Summer is just around the corner! Which means it’s almost time to put on your swimsuits, pull out the lounge chairs, and hang out at the beach!
We’re all beautiful no matter our shape or size. However, some people may feel more confident putting on their bikinis after getting into better shape. And confidence is key! Here are my top tips that you can implement throughout the next few months to ensure that you reach your fitness goals and feel your best for bathing suit season:
Make a Fitness Plan and Stick to It
You may just be at the beginning of your journey. You have to make sure that you’re using the next couple of months as efficiently as possible. I recommend having an effective, customized meal, training and supplement program that is made for you by a personal trainer or online coach. This will give you a guideline to help you reach your fitness goals.
Find a Support System to Keep You Accountable
Find a support system that will encourage you stick to your plan. I can’t stress this enough! Why? Surrounding yourself with likeminded individuals will help keep you in the right mindset. If you’re looking for a group that will lift you up and support you, check out our Magnum Nation Transformation Challenge that begins May 11th! There are prizes awarded to the winners of the challenge which offers a great incentive. There’s also a private Facebook group full of hundreds of people there to encourage each other to reach their goals.
Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail
You will have to plan for success if you want to reach your expectations with a fitness program! You’ll be able to plan your day around important tasks like workouts and meal prep by scheduling them out. Otherwise you’ll likely end up squeezing these things into your busy day. Or worse, they won’t get done at all!
Take The Right Supplements
You should have a proper supplement schedule in addition to a fitness and nutrition plan. You will reach your fitness goals sooner and more efficiently by incorporating high quality supplements. Try including a thermogenic fat burner such as Heat. This will raise your body’s core temperature and keep you in a fat burning state all day. Or if you want to feel leaner and tighter within a few days, try incorporating a hormone optimizing product like E-Brake! If you are planning on taking some photos at the beach, start using Drip Dry a couple of weeks beforehand. This will ensure that you get rid of any excess water weight and show up in your swimsuit as tight and dry as possible!
Get Sweaty! But Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
While we definitely encourage getting sweaty, we don’t want you to stress about “being ready in time”! Having too much stress can cause your body to release a hormone called cortisol. If you’re constantly stressed, your body will continually release cortisol which in turn can: alter your appetite, reduce your body’s ability to burn fat, and your body’s desire to store fat may be increased. So don’t sweat the small stuff! At the end of the day be thankful that you have the ability to work out and are doing your best to achieve a healthier and happier you!
Emily is a Team Magnum Athlete and a Magnum Business Development Specialist. She is also a certified personal trainer, a National level Bikini Competitor and a grilled cheese connoisseur 😉