Getting in Shape During a Hot Summer

A lot of people give up on their weight loss goals and diet efforts once summer starts. Either they have reached their goals and begin to chow down on junk food, barbecued goods, ice creams and beer in celebration. Or they haven’t met their target and give up, refuse to go to the beach and sport a one piece bathing suit instead of a bikini and end up just wearing a t-shirt and shorts at home eating ice cream and saying “Oh whatever!”

Either or, this is not the attitude to have when the summer strikes. I get it, it’s hot and humid and the last thing you want to do is exercise and get even sweatier than you are just by standing still! But let me just remind you that there are plenty of ways to workout and exercise that don’t involve running outside or being in the heat.  And one you can take advantage of is the swimming pool, lake or the beach!  Doing laps in the pool is not only refreshing and a great way to cool off, but it can burn a ton of calories.  You need to kick and push your arms in order to stay afloat and that is an enormous workout. It sure beats jogging.  Being in the water for an hour a day can help you burn as many as 500-600 calories which will go a long way in helping you to lose weight.

If swimming isn’t your thing but you have an air conditioned home, you might consider skipping the gym and instead investing in some at home exercise or fitness programs like the 21 day fix extreme. You only need to commit to doing 30 minutes of exercise and will work your entire body from head to toe. By lifting weights, you’ll build long and lean muscles that will eventually help you burn more calories on a day to day basis. Remember that it’s all abouw how much effort you put into it.  Also keep yourself cool and hydrated by drinking plenty of low or calorie free fluids. By that I mean skip the alcohol, beer and soda. Instead, opt for carbonated water if you’re craving something fizzy and make some flavored water drinks to help beat the heat.

The 21 day fix extreme program teaches you about proper nutrition and portion control. If you eat smaller portions of even your very favorite foods but don’t over indulge, you can make a sizeable difference in your weight loss. Don’t throw away all your hard efforts just because summer is here. Commit to your goals, relax a bit over a weekend or two, but keep focused or you will regret it later on.

Getting Fit Before a Holiday Abroad

When you are going on vacation, you imagine yourself on a beach in a small bikini and running around playing volleyball or other sports with friends while working out.  Sadly, most people won’t enjoy their vacations looking tight and trim and having a jiggle-free body while exercising because most people are overweight especially in our country. There is an obesity crisis which needs to be addressed not only to help people improve their health and levels of nutrition but also to be able to enjoy life the way other people are.

When you are fit, you can do many things like go shopping and be able to fit most types of clothing. You’ll go on vacation and wear whatever bikini you want to wear because your body will be toned and sexy. You’ll see ab definition and just look great in general. We have many tips you can follow to try to workout and get in shape before your vacation so you don’t have to feel insecure in your swim suit, bikini or new black dress for going out on the town.  Prior to going on vacation, we recommend starting some sort of three week diet plan for 21 days to try to get in shape. The the21daydiet.org website recommends the sugar detox as a great plan for losing weight and burning calories because you’ll eat less sugar and carbs and therefore will lose weight. So many people are addicted to sugar and carbohydrates which put on fat and weight much quicker than proteins like chicken and turkey or lean beef. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat more protein and stock up on vegetables and fruits which are great for you.

Remember to exercise regularly with some sort of workout program to keep you strong and fit. There are other diet and eating plans which will stimulate the fat burning process and help you burn many calories and lose weight.  The three week diet focuses on eating foods that help you burn calories and that are also low in calories while also helping you tone your muscle and build your body so you look better each day.

If you can commit to a diet plan for only 21 days you will notice an amazing difference in your body.  Just keep with it and be persistent. Don’t eat a lot of junk over that span of time and you’ll see some incredible changes in your body as the days go on. Try to see how you feel and look after a few days and you’ll be so pleased at the efforts you have made and the changes in your diet.

Nothing can make you feel good and amazing like exercise and working out can.  Keep with it and be patient and the results will amaze you.