The winter months are coming to an end, and for most high school and college students this is what’s next… spring break! So after months of comfort foods, partying, and maybe not working out like one should, spring break is the start to what’s coming. After spring break, you know that Memorial Day is soon on the way, and then summer time! So how do you get your body in the shape that you’d want it?
First of all, watch what you eat. It’s time to clean up your diet. Get rid of all junk foods, fried foods, fatty foods, sodas, and alcohol. Incorporate healthy fat in to your diet; in example, small portions of olive oil or avocado. Eat 5-6 small meals a day to help increase your metabolism and also help you avoid cravings by keeping you full throughout the day. Also, drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins in your body.
Next, exercise. Realistically, in one month you’re not going to lose 50 pounds, but you can drop fat and tone up your body. Incorporate cardio in to your daily routine 3-5 times a week. You can do different types of cardio to switch it up, such as running, biking, or swimming. To tone up, you will have to figure out a regimen that works for you. Try doing three sets of lunges, squats, and bicycle crunches. Each week change up your workout routine to keep you from getting bored, and to help maximize results.
By incorporating healthy eating and exercising, you should be well on your way to the look that you want for this year’s spring break!
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