SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER TIME.
Has there ever been more of a summer anthem than that? Nope, don’t think so.
I’m in full-on summer prep mode over here and thought this was the perfect topic for Girl Talk Tuesday.
Swimsuit season is already in full swing here in Nashville so I thought I’d share what I’m doing to try to get bikini(ish) ready for summer 2021 and our upcoming beach vacation.
As I look through all of my old swimsuit photos preparing for this post, I’m feeling all sorts of feelings. I definitely don’t look the same now as I did pre-baby, which who ever does?
But even sadder, I don’t look the same now as I do pre-Covid. Let’s be honest, we probably all ate our feelings the past year in quarantine.
So unless you were on Team Get-in-Shape through quarantine, chances are you are probably feeling pretty similar to me right about now.
Tips to get your Summer Body Ready – Girl Talk Tuesday
1. Give yourself grace. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will a healthy, strong body.
2. Be realistic. Don’t expect to meet your goals in an unreasonable amount of time.
3. Be thankful. If you have your health, be thankful for the body God gave you and that it’s been serving you well. Instead of focusing on all of the negatives, focus on the positives.
4. Make good choices. Skip the crash diets and make good choices when it comes to food. Stop seeing it as a reward and shift your focus to food being fuel.
5. Don’t punish yourself. Don’t starve yourself or completely deprive yourself of everything your body wants and/or needs. Find ways to keep your sanity, like a healthy dessert option from time to time.
6. Drink tons of water. Often hunger is confused with thirst, so be sure that you’re staying fully hydrated.
7. Stop the late night snacking. There’s a reason why intermittent fasting is all the rage right now. I am personally trying to cut off all snacking after dinner. There’s no reason why I need to put additional calories into my body to just sit in my stomach at bedtime.
8. Find a workout buddy. When you have someone to hold you accountable, it’s harder to skip out on the commitments that you’ve made.
9. Stay consistent. Consistency is the bane of my existence. I’ve never had a “best shape of my life” moment and it’s because I’m not consistent with any commitments I make myself.
10. Make failure require a payment. The one way I know that I will absolutely exercise is if I know I’m paying for it and if I miss it, I’m basically throwing money away. Essentially, money is my motivator.
What is your motivator to get your body moving?
Health has been something that has become so important to me since having Kenny. My health since birth hasn’t been stellar and one way I can do my part is moving my body daily.
As I’m working towards my own fitness goals, I’m working on finding swimwear that still makes me feel comfortable in my own skin. Shop some of my favorite swimsuits below.
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