The winter blahs…we all get them. Day in and day out of grey skies and cold temps. We just want the beach, blue skies, warm air and palm trees.
We book those warm weather vacations and count down the days. We say to ourselves, “This time, I am wearing that great swimsuit and I will look fantastic. I may even brek out my bikini”
We have it in our mind that we are getting beach ready! Then excuses and the winter blahs set in and out of nowhere we are t-minus 3 weeks away from hopping on that plane and you realize, your goals didn’t align with your effort-eeek!!
Here are some tips to get vacation ready fast:
-try on your bathing suit (you too men) – take your measurements so you can track your progress
-take your pic in your bathing suit and keep it close, its a great reminder of why you are making changes!!
-put your family on notice … no more junk!
-clean out the cupboards – the less temptation there is, the better you will stay the course!
-grocery shop and have your meal plan prepared. Make sure you are packing your lunches, you have healthy snacks ready to go. If you are stuck, you will look for the quickest option and that usually is fast food or a restaurant–no excuses, be prepared.
-plan your workouts – you need to workout everyday, end of discussion. No sympathy here from me. You put this off, so now its time to get hardcore!
-enlist the support of family and friends – you dont want to be covered up your entire vacation or not be willing to take some pictures.
-drink water like it is your job – 3-4L everyday – no negotiations here
-stay positive! your hard earned money has gone into this trip, so stick with this plan so you can enjoy your time off
-there are no deals – you can’t say “I will eat this muffin and not eat lunch” or “I will workout twice as hard tomorrow” no deals!
-speaking of muffins…no processed carbs…NONE. If it has a label, don’t eat it! JERF-just eat real food.
-you know you will be happier if you feel better…so, do the work. Buckle down and commit to fit!
Once you get off that plane you will have all of the confidence in the world walking along the beach!