Dusting off my weights and 6 week 6 pack has once again become part of my morning routine. With only 4 weeks to go is it completely unrealistic to hope to be in the same shape I was almost 2 years ago?!
This is Operation Beach Body.
I’m super busy but when the alarm goes off half an hour earlier I have a little mantra that gets me out from under the covers and into my sneakers – I have never regretted a workout. So true. And getting the blood pumping, even if I can only squeeze in 15 minutes, wakes me up and means I am more productive from the beginning of the day. I love to run but sadly don’t have much time anymore but there are no excuses for not extending my dog walks by 15 minutes (at 3 walks a day it all adds up).
I’m not a huge carb fan when it comes to meals – I tend to favour extra veg over potatoes or bread (euch to sandwiches) but I do eat a lot of wholegrain rice and pasta. Save yourself a bunch of time and buy the microwave rice or 10 minute variety because there’s nothing more annoying than cooking a quick 10 minute stir-fry and having rice that takes 3 times longer. When I want to forget the rice altogether I love adding aubergine to my curries and broccoli to my stir-fries because you can eat a mountain guilt free and they still soak up the sauce. Sticking to soups and salads for lunch so long as they’re packed with plenty of protein to keep me going through the day (I love king prawn, peach, cherry tomato and avocado or smoked mackerel, lemon, rocket and orange). So generally speaking I’m quite healthy…
My sweet tooth is my downfall but I’ll be kidding it with apples spread with peanut butter and fresh berries (except on Fat Friday when all bets are off – gotta have some fun). I’m eager to discover some new healthy recipes for meals and treats and hope to share them with you over the summer.
What are your tips for getting in shape for bikini season? Any great recipes I should try?