Friday, July 31, 2009

Three Steps to Fit into your Bikini next week!

It's never too late! Look in the mirror and say: Yes you can wow your friends at the beach or pool party next week!

*Step 1: Control your Eating Habits! It's so simple and so easy! If you find yourself reaching for a muffin or spooning sugar into your Latte, STOP and think of how FIT you will look if you just say NO! If you're trying to look curvier in your bikini (like me), then choose larger portions of lean protein, and whole grain breads rather than Dimple-Producing white breads and refined sugars! And, if you're trying to lose a couple of inches, then cut portion sizes and stick with the foods that leave you feeling light. Avoid foods that leave you feeling heavy...like a serving of Lasagna would. Veggies, Fruits, Greens, Lean Protein! Consult with your doctor before changing your diet in any way.

*Step 2: Pilates! 2 hours a day will get you sweating, and working those long lean muscles into shape. Pilates lessons can be found online on Youtube or On Demand through your cable provider! Your gym will also definitely have a Pilates Class--Pilates is one of my favorite workouts for building long lean muscle tissue and lengthening the legs and arms. Target Abs, Legs, Hips, Glutes, and your Core. Don't forget your eco-friendly water bottle to keep you hydrated throughout your workouts.

*Step 3: Dance! Cardio can be boring, especially jogging, running, or even cycling. Even the most dedicated spinner may find cycling monotonous. When you're starting something new, you have to make it EXCITING! So find the nearest stereo and turn on some dance music, hit your favorite nightclub dancefloor, or take a dance class at the gym! Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, Swing, or even Belly Dancing will get your heart pumping and you'll have fun at the same time.

Being Fit and Healthy is a lifestyle for me and means more to me than simply fitting into a bikini--it means being Strong Inside and Out! I have a stronger immune system now, I have increased my endurance, and improved my self-confidence and performance overall. This is a Whole Body process connecting Mind-Body-Spirit. When you begin to feel confident as you are, you will begin to see the results you want in life!

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