It seems like just a few weeks ago when the days were shorter and the temperatures were still quite cool. You would daydream about the activities you would do in the summer when the temperatures are warmer and the days longer. You were especially excited about the days that will be spent soaking up the sun at the lake. You also dreamed about how good you will look in your new bikini.
Back then, there was plenty of time to get into bikini shape. Somehow, you have managed to procrastinate and now you are panicking because you have a weekend lake trip coming up and you are nowhere near bikini ready.
Take a couple of deep breathes and settle down, you still have time to get bikini ready, but only if you have a strict plan. Northern Colorado Laser and Skin, your Greeley spa, offers you tips for a bikini-ready body.
One of the easiest and quickest ways to look better and thinner is to improve your posture. Slouching makes your tummy look rounder and it takes inches off your height. Practice proper posture by keeping your shoulders back, your back straight and your weight distributed evenly on both hips.
Get a Move on It
Right now it is as important as ever to get your body moving. Every bit of activity that you do right now until that first appearance in your bikini is going to help. This means use the stairs at work instead of the elevator, walking the dog every day, twice on the weekends and dancing to Bruno Mars while vacuuming your house.
You can do crunches eight times a day and it isn’t going to make a bit of difference unless you are cutting your calories as well. Now is the time to start skipping the fries and choose the side salad or fruit instead when ordering dinner at Applebee’s. You will also want to cut your refined carbs including pasta, bread, rice and obviously, sugar.
Foods that are high in fiber or protein help slow the digestive process and makes you feel fuller longer. You get more satisfaction with fewer calories.
Skip the Salt
Salt makes you blow up like a Pufferfish and it can last for days. If you are close to debuting your bikini, it is best if you cut back on the salt by avoiding canned foods and choosing fresh foods instead. It also makes sense to hide the salt shaker to avoid temptation.
Alcohol not only packs a bunch of calories, it can also cause you to bloat.
The benefits of water are endless. Water keeps your brain functioning properly, it hydrates your skin and it flushes toxins from your body. It also prevents retention and bloating and will keep your digestive system in good order.
Lifting weights drops body fat as well as tones your body. The gym is the obvious place to go for lifting weights, but you can buy a barbell or two and workout in the comfort of your own home.
If not properly managed, stress can wreck a perfect bikini body. Yoga is a proven way to positively deal with stress. It also lowers your blood pressure, improves cardiovascular health an increases endorphins. It tones you up as well.
Go the Extra Mile
Just when you think that you have done enough crunches for one day, do a few more sets. Look, it is a matter of weeks before your bikini debut, every little bit is going to help.
At the same time, there is no need to overdo it. Listen to your body and if you are feeling faint or just plain too tired, stop and pick things back up again the next day.
You don’t have much time to get tone, so plan accordingly so you aren’t wasting time. You should be planning out your workout schedule, planning your meals and planning on reaching your goal of obtaining a great bikini body.
Visit Your Greeley Spa
A trip to Northern Colorado Laser and Skin should be on your list of things to do. In addition to a toned bikini body, you will want other issues addressed. So schedule an appointment for laser hair removal, eyebrow etching and NovaLash Extensions. You will want to look your best after all. Call for an appointment today.