Every year, summer sneaks up on us like a beloved but complicated old flame. We love your weather and attitude, but we just *LOATHE* the way you expect us to put it all out there, summer.
Like it or not, unfortunately, the magic cure for staying fit and fabulous still hasn’t been invented. Until that glorious day, we all have to head to the gym, go hard, get swole, or do whatever other aggressively-worded actions are necessary to make sure that our summer bods are firm, fit, and fabulous. Yes, it’s true, any body that exists in the summer is technically a summer body – but you KNOW what we mean. Look good, feel better!
Sweat EVERY day.
No matter what excuses you come up with, there’s really no reason that you can’t break a sweat every day. Spend at least 30 minutes exercising, but aim for 60. Whether you pump iron, go for a run, dance at a nightclub, or engage in some other recreational activity, be sure to get your heart rate up every. single. day. Promoting cardiovascular health will keep you strong and help you increase stamina – plus, it’s all part of the goal of keeping a fat ass away.
Work out first thing in the morning.
We understand that you may not have time to work out on a daily basis. You have a job, a social life, personal and work commitments.. but we don’t care! No excuses if you want to keep that fat ass away. Set your alarm, get up, and GET MOVING. Research has shown that people who attempt to accomplish the most difficult task of the day first have more success with it.
Head to bed…. but not for sleep.
Don’t hit the hay just yet! Sex burns calories just like any other cardiovascular activity, and it’s way more fun than some other options we can think of! Like, basically, everything else. So the next time you’re in the mood, let your partner know that it’s exercise! You can race each other to the bedroom and compare calories burned afterwards. Just don’t start counting reps.
Really, it’s not that hard to exercise daily.
You might think it’s tough to make it to the gym or get those sneakers tied up before a run. You might be nervous about yoga and apprehensive about a competitive sport. But the truth is, you can do it. Because if these people can run IN THE SNOW, surely you can spend 30-60 minutes getting your exercise on. We all have to make sacrifices – your ass just shouldn’t be one of them.