already, now is a great time to consider browsing around to figure out which one is best for you. When shopping for a gym, it’s also a good idea to look for one that offers an array of unique fitness classes.
Taking part in group fitness classes at your Arizona gym is an absolutely amazing way to get into shape quickly while having fun and meeting new people in the process. Want to blast fat and trim down your waistline? Consider joining a Zumba class. Want to tone your legs? A cycling class might just be the way to go. No matter what area of the body you’re looking to target in order to become bikini-ready, there’s bound to be a fitness class offered at your gym that fits your needs and your unique lifestyle.
Another great thing about group fitness classes is that they help keep you accountable. When you sign up for a fitness class, you’re committing to being at each session. And as you get to know other people in your classes, they’ll also be helpful in holding yourself accountable; surely they’d notice if you didn’t show up to a class, right? The same accountability can’t always be held when you’re working out on your own!
Squats and Pushups
Of course, in addition to your fitness classes, there are plenty of workouts and exercises you can enjoy doing from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Squats, for example, are wonderful for those looking to get bikini-ready, because they help to strengthen and tone muscles in the calves, thighs, and buttocks. Plus, there are all kinds of great variations on squats to help you target different muscles and areas of the body so you can custom tailor your workout to meet your goals.
Pushups are another great exercise you can do at home that doesn’t require any kind of special equipment or gear. Not to mention, pushups are extremely efficient because they work out so many different muscles in the body at once, including the arms, abs, legs, and buttocks. Set some time aside to do a few sets of pushups each day and you’ll be well on your way to your summer fitness goals in no time.
Stay Away From Liquor
Finally, from now until summer, it’s in your best interest to stay away from liquor as much as possible—if you want to achieve your ideal bikini body, that is! We love a good cocktail, but liquor is nothing more than empty calories; a beer can easily cost you 150 calories, whereas a margarita could be 300 or more. And even if you’re not trying to lose weight, alcohol can make it difficult to build muscle. Not to mention, when you wake up feeling hungover after a night of drinking, you’re not very likely to hit the gym, right?
Liquor is generally unhelpful when it comes to achieving your fitness goals! Do your best to hold off on drinking, or only allow yourself to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two throughout the week. You’ll thank yourself when summer rolls around and you feel more confident than ever in your swimsuit.
Now that you have a better idea as to how to start bikini body exercises, all that’s left is to determine your ideal summer body diet and fitness plan. From there, simply stick to your plan and track your progress; you’ll be on your way to the results you desire in no time!