That elusive summer body is waiting for you. However, if you think you can’t achieve it, learn some practical steps to help you reach that goal.
Summer is one of the favored seasons by Americans. It has a decent amount of holidays, such as the fourth of July, and it has one of the favorable weathers of the year. It’s the perfect time to do sports, some outdoor traveling, and go to the beach! Many Americans are making the beaches their prime destination this year. However, many of us have been slacking off during the last year so.
The quarantine has led us to gain a bit more weight than ever. That elusive summer body is slowly leaving our reach. But don’t let that discourage you! Even if you might not achieve the summer body, you need it in the next few months. It’s still worth trying. Additionally, this article is as important to you even if you’re not aiming to have a summer body. It’ll teach you the best ways to stay fit while the pandemic is around. Here are some things you can try to achieve that summer body during the pandemic.
Start Managing Hair Growth
Okay, the first thing you want to do is to start managing your hair growth. You don’t want all that hair on your thighs or armpits once you wear your bikini or favorite beach shorts. A clean waxing service can do the trick for you. But you’re going to need this service starting now and every month until summer finally hits. This is to maintain hair growth on your body. If you wait until summer hits to get waxed, your skin won’t be accustomed to the feeling. It’ll be quite uncomfortable while you’re out there on the beach.
Furthermore, don’t shave your hair! You might think that’s the easiest way to manage hair growth, but if you’re not that experienced in shaving, it’ll lead to uneven hair growth. This is the last thing you want when you’re out there experiencing summer for yourself. One of the things that affect hair growth is the food you eat, which is the next thing you’ll have to manage this pandemic if you want to achieve that perfect summer body.
Manage Your Food Consumption
What you eat and how much you eat will have a greater effect this year when compared to years before. This is because you won’t have access to the necessary gym equipment to stay fit this year.
Keeping an eye out for what you eat doesn’t only mean watching over how much you eat but also what you eat. Unhealthy food from take-outs or those made in ghost kitchens will be detrimental in achieving the body you want before summer. If you don’t know the nutritional value of what you’re going to eat, it’s much safer to avoid it.
The theme right now is homemade rustic food. Food made straight out from your kitchen and estimated by how many calories you need every day will be essential. There are various apps that you can utilize to help you out with this task.
If you think it’s impossible to do because of how busy you are, consider doing your meal preps every weekend. Half-cook the proteins you need so that you only have to cook them for a couple of minutes when you are going to eat. Consider boiling your vegetables so that you only have to stir-fry them on the weekdays. Additionally, place your meals in lunchboxes and measure their weight so that you can monitor how much you eat. Managing your food consumption is one of the essential things you’ll need to do to achieve that summer body.
Exercise as Much as You Can
Gyms have been closed for quite some time, and only a few are opening their doors to customers. Chances are, your local gym is only accommodating a maximum amount of people, and that you’ll have to make an appointment before they can let you in. Do as much exercise as you can, which doesn’t necessarily have to be in your local gym. There are many aerobic exercises you can do in the comfort of your home.
Additionally, walking and jogging all count as exercise, they might not tone your body as much, but they can help you reduce weight. Right now, we’re trying to maximize what we can get out of our quarantine lives, and sometimes it’s not all that much.
Lower Your Expectations
Our expectations play a big part in our perception of the future. Let’s be honest here, most of us won’t achieve the perfect summer body we all want when summer hits. But that doesn’t mean we should give up or be disappointed that we haven’t reached our goal by June or July. Make an expectation based on reality. If you think that you haven’t been working out as much as you can during this pandemic, do your best to maintain your current weight. Remember that the way we look and feel is determined by what we think about ourselves. So keep your chin up and do everything you need to do at your own pace.
Trying to achieve the perfect summer body seems impossible during the pandemic. However, by attuning your thoughts, feelings, and expectations while doing your best, you can make great strides in achieving a weight goal you have been trying to strive for this year. Although it’s not the summer body that you’ve always wanted, it’s one step to reaching that particular goal this year.