Classes are almost over, collegiettes—which means so are your excuses that you’ll get yourself into shape once you have more time! Whether you’re looking to tone up or just clean up your diet, here are a few tips for getting ready for bikini season.
1. Commit to getting fit.
No more excuses! Set a gym regimen for yourself for certain days of the week and stick to it. If your school offers group fitness classes, pick a few classes that you’ll commit yourself to going to each week. If you treat these fitness classes like your other classes, going to the gym will be a routine rather than a burden.
2. Drink more water.
Not only is water great for you, but it will also keep you feeling full without the calories. It also lets you flush the toxins out of your body (which sodas and juices won’t do!). Carry a bottle of water with you all day and keep on sipping.
3. Amp up your strength-training regimen.
Do you usually stick to the elliptical or treadmill at the gym? Mix up your cardio routine by working with some free weights. Lifting weights gives you a metabolic spike for an hour after a workout—plus, for every three pounds of muscle you build, you’ll burn an extra 120 calories a day because muscle takes more energy to sustain.
4. Indulge without the bulge.
Sometimes we just need some extra energy to carry us through our day and keep us on track with healthy habits despite the endless temptations we're faced with at college. LUNA bars are healthy snacks that will help you keep up a balanced diet. Our favorite treat to satisfy a sweet tooth: the Chocolate Peppermint Stick LUNA bar! You can get more info about LUNA products here.
Get motivated and make a plan, and your body will start looking and feeling better in no time!