Spring Shape-Up

Ten fit tips to get your body rockin’ for warm weather

Spring is here and that means the summer sun is only a few months away! Ahh, where did the time go? Time is a tickin’ and what are YOU focusing on to become more fit for summer? Fitness can become overwhelming when you focus too much on society’s view of being fit. When in doubt, always look to the people who are more knowledgeable about fitness or people who actually living a healthy lifestyle! Think about your goals, and why you want to set out to achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle! Don’t let the little things throw you off, because sometimes those little things are really the BIG things!

Here are ten FIT TIPS to get your body rockin’ for warm weather:

DRINK MORE WATER. The energy burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively! Aim for a gallon a day!

SMALLER meals more FREQUENTLY. Eat every 2-3 hours, starting as soon as you wake up. This will keep your blood sugar levels stable and provide a steady source of energy to fuel metabolism.

LOG what you eat. Keep track of caloric intake. Weight loss is simple… calories in versus calories out!

EAT more GREENS. Veggies are so full of nutrients and are low in calories.

WEIGHTS and CARDIO. Weights are so crucial when it comes to fat loss. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. Cardio is also important— knock it out in the morning and you will raise your metabolism all day!

FIND an EXERCISE buddy. Having someone waiting on you is a lot easier to get yourself motivated to get your booty to the gym! Find a workout buddy who can be a good influence on you :)

WEIGH yourself weekly. The number on the scale doesn’t make who you are, but it does help keep track of your progress. You can then figure out where you are from where you want to be!

SET goals and rewards. Set up a reasonable goal for yourself! After you hit your goal, reward yourself! For me, I love buying new workout clothes or workout shoes! Whatever it may be, always make sure you are rewarding yourself for your hard work!

ENJOY a TREAT meal. A treat meal is also a reward for your hard work. It’s not a cheat because you are working hard throughout the week and you EARN it! ONE treat meal a week, ladies! One whole day of binging can throw you off. I save my TREAT MEAL for the last meal of the day, making it a little easier to stay on track!

HAVE FUN and STAY POSITIVE! Being fit is a journey, not a destination! It will take time, dedication and determination! It is a lifestyle change, and let’s face it, we all can’t eat what we did when we were 10 ;) Have fun being fit and make it a FUN and rewarding journey!

Being healthy and fit definitely doesn’t come easy. But as long as you set your mind to it… you can achieve it! In life, the things we appreciate are the things we have to work the hardest for! Make up your mind NOW and COMMIT to be fit! I PROMISE you won’t regret it! Till next time stay dedicated and determined to your goals and always remember, “The Skye’s the Limit!”

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Skye Taylor

Skye is an IFBB Bikini Pro and is currently the spokesmodel/sponsored athlete of Champion Nutrition USA.

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