If you’re preparing to jet off on holiday, you’re probably excited. But you may also be feeling slightly apprehensive about stripping down to your swimwear. If you’re eager to impress this summer and channel your favourite celebrities, here are some tips to get your body beach-ready.
No pain, no gain!
If you’re an avid follower of the stars on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that most have rigorous training regimes. Even celebrities blessed with fabulous genes put in the effort in the gym. If you’re desperate to look great on the beach, follow in their footsteps and get active. Join the gym or start running after work each day. Try to combine cardio workouts with light strength training to tone and define your muscles. High-intensity interval training is popular with A-listers. You can achieve a lot in a short space of time, so it’s fantastic for those on the go. If you’ve never really exercised before, it may be worth signing up for some personal training sessions. An experienced trainer will help you to build up your strength and stamina gradually and target specific problems. If you’re eager to tone up your tummy, or add definition to your arms, for example, they can tailor your training plan.
Most of us like to lose a little weight before we go on holiday. The best way to lose weight is to eat a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis. Many celebs favour fad diets, such as juicing or cutting out carbohydrates. While this can be an effective way of losing weight quickly, it’s not usually sustainable. You may find that you crave the foods you’ve cut out, and you’re likely to put weight on again once you’ve finished your diet. Instead, adopt a healthy eating plan and stick to it. If you’re used to eating fast food, switching your diet will have incredible long-term benefits for your health and body image.
Try and reduce the amount of alcohol and fizzy drinks you consume. You may be surprised how many calories are in your favourite drinks. A glass of wine, for example, contains the same number of calories as a piece of Madeira cake. If you do fancy a drink at the weekend, go for a single measure of vodka or rum with diet mixer.
It’s no secret that many celebrities have had surgery and cosmetic treatments to enhance their looks. If you long for bigger boobs or leaner thighs, cosmetic surgery may be a solution. If you’re contemplating plastic surgery, do some research and find out as much as you can. Look for reputable surgeons in your area and book some consultations. Your surgeon will be able to go through the ins and outs of treatment with you. Once you have all the relevant information, you can then make a decision.
If you’re panicking about your beach body, take inspiration from your favourite stars. Eat well and train hard. Try and be as confident as possible and don’t be too hard on yourself. If you have problem areas that you want to address, surgery may be an option. But make sure that it’s something you want to do. Not all of us are blessed with flawless figures and sometimes, it’s best to embrace your imperfections.