Flaunting can be daunting
We all want to look good on holiday, especially if we’re going somewhere super hot with glorious beaches to sunbathe on. Plus, we all want to be proud of our holiday snaps that we’ll inevitably show off to our friends or post on social networking sites. If you need to get fit for your trip, don’t fret; here are some quick tips for getting in shape and looking good for your vacation.
When to begin?
When to being your fitness regime largely depends on when your holiday is and how much weight you’d actually like to lose. For instance, if you only want to shed a few pounds, then a month is an achievable goal as you could potentially lose 1-2 pounds per week. Obviously, the more weight you want to lose, the more time you’ll need to do it in, so, with that logic, it would be best to start as soon as possible with no excuses. Time, like weight, has a habit of creeping up on us faster than we might think.
Remembering what’s achievable
Be realistic in what you can achieve, setting yourself impracticable targets sets you up for failure and will make you feel like a loser even if you’re physically losing the pounds. Don’t fall for quick fixes; crash diets are called crash diets for a reason, they might work fast but once you stop, it all comes crashing down again. Any weight you lose during your diet will soon be gained back once you start eating bigger portions once more. Finally, don’t forget that many of the bikini bodies we see in magazines are retouched and manipulated. Be proud of what you’re blessed with and work with it, not against it. Don’t put your body through unnecessary stress for some passing fad.
Nice to eat you
Introduce your body to good, healthy food. Nutrition and eating well is essentially the first step in getting fit in time for your holiday. Those precious months, weeks and days in the lead up to your trip are key if you want to achieve the goal you’ve set for yourself. In this period, it’s also crucial to figure out what exactly it is that you want from your meals. For example, if you want to lose weight then low calorie choices are the way forward, which means no more snacks high in carbohydrates or saturated fats. Eat fruit instead of sugary desserts. Go easy on breads and pastas. Cut out alcohol. Drink plenty of water. Maybe you want to gain some muscle mass and get lean? In this case, you’ll need to consume high protein foods like eggs and fish to buff up. Most of all, try not to associate healthy foods with negativity or deprivation; if you feel like you’re missing out then you’re more likely to end up going on a binge and develop a resentful relationship with what’s on your plate.
Working out the best ways to work out
Regularly moving your body teamed with eating healthily is essential for long-term well-being. However, sometimes exercising can feel like a slog, we don’t always want to and at times it can seem like an uphill battle, literally, in some cases. When you’re hitting a wall with your regime, why not incorporate some fun activities to shake things up? You could take up dancing classes or, better still, an activity that you may engage in during your holiday such as a water-sport like surfing? Not only can you show off your fit body but also your newly acquired skills!
Most importantly, do things right. Whatever exercise regime you follow, educate yourself on how to do it both correctly and safely. Make sure you’re using the right equipment; if you join a gym, ensure an instructor guides you on how to use the machinery, if you’ve taken up running, wear the right gear, like copper compression. Indeed, Tommie Copper compression socks and sleeves are ideal for support and pain relief.
Without the right knowledge or equipment, you could end up with an injury that could potentially ruin your entire holiday.
When you reach your destination
Lastly, remember to treat yourself; if you’ve lost a few of pounds, reward yourself with something for your upcoming holiday. What about a new pair of sunglasses or a haircut to make you feel confident and compensated for your efforts? Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy yourself when you finally reach your holiday destination or, your goal weight destination; enjoy it, feel confident and relax on your break!