By Priscilla Arvizu |Staff Writer|
Two-piece bikinis and Speedo season is almost here. If summer has found you unprepared, this is the best time to start paying attention to your look.
Summer is one of the most beautiful seasons: hot weather, breezy, colorful clothes and holidays. However, this season can also be frustrating when you have some extra pounds.
“Dressing for summer is a challenge at times; attending the gym definitely helps,” said student Jeremy Solavan.
Ladies strut your stuff! You can’t wait to put on your summer dresses, daisy duke shorts and bikinis that have been resting peacefully in your closet during the past few chilly months.
Men, I bet you would love to show off a fit bod at the beach, soaking in more than just sunrays and all those dreamy stares from beach babes.
If you want to look FAB for those outings then make sure you save some time for yourself to get your body back in shape and achieve a stunning silhouette.
Regardless of how much weight a woman wants to shake off, everybody needs adjustment here and there, be it the waist, buttocks or thigh area.
“My advice is to eat clean. Also, come to reality. Start working out six months before summer because results don’t just happen in a month,” said student Dayna Tartt.
Today I provide you with some useful tips that many fit students provided me with regarding their exercise routine and daily diet.
However, every person is different so do what’s best for you.
When it comes to your food intake it is important to follow a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits and pay attention to quantities.
Foods that are rich in proteins will boost the metabolic processes in your body and help you to achieve a better shape.
Another major factor is water.
“Always stay hydrated through the duration of your workout,” said student and Rec Center employee Kwabs Atuahene.
With training it is a great idea to vary and mix cardio exercises every week or on a regular basis.
The best way to move all of your muscles is to work different muscle groups every day.
“Yoga is my form of fitness I enjoy it even more outdoors with my mom,” said student Jordan Munoz.
Motivation is all over media images and a social media trend right now are the use of hashtags such as #fitspiration or #fitspo for short.
“Instagram is one of my motivations I like to post pictures of working out and using hashtags like #fitspo,” said student Tomas Solis.
Fitspo is used to describe something that helps inspire people with healthy eating and exercise.
Fitspo posts are commonly recipes, inspirational stories, exercise plans or photos of fit men or women for the purpose of motivating like-minded people.
“Cardio is the best, I am motivated to work out four to five times per week,” said student Anthony Ramirez.
Incorporating any type of workout regime and healthy eating can lead to a healthier lifestyle and have you pulling off your favorite summer outfits and showing off your summer bod with confidence.