5 Tips to Get in Shape in Time for Summer
Ready or not, summer is on its way! Are you starting to break a sweat… not because of the temperature outside, but because you realized you put your fitness on the back burner during the winter and summer months? Fortunately with FizzUp fitness training, you can get back on the right track with a few simple tips that will help you get your body back. Ready to get in shape in time for summer with FizzUp?
1 | SET YOUR GOAL
Want to get in shape in time for summer but you don’t have a specific goal in mind? Try to define it clearly and spot all the potential challenges. Then, determine the steps you need to take that will help you reach this goal. For example, if you want to lose weight, eating a more balanced diet (made easier when you sign up for the FizzUp Nutrition Guide) and staying physically active are the keys to success. Set a specific date that you want to have reached your goal by. Keep it reasonable and give yourself enough time to reach it, because Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Do the same if you want to tone or build your muscles. To build your physique, you’ll also need to balance out your diet depending on how often you’re physically active.
2 | GET ORGANIZED
When your goal is clearly set, you might enjoy creating a FizzUp motivation board. Using a cork board, you can create a visual that inspires and motivates you to get moving every day without losing sight of your goal. Post photos of those who’ve inspired you to get back in shape, photos of delicious dishes or mentors who guide you, such as the FizzUp trainer. You can also post photos of you doing your workout. Anything that’s connected to the goal you want to reach! Brighten it up with colored clothes pins or fun shapes. You can also write a motivational or inspirational quote on it, such as: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi), “If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.” (Dave Weinbaum), “Your motivation is you!” (the FizzUp trainer) or “Sweat today, smile tomorrow”. Try using some motivational quotes as your computer or mobile phone’s desktop image
3 | GET BACK INTO WORKING OUT
To get in shape in time for summer, you’ve got to start working out! There’s no way you’ll be able to tone your body without exercise. But you don’t need to go running for hours and hours: this change would be too radical for your lifestyle and this routine could be too hard for you to keep up with. The most important thing is to choose a physical activity that you enjoy that makes it easy for you to get moving again. Keep an open slot in your schedule when you can do it. This will keep you from getting frustrated and guarantee some time for you to relax.
Besides this activity, opt for a fitness method like FizzUp that works to sculpt your body at home. This fitness training app is free and doesn’t require any equipment. The strength training exercises we give you will help you sculpt your body with cardio exercises that burn fat for up to 48 hours after exercise (called the “afterburn effect”). All you need is 20 minutes of exercise at home, every other day, to get results. Rather than crash on your couch when you get home from work, bust out your exercise mat and open the app. Get encouraged by the entire FizzUp community and feel a sense of accomplishment when you’re done.
4 | GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Getting regular and restful sleep is essential if you want to get in shape in time for summer. Many people overlook how much the time you spend sleeping affects your everyday life and how fit you feel, but this is one of your main sources of energy for the day. When you’re well rested, not only will you function more efficiently during the day, but you’ll also feel an overall boost. It will also make recovery easier after your workout and your work day. And in the morning, FizzUp can even help you to wake up with gentle stretching circuits. When you feel refreshed and alert, your mood can take on anything!
5 | BALANCE OUT YOUR DIET
While running is still good for you, eating a healthier diet is what will help you reach your goal. To get in shape before the summer, you have to watch what you eat. Focus on good fat and seasonal fruits and vegetables, which are high in fiber and highly nutritious. Reduce your carbohydrate intake (bread, pasta, rice, etc.) and keep an eye on the glycemic index values of what you eat.
You can also get into better eating habits with our Nutrition Guide, which we put together with the help of health and nutrition experts. We’ll give you access to balanced recipes on a regular basis so that you can put something on your plate that you enjoy and is good for your overall wellness. To avoid temptations, just don’t buy them! It’s much easier to not give in when cakes and cookies aren’t within reach.
With a surge of motivation, you can turn this summer into the summer of change! Now you know what to do to get in shape in time for summer and feel great in your own skin. With the FizzUp trainer’s guidance, a healthy mind in a healthy body is waiting for you! And don’t forget to share your FizzUp motivation board with us!