Summer is just around the corner and you might be thinking about how to get your summer body in shape. Some may consider hardcore workouts and quick fix remedies but you don’t have too.
There are a few simple tools you can use this summer to tighten, tone and feel happy in your summer body without pushing yourself and your body to the extreme.
Here are 5 quick tips to fast track a healthy summer body:
1. Eat for fuel
Sometimes when panic sets in, calories drop in an attempt to lose weight and tone up quickly.
However, this often doesn’t work as a lower caloric intake can reduce energy, mood and even fat burning potential. Want to lose weight and tone up fast? Start eating high density, nutrient-rich meals that give you the energy, sustenance and motivation to move toward your goals.
2. Choose full body workouts
While we all have areas that we would like to tone and reshape, spot training these areas may not be the best remedy.
Choosing higher intensity compound exercises such as push-ups, squats, plank variations and mountain climbers can increase the overall strength and tone of the body quite quickly, even those hard to train areas.
Our Tabata workouts on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App are ALSO GREAT full body workouts to try. What’s more, you can burn MAJOR calories and FAT in just 4 minutes.
3. Add weights
Gone are the days when long-winded endurance activity was the way to lose weight. In fact, some types of cardiovascular activity can deplete muscle stores and reduce the tone of the body.
Always choose some body weight/resistance exercises and/or use dumbbells to strengthen, tone and tighten during your workouts.
4. Use the 7 Day Shift
The body needs change just as much as we do, and keeping variety in your workout is one of the fastest ways to accomplish fat loss goals.
Choose a different class at the gym each week or add new exercises to your workouts that you circle every fortnight. By changing things up every 7-10 days, your body will be challenged to move and adapt, causing it to work harder and you will reap better rewards.
No matter where you’re at on your path to your goals, moving forward with these quick tips will have you feeling more energetic, burning more calories and shaping your body this summer.
5. Join #TeamHealthyMummy in the countdown to SUMMER!
Get your summer body with the support of The Healthy Mummy community by joining our FREE 100 DAYS TO SUMMER COUNTDOWN! Yippee!
The Healthy Mummy is helping you get motivated to get FIT for summer – all you need to do is join us on the official countdown.
Once you register your interest expect your FREE 100 Days to Summer Countdown Pack with recipes, motivation and tips to get you started to hit your inbox on the 20th August and the countdown kicks off on 23rd August!
All you have to do – is sign up (IT’S FREE).
You can also get ready for Summer on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
How Samara lost 17kg and got her body beach ready on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
“I’ve lost 17kgs by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and using The Healthy Mummy products, such as the Smoothies etc.
“I now have the confidence to rock a bikini instead of hiding behind oversized t-shirts. I can join in with my kids and have fun and make memories instead of sitting on the sidelines.
“Don’t wait for summer to come around before you start putting in the effort. Change your eating and exercise habits NOW to get ready for summer.
“And remember that the most beautiful thing about a person is their confidence, so no matter what size you are, show off your confidence to the world.”