Who’s ready to kick it into high gear just in time for Summer? After hibernating all Winter long, it’s nice to see the sun shining and birds chirping. With Summer just around the corner, it’s time to get serious about our fitness goals to achieve our “Summer bodies”. Everyone wants to look slim and sexy in those shorts and bikinis, so why not jumpstart your workout and meal plan with these healthy lifestyle tips.
To get Summertime fine, I like to really focus in on areas that I would like to improve, like toning my arms, stomach and legs. I stick to high intensity workouts and utilize interval training in short sessions to get the heartrate up and fat burning. Abs are made in the kitchen right, so to see those results we must me cognizant of the foods we eat.
For me, I like to start off my day with a balanced breakfast eating clean foods. I scramble two eggs with cheese in the morning to get a good source of protein and fat, and also make a fresh smoothie from Daily Harvest to get my fruits and vegetables in early. My favorite smoothies are the Acai + Cherry and Ginger + Greens which are great for detoxing and giving you boosts of energy throughout the day. For three free cups with your first purchase, use code RE-RHRGYV7 at checkout.
For lunch, I’m usually eating on-the-go, so I need a quick and easy meal that is packed with nutrients. I really enjoy the meals from Freshly that provides healthy options for busy people right to your doorstep. I usually filter by calories and select the meals that have the lowest calories and the least amount of carbohydrates. It can’t get easier than that!
After the gym, it’s time to start winding down for the night. When I don’t want to eat any too heavy, I will have a salad or a Meal Replacement Shake like Garden of Life Meal Replacement Power. This organic raw plant based protein powder is great for curbing your appetite. It’s also Vegan and gluten-free for those who are intolerant.
The true key to getting into an exercise and eating routine is to be consistent. To help me stay on track with meals and avoid eating too late at night, I like to do intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is when you voluntarily withstand from eating any foods or drinks for a duration of time for your body to go into ketosis, which is the fat burning state. It should not be done by anyone that is already underweight, but can be incorporated into every day life to prevent and possibly cure diseases. I like to use the Life app to keep track of how many hours I have been fasting to achieve maximum results. Don’t forget to drink water to stay hydrated to help you reach your goal!