Now that summer is here, are you bikini body ready?
Are you confident enough to bare all?
Or will you be among many women hiding underneath your beach towel this summer?
I am currently working with a number of women whipping them into shape so they are confident enough to bare all on their summer vacations.
What I thought I do is reveal 3 of my secrets, so you too can be bikini body ready!
1. 5 Meals A Day
My first secret is all about what goes into your mouth on a daily basis, after all your diet is 80% of the battle when it comes to a bikini body.
If you don’t already, start to eat 5 small meals each day.
Breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid afternoon snack and dinner.
Eat protein with each meal, so for example eggs, chicken breasts, lean meat, fish, nuts and pulses.
Include carbohydrates with your protein.
So lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, making sure that you stay away from heavy carbohydrates (brown rice, brown pasta) in the evenings and concentrate on eating plenty of vegetables with your chicken, fish or lean meat.
This piece of advice is not just for now.
It must be an ongoing process that you must follow every day.
Always stay away from processed foods and only eat healthy, natural and nutritious foods.
2. Circuit Training
My second secret is circuit training.
This includes a lower body exercise followed by an upper body exercise interspersed with short bursts of cardio or combining a lower and upper body exercise working multiple muscles at once.
Both are fantastic ways of burning body fat and increasing your lean muscle.
This will then fire up your metabolism, which helps you get a bikini body!
3. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
My third secret is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which uses bursts of high intensity cardio.
Followed by slow intensity periods of recovery and the great thing about this type of training is you can get it over and done with within 20 minutes.
A High Intensity Interval Training session may look something like this.
20 seconds of all out sprinting followed by 40 seconds of slow recovery.
Do these 15 times and there you have your workout completed.
This type of training is also great using an elliptical trainer, bike or rower but the out and out winner would definitely be sprinting.
If you have an injury and cannot sprint my next favourite would be a stationary spinning bike.
With High Intensity Interval Training, your metabolism will be spiked and you will continue to burn fat for up to 24 hours after you have finished working out.
Imagine, 9 hours after finishing your workout, you sat in your office or your car but are still burning fat!
High Intensity Interval Training definitely burns more calories than low intensity cardio.
As we know lose weight, we must burn more calories than we consume.
HIIT is fantastic for getting the body into shape fast, ready for you to show off.
Start following my 3 secrets to a bikini body today and you will have heads turning as you walk along the beach this summer.
Designed by Jan Ferruggia – former softball player with a Bachelor Of Science In Exercise Movement, Bikini Body Workout is an e-learning program especially for women wanting to look and feel great physically, mentally and emotionally.