So we booked our holiday 6 months ago….fast forward to 8 weeks before the holiday, panic strikes and we join a gym in hope that we will be beach ready in time.
Everyone’s goals are different to be beach ready but if we want to get a six pack or have better shape or even get more muscular, 6-8 weeks isn’t going to cut it unfortunately. A washboard stomach and glutes of steel can take years to be build.
Reality is it will take a good 10-12 weeks to see major changes in a physique sometimes less if people are extremely strict. Which means no alcohol, no treats, a very clean diet and training a lot at the gym!
But let’s not get disheartened if we don’t look like a magazine cover model on holiday after only 6 weeks of a lifestyle change.
Also bear in mind these models are airbrushed! What we see in magazines isn’t always real.
If you shudder at the thought of getting half naked..DON’T! We are all beautiful and should appreciate what we have, our bodies are amazing! Be proud of who you are.
Unfortunately though not all of us are happy or confident in our own skin and hide away. It has taken me years to accept who I am and im still not 100% happy but who is?! However, I believe if you want something bad enough you will do anything to get it! So thats why I am always striving to be the best I can be.
If we booked a holiday 6 months ago, that was the ideal time to join the gym and start adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Crash diets, detox’s and starving ourselves do not work!! Why torture ourselves?! I can guarantee most people give up after a few weeks. This isn’t good for our health or mindset.
Don’t get me wrong, starting the journey at anytime is a good thing and people will see results in this time but peoples expectations need to be realistic.
So start the journey now, even small changes can make a big difference to our overall health.
Take a look at my suggestions below.
Join a gym.
Buy a workout dvd to do at home.
Walk or bike to work.
Start a fitness class or bootcamp in the local area.
Plan meals for the week.
Take lunches and snacks to work. (This will save money too which means more spending money for the holiday!)😉
Drink 2-3 litres of water a day.
Reduce sugar and salt in take.
Don’t binge at the weekends. Have 1 treat to keep cravings a bay.
Also take a look at my other posts about healthy snacks and recipe ideas.
All of the above tips will make a huge difference 6-8 weeks before a holiday.
One final message from me..
Be happy, Be Healthy and Enjoy your holiday!
#girlvstupperware #loveyourbody #beachready