6 steps to achieving your summer bod
It isn’t uncommon that the phrase when winter rolls around is, “this is the time period for me to work out to get my perfect summer bod!”. Then when summer rolls around, you try to work out and expect the perfect summer bod to happen over the span of a week. It’s no secret that this is a very common issue. In order to help fix this issue, here are 6 easy and affordable steps to help you achieve your dream summer body.
1. Aim to drink 1-1.5 liters of water every day
Water is your best friend when it comes to aiming toward your summer bod. It’s always a great idea to have a bottle of water on you at all times, because sometimes when you think you’re hungry it’s your body telling you that you’re actually dehydrated. So, drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated, as well as keeping your fluids up when you are working out.
2. Have healthy snacks on hand
We all have busy lives, often too busy to eat. Having small healthy snacks in your bag or a secret stash in your desk at work will keep you from buying something unhealthy when you’re really hungry. Maybe try some of the Coconut Protein Balls! Not only are they delicious and the crowd fav! The protein will give you that extra little energy kick you need to get you through the day.
3. Always have 3 meals a day, with small snacks in-between
When it comes to being healthy, nutrition is 80%. Exercise is 20%. So, if you are looking to cut down on your calories, nutrition is imperative. Try to cut down on the bad carbs and fats completely and cut down on sugar. I know, this means no chocolate, or not as much… but nutrition and eating healthy doesn’t have to be completely bland. Movement Food’s new range of lunch and dinner meals, both vegan and non-vegan friendly, add a spice and hit of flavor to healthy eating.
4. Exercise regularly… even if it’s a walk
Although nutrition is a big part of health, exercise is still important. It is good to exercise regularly, as it helps to tone and build up your muscle mass, and to cut down that fat mass. Working out doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go to a gym and pay for a membership. Working out at home is just as productive! Check out Movement Food’s blog on “building a better booty without the gym”. There are so many alternative exercise plans that you can use around the house with household objects. Exercise regularly as it also releases endorphins. These endorphins will help you to feel confident in yourself and feel confident about your perfect summer bod that you’ve worked so hard to achieve!
5. Plan out all your workouts and meals
It’s always good to have an idea of what you’re going to be working towards. By planning out your meals and workouts, you then have a concrete idea of what you need to do in order to achieve your goal. If this seems like a lot of work, let us cut that worry in half and provide you with a meal plan! You can choose whether you’d like MF’s set meal plan for 5 or 7 days from $119. Or, if you’re more of a picky eater, you can browse the menu at your leisure and select the “build your own” option for either 5 or 7 days that starts from just $195!
6. Be motivated to achieve your goal!
The true step to achieving your perfect summer bod, is to be motivated to achieve your goal! Be motivated to eat healthily and to continue to commit to that long after you’ve achieved your goal. Be motivated to work-out regularly and continue to keep a toned physique. Motivation is at the root of whether you will achieve your goals or not. MF’s wide selection of nutritious meals and juices can contribute towards the motivation to eat healthily, as well as their extensive list of blogs that give advice on nutrition and exercise.