Summer is knocking at our door! For those of us who slept all winter and spring, we still have a short time to get our bodies in decent shape before the summer begins. If you want to get fit and feel light and energized for the summer, follow these six steps for the summer body you deserve!
1. Eat clean
This term has been used countless times and may be overused, but the key to losing weight is not only working out but also changing your eating habits.
Eating clean is not costly and you don’t have to head to Whole Foods and buy all of their organic food items.
You can change your eating habits simply by cutting out sugars, processed and fried foods, dairy, and unnecessary carbs.
Incorporating foods like smoothies, grilled foods instead of fried foods, leafy greens, and salads will help detox your body of the unhealthy foods you’re used to eating and help cut the fat! It can be a difficult transition but your body will thank you later.
2. Begin cardiovascular activity
Cardio workouts are a good way to shed fat. Pick an activity that you enjoy doing for 45 minutes or so.
Activities could include running/jogging on the treadmill, biking on an elliptical, hiking, swimming and any other activity where you work up a sweat. Alternating exercises each day provides a change in motion but you are free to do the same exercise each day.
3. Strength train
The term strength train sounds intense, but it’s simply exercising by strengthening and toning your muscles. You do this by implementing