Summer is quickly approaching, and I for one want to be out and enjoying the nice weather as soon as it begins. If you are anything like me, than the winter months always take a bit of a toll on your body. Inspite of my strongest efforts to stay in shape and to not gain extra winter weight, it seems that the cold wins out and too often I choose to curl up with a good book rather than jump on the treadmill for a run.
With summer officially comes the season of bathing suits, and I am finally ready to kick it into gear and prepare myself. If you are wanting to get into some bathing suits within the next few weeks, then here are some simple things you can do to prepare yourself and your body. And don’t worry, I’ll be doing them all too. First, drink water.
Drinking water is one of the best ways to purify and cleanse your body, but it also does great things to your skin. No one wants to put on a bathing suit and look ashy and dried out. Try adding a few extra glasses of water each day and you will see improvements in your skin and also a reduction in your appetite.
The more water you drink, the less your body craves other things. Another important way to get ready for bathing suits is to get moving. Regardless of what excuses we all had during the cold winter months, it is too nice out now to not get outside and get active. Go for a brisk walk or at least get into your garden and be moving. Anything you do is better than nothing. Try to get active for a half hour at least four times a week. Exercise is good not only for your bathing suits but also for your heart and your overall health. Watching what you eat is one the biggest keys to getting ready for bathing suits. We all know by now that sodium intake makes us bloat and retain water, so try to cut down on sodium especially in the days before you want to get out in bathing suits.
Also, trying adding as many fruits and vegetables as you possibly can into your diet. They are really healthy and really low in fat. Substitute fresh fruit smoothies for other tempting desserts and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying your bathing suits. Get your bathing suits out of the closet and hang them in a place you can see. Let them motivate you to drink water, get moving, and eat better. In no time you’ll be ready to slip into your bathing suits and show off.
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