Do these 4 things to be bikini-ready by spring
By Brittany Anas
Some time last March you might have given your “future self” a plea that went something like this: Note to self — allow more than six days prior to Spring Break to get ready for the beach. We love you just the way you are. But, here’s a gentle reminder to that illustrious “future self” that now is a good time to start getting ready for swimsuit season. We’re less than two months away from the start of Spring Breaks — which might be hard to remember if you were scraping ice off your windshield this morning and are bundled up in bulky sweaters.
Here’s four things to do between now and mid-March so that when it comes time to put on a bathing suit, you’ll be feeling confident.
- Enact a new eating rule and make it a habit. We’re not the boss of you, so we’ll just throw out some ideas and you choose. No more eating in the car. (Granola crumbs are impossible to vaccuum up anyway). Only eat when you’re sitting down at a table and not distracted. Avoid the bread basket when you go out to eat. Eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal or snack. Make it a rule that you can stick to.
- Sit ups and twists. Pull out your yoga mat and get 100 sit ups in a day or scorch love handles with 50 Russian twists in a day. Come March, we’ll bet you’ll have a tighter tummy. (Below is a good video on how to do Russian Twists — you just need a small weight or medicine ball).
- Limit TV watching to while on the treadmill. Fitness equipment is on major sale right now, with retailers recognizing that we have fitness resolutions to fulfill. Fitness machines are 30 percent off at K-Mart, plus you’ll save with more than 100 coupons from ShopAtHome.com and earn 3 percent Cash Back, too. (See how many calories you can burn while watching some of your favorite shows, like Breaking Bad and New Girl). If you’re short on space check out a foldable piece of exercise equipment like this exercise bike from K-Mart that is on sale for $113.99.
- Swap out a snack for a lower-cal option: Instead of that scoop of chocolate ice cream opt for a lower-calorie, lower-fat Fudgsicle after dinner. Or, instead of that fun-sized bag of candy you grab on a whim in the afternoon, get your sweet fix with a clementine. The small change will eliminate at least a couple hundred calories a week.
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