I’ll admit it, I don’t get the whole “fast diet” before vacation. We’ve all got bikini bodies, we should all be proud. But you know how it is, we want to feel our best on vacation, which sometimes means working out hard before enjoying the vacay. It turns out getting that flat tummy isn’t as easy as the models make out and abs certainly don’t appear overnight. But for some of us, we’re still waiting for the next Monday to get our butts into gear! And now that it’s the season for bikinis the pressure is most definitely on! But I’ll share my tips and tricks so you can get the stomach you want in time for the beach!
Beat the bloat
We’ve all heard a million times what foods are healthy and what isn’t, but do we know what foods to eat to stop bloating? My number one tip to a flat stomach is eating food that prevents bloating! Even raw veggies, which are super healthy anyway can keep water stored in your body and make your stomach appear bloated. So my best advice would be to steam your veggies for a yummy meal that will leave your tummy flat later. Another important tip to remember is to eat foods low in salt. Salty foods make the body retain water, making you look bloated!
Go hard the week before
Having an exercise routine is important year round, but if you really wanna impress on holiday, then a week before go extra hard in the gym! All the pain will be worth it for some great beach pics. Pay more attention to your core than you usually would, to ensure your ab muscles are at their ABS-olute best.
Abs all day
Even when you can’t make it to the gym and are glued to the desk, keep your stomach pulled in and tense the muscles when you can. This will train your stomach to naturally lay flat whilst working the muscles, and you’re not even standing up – my favorite kind of workout.
We all have our favorite bikini babes on Instagram we love to stalk, and before I go on vacation I love to look at their pages not just for fashion inspo, but as motivation to my butt in the gym! Some of them share some useful workout tips too. Having a goal is great to keep you on track, and will make all the hard work and clean eating worth it when your abs are looking Insta-worthy.
Confidence is the best accessory
Having confidence in yourself is the best way to keep you standing straight! That’s right, confidence doesn’t just change your mind and soul for the better, it affects the way you look. So stop doubting yourself, and see yourself for what you are – a fit, beautiful, independent woman who deserves this vacation. Confidence will keep you going and motivated, it will also stay with you when you’re not pumping the iron – and that is always a positive!
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