If you’ve spent the last couple of weeks procrastinating, knowing that spring break is creeping up on you, it’s about time to get your little behinds in gear. Most of you only have about two weeks left to get those bikini-worthy bodies before your spring break trips. But don’t go getting all defeated just yet! Two weeks is still plenty of time to get that perfect spring break body.
Cut out all forms of sugar and clean up your diet
You know refined carbs and useless starches are bad for you, but sugar and gluten (found in wheat) have also been seriously implicated in slowing down the body’s fat-burning process. BTW: This includes alcohol, which is a sugar! You should also be watching your fruit intake. An ounce or two per day of blueberries with a low-fat Greek yogurt or a half of banana in a whey protein shake is all you might want to do if fat-burning is your goal. Add a fish oil supplement or let a fat burning supplement do the work for you. Your diet accounts for about 75 percent of your weight and waistline, so exercise alone wont do it.
Find the right fitness class or weight program
Do you lack motivation when left to workout on your own? Tough group fitness classes that meet regularly and have a devoted following can help get you in terrific shape fast. With the right group of people and your fullest effort, significant change is bound to happen quickly. Go to your local gyms and explore which classes you like and which of them will fit into your busy schedule then go from there. If your looking for quick results, fitness classes will do you right.
Self-motivated types should try interval training
Runners and athletes do intervals high-speed sprints of two minutes or so interspersed with lower-intensity trots of about three minutes to improve their time, endurance and VO2 level (lung capacity). For the rest of us, intervals surprise the body into working really hard to figure out how to adjust, so it burns mucho calories. You can often pack this type of training into 25 minutes. Not a fan of the treadmill? Try intervals in the form of TRX training or with kettlebells.