Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means! It’s almost time to hit the many beaches of Sydney to work on that tan, play a little beach volleyball, and fire up the barbie! You won’t want to do that without a body you can show off with pride, if you can help it. But beach bodies don’t happen overnight. It takes some hard work and there is no better time than during the winter to work on that beach body.
We’ve all dreamed of having killer 6-pack abs and sleek, bluff arms. While some people are indeed blessed with a slim build, most of us have to work hard for that body. Beach bodies come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t stress if you never get those abs. Rock the healthy body you have!
Let’s look at a few tips that will help you get the beach body you want in time for the start of summer.
How To Get a Beach Body in 4 Easy Steps
Watch What You Eat
Nutrition and diet are the single biggest factors in your weight loss journey. Whether you’re looking to lose 5 kg or 20 kg, you need to watch what you eat. Start by eliminating junk food like chips and candy. Stick to mostly natural, unprocessed foods like lean meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables and grains.
Drink Water, Not Alcohol
To help flush out toxins and keep your metabolism burning high, you need to drink heaps of water. Not only does water help increase your resting metabolism but it can help keep you feeling full longer so you won’t feel the urge to snack. Water has no kilojoules either, so it’s completely guilt free, unlike sodas, juices, or alcohol. So, next time you’re out to dinner, skip the alcoholic drinks and get a tall glass of water.
You don’t need to turn into a total meathead but you should include strength training in your fitness regime at least three times a week. Strength training gives you the biggest bang for your fitness buck by building muscle. More muscle means more fat burning potential. Once the layers of fat have melted away, you’ll be left with nicely toned muscles. Can you say 6-pack abs?
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you look like a Sports Illustrated supermodel or a ripped rugby player. Aim to be healthy and happy. Confidence shines through more than your muscles and weight. Put on a smile and rock that beach body!