Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Often times, we look at a dieted down, depleted model on Instagram and declare that is the perfect bikini body. It becomes the ultimate Summer "goals" for us and then, when we can't attain the shredded physique and 5% body fat, we're hard on ourselves.
At what one point did someone decide for us what the perfect bikini body looked like?Contrary to what social media tells us, the perfect bikini body comes in many shapes and sizes. As cliche as it sounds, there is more to the perfect body than outside appearance.
Tailoring a fitness routine to what works for you and your goals will make the perfect bikini body. Eating to fuel and nourish yourself is what makes the perfect bikini body. You will have much better, long lasting results if you make sustainable changes instead of crash dieting and torturing yourself with hours of cardio or glute kickbacks.
The importance of feeling great from the inside out isn't stressed enough but it is the foundation of optimal success when it comes to your physique. Here are 3 things to incorporate in your every day life to not only see long lasting results, but to better your overall health:
Cut Out The Junk
And by junk, I mean processed foods, simple carbs and refined sugars.
Try to cut these three things out of your diet for the next 30 days and see how that makes you feel. This isn't to say you can't indulge when you feel like it afterwards, but moderation is key.
Try adding at least 3 days of resistance training into your fitness routine.
Resistance training improves muscle strength and tone, prevents joints from injury and plays a big role in shaping your body. Dumbbells are a girls best friend.
High Intensity Interval Training is perfect for max results in a minimal amount of time. The beauty of HIIT training is that you can not only burn a lot of calories in a short time span but you can gain lean muscle during the process. Try mixing a few days of HIIT training into your fitness routine.