It’s easy to get “fluffy” during the winter. We pile on layers of clothing, hiding extra layers of fat we may gain. Before we know it, spring rolls around and it’s time to pull out the bikinis – and we get our little wake-up call.
Eeeeeek! Suddenly everything is exposed – and the thought of putting your winter body on the beach can be a scary thing. You have 3 choices. One, you can continue to hide and just never even put on a bathing suit. Two, cover up, like this lady, and put someone else’s body on with one of hese hilarious bikini tees. Or, three, you can lose the fat – and the clothes, and feel good in your bikini this year!
It’s time to take it OFF!
Diet. You’ll never see abs (unless you buy them on a shirt) if you don’t diet. The only way you can lose weight is reduce your caloric intake. You can do that by guessing, and trying to just eat better, or you can do it by really budgeting your calories. Of course I suggest the latter because it’s guaranteed success.
Cardio. The next thing on your list to tackle is cardio – and lots of it. You need to burn off that stored fat from the winter. So, go for a jog or hit the gym to do your favorite cardio machine or high-intensity aerobics class.
Protect your investment. If you are trying to lose weight, the next focus is trying to make sure you don’t replace the calories you BURN with calories you EAT. If you burn 300-400 calories in the gym, you can erase that with one latte and reduced-fat coffee cake, so be careful not to sabotage your hard work in the gym.
1o Diet Tips to Get You Bikini Ready
If you don’t know where to start with dieting, here are 10 simple tips to apply to help get you started.
1. Keep meals to 300-350 calories for women, 400-450 for men.
2. Keep snacks to 100-150 calories for women, 200-150 for men.
3. Eat something (doesn’t have to be big or fancy) 5-6 times a day.
4. Wait at least 2 hours to eat after meals.
5. Never go over 3 hours without eating something (even something small like a few almonds)
6. Never eat more in one sitting than you can burn in one workout.
7. Eat on salad plates instead of dinner plates.
8. Eat with salad forks and small spoons instead of large silverware.
9. If you DO mess up, count up the calories so you know how much your mistake “costs” you. (this will not only be good information for you to learn, but it is also good motivation not to mes up again). Out of site, out of mind.
10. Drink a LOT of water.
Abs on Fire Workout
While you work to improve your eating and lose the body fat, here is a workout @stevepfiester put together to sculpt your abs so when your do lose the body fat, your new great abs can start peaking through!
15 Med Ball Throw
15 Russian Twist
15 Oblique Crunch L
15 Oblique Crunch R
15 Side Plank Pulses L
15 Side Plank Pulses R
CLICK HERE to watch the instructional video to learn all the moves and follow along with Steve.
Need More What?
Most of us don’t need more exercises to follow – we need more motivation to do the exercises we already know. However, as soon as I write a post about a new exercise or workout routine, people flock to it like bees to honey. bzzzzzz!
Fresh new moves are not only great to learn, they can give you a new boost of motivation as well – and staying motivated is half the battle.
The Best Beach Buns
Since everyone loves a good butt and leg workout, and bikini season is now officially here, what better buns are there than volleyball players. I mean LOOK at that body!! I just looked at PAGES of volleyball players and almost every single one of them had amazing buns and legs! They squat, they lunge and jump their butts into wedgie worthy shape – and you can too!
Get ready to sweat & tone that Beautiful Bikini Bottom!
BEACH BODY WARM UP
Bcx Express™ Warm Up
BIKINI BOTTOM WORKOUT
20 Crisscross Squat (Burn fat & tone those thighs!)
20 Sumo Squat (Glutes & inner thigh – go deep!)
20 Overhead Walking Lunges
20 Curtsy/LEFT (Keep weight off back leg!)
20 Runner’s Pose Stomp/LEFT (Burn those buns!!)
20 Runner’s Pose Stomp/RIGHT
(Repeat 3 X with no rest between exercises)
NOTE: Consistency trumps any one killer workout any day – so remember, no matter how awesome you think this one workout is, commit to staying consistent and repeating this workout on a regular basis.
Tell me. What keeps you motivated? What kind of motivation do you need and enjoy the most? Do you like words that pierce the heart of all your excuses? Do you like to see crazy fit bodies that remind you someone is reaching their goals and that someone could be you too if you got off your butt? Do you love a new workout routine and new move to try in the gym? What is it that moves you to put your tennis shoes on and Get-R-Done? My inquiring mind wants to know! 😉