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Gabby Reece’s Tips For Getting Ready For Summer
Are you ready for the sunshine? Warmer weather? Bathing suit season? I know that makes some (including me!) cringe, so I am excited to share some tips from fitness expert Gabby Reece today!
According to a recent survey by Balance Bar, 43% of Americans feel most balanced during the summer! Makes sense to me – sunshine always helps me feel more balanced 🙂 As we’re approaching June 21st, it’s the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the beautiful weather and start feeling more balanced.
Here are some of Gabby Reece’s tips for smart eating and staying active that help her feel more balanced. Let’s all try some of them at home to feel good inside and out as we get ready for summer!
Make it your own
There is not one right way to get it done. There is the right way that works for you. When it comes to eating healthy, find the foods you like and implement those into your daily diet. The same goes for exercise. If you hate the gym then find something outside that is manageable for you. This is not about torture; this is about creating a lifestyle that you can do week after week.
Watch the calendar
Use summer for motivation to shape up but don’t wait for June 21st. If you wait until summer actually starts, you’ll feel rushed and end up crash dieting or doing a crazy workout schedule. I personally like to keep a calendar in my kitchen and cross off the days as I countdown to bikini weather. The visual reminder – right where you eat – is helpful in keeping you on track.
Sign up a friend
We tend to be more successful at accomplishing some type of exercise if we have an accountability partner. Solicit a friend and maybe use this as your time to connect. You can train for a 5k together or join an outdoor boot camp; there are a lot more options now that the weather is improving.
Plan to snack
Take snacks (like fruit, nuts or a Balance Bar®) wherever you go to prevent mindless eating. If I have an afternoon or early evening workout planned, I make sure to have one of these handy an hour or so before so that I have plenty of energy to get in a good workout.
Variety is key
Make as many meals as you can at home so you can control your nutrition. These are some of Gabby’s favorite recipes, fresh and full of veggies for springtime! To keep things interesting and fresh at my house, I try to rotate foods. One night I may go for something heavier with veggies and grains, and then the next night focus on proteins. I really try to change up the food and create a great deal of variety.
Each day is a new chance and it’s never too late
If you fall out of your summer shape up routine one day, don’t sweat it. Forgive yourself and move on – and just keep moving!
- Check out some of Gabby’s favorite fitness moves
- Learn more about Gabby’s tips for balancing fitness and a busy schedule
- Participate in the Summer Shape Up Twitter Chat with Gabby Reece on May 19th at 4pmEst.
Looking for some information on getting in shape? Check out these posts too:
- 8 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
- Tips to Help You Get Fit For Spring
- Tips to Help You Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle