Summer is quickly approaching and many of us are starting to think about getting ourselves ready for Bikini Season.
You might be worried that you have left it too late to get in shape, but even with a few weeks to go, there is plenty that you can do to look and feel great in your swimwear. Here are nine tips to help you get yourself ready for Bikini Season this summer!
This post is sponsored by Responsival, but all opinions are my own.
Tips for Getting Ready for Bikini Season
Hit the Gym
One of the best ways to get bikini-ready before summer is to hit the gym. Swimming, weightlifting and things like running on a treadmill will help you to burn calories while strengthening muscles and boosting your confidence and mood.
Remember, for the best results you should combine cardio, to build stamina and burn calories, and strength training, to increase metabolism, build muscle, and improve your cardio performance. If you are new to the gym, take things slowly and make sure you always warm up and cool down.
If you can't make it to the gym, or just don't like working out and sweating in front of strangers, you can always work out at home!
Since I went back to blogging full time last year, I have been putting in so much time at my desk that I have had no time for anything else. Combine the fact that I just got married a few months ago, and I have been working 10 and 12 hour days some days...I have gained 15 pounds this year.
I just recently got the new Cubii Total Body+, which is an Under Desk Seated Elliptical.
Cubii Total Body+ is a 2-in-1 Under Desk Seated Elliptical Compact Workout Machine
The Cubii Total Body+ is a 2-in-1 Under Desk Seated Elliptical is a fantastic way to workout at your desk that allows you to get a work out in while seated, but you can use it to work out your WHOLE body!
Designed to conveniently fit into compact spaces, the Cubii Total Body+ is a low-impact elliptical builds lower-body strength and cardio while the ergonomic pulleys provide a smooth rowing motion, increasing upper-body strength & mobility.
The Bluetooth-enabled Cubii Total Body+ combines the low-impact cardio of an elliptical with the ergonomic pulley system of a rowing machine. The compact, portable design enables a full-body workout experience from wherever you love to sit.
The Cubii Total Body+ is a Under-desk elliptical designed with you in mind:
- Upper-body and lower-body strength training in one compact device
- Bluetooth-enabled display syncs workout data to Cubii app and health tracking devices
- 12 levels of resistance
- Whisper-quiet, low-impact functionality
Low-Impact Seated Elliptical with Rowing Motion
The elliptical motion and smooth pulley system helps increase strength and mobility.
12 Remotely Adjustable Levels of Resistance
Bluetooth connectivity lets you adjust 12 levels of lower body, elliptical resistance directly from the Cubii App for a fully customized, full-body workout that matches your comfort and ability.
Pound The Pavement
The gym is effective, but it isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are other ways to burn calories and build strength. Walking or jogging outdoors is a great hobby with countless benefits.
Connects to the Cubii mobile app via Bluetooth, allowing you to sync your progress across our app, Apple Watch, Fitbit, and HealthKit. Access Studio+ classes to join the thousands of striders who are building strength, burning calories, and reaching their health and wellness goals in the Cubii Communitii™.
Practice Daily Yoga
Yoga is one of the best ways to get bikini-ready. Yoga burns calories and strengths your muscles, but it also reduces stress, boosts your mental health, and improves your posture, which can help you to stand taller and look slimmer and leaner in your bikini.
Drink More Water
Drinking more water can help you to eat less, keep you hydrated and help to decrease bloating. It can also keep your skin clear and boost your complexion.
Eat More Protein
Protein helps you to feel fuller for longer, making it easier to eat less. It can also help you to build muscle and recover from a workout faster. Foods that are high in protein include:
Reduce Your Portion Sizes
Cutting things from our diet can be difficult. Eating less of them can be much easier and just as effective. Try to reduce portion sizes at mealtimes, and cut yourself half slices of treats like cakes so that you don’t have to go without them.
Supplement Your Diet
The best way to lose weight is to take control of your diet, but supplements can help. Something simple like a multivitamin can boost your energy levels and make exercise easier.
Adding whey protein or similar can help you to build muscle faster and a tried and tested fat burner can help you to shed the pounds healthily. Make sure you read reviews and guidance before choosing a fat burner that’s right for your lifestyle, age, and body type.
Reduce Your Salt Intake
Most of us feel bloated at times. Even when we’re slim and our tummies are toned, bloating can make them appear fuller and rounder. Drinking more water and eating smaller portions can help you to avoid bloating, but so can eating less salt. Try to choose foods that are low in salt and stop adding extra salt when you cook.
Take Care of Your Skin
Glowing, lightly tanned skin can help us to feel better on the beach. Drinking water and eating healthily will help, but a good skin care routine with exfoliation, massage to boost circulation and moisturizer to soften and hydrate will help your skin to stay soft, firm, and youthful.
Remember, being bikini ready is as much about how you feel as how you look. Even the slimmest, most toned people can feel insure in a tiny bikini on the beach. Looking after yourself can help to boost your confidence, and taking the time to shop for a bikini that you love and that suits your body is another great idea.