Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The 100 days vacation countdown

Airline tickets... check . Reservations to the resort... check . Vacation time off from work... check . New swimsuit... check . However, a sudden wave of emotion hits you because unfortunately you remember that your body isn't in check and you feel as though you don't look your best.
Every year it´s the same. You´ve been planning to cut down and tone up since January and, suddenly, the bikini season is upon you.  

In the last couple of months I watched my weight, but I went to gym only sporadic. I think, that´s the reason, why I didn´t see any huge transformation. With my current shape, it would be hard to feel ready to show that much skin. 

With the clock ticking, I want to share my progress to melt away those pre-vacation pounds and transform my body into a shape worth showing off. In exactly 100 days starting from today I´ll be off to UAE. Furthermore I want to hold myself accountable to my short-term health and fitness goals.

In these 100 days before I leave there are a few things I can do to look gorgeous on the beach:

  1. Run 10 miles weekly
  2. Limit the cheat meals in these days to 3 of a maximum (due to social obligations like birthdays etc)
  3. 3-5 workouts per week (2-4x body strength, 1-2x cardiovascular training at least).
    Exercise not only burns calories, it tones the body, so I'll look not just thinner, but healthier.
  4. 2,5 liters of water minimum. (As you can count my periodicity of drinking alcohol per year on the fingers of your hand, it won´t be a problem to cut out alcohol)
  5. Eat according to my plans (with the exception of no.2) – that means:
    Cleaning out my pantry to avoid temptation and focus my eating habits strictly to clean eating. No fried foods, no sugar, no junk food, no processed foods... it can be tough but I can do it. Eat lean meats such as chicken, fish and whole grains and veggies.
    Eat every three to four hours; this will also help to speed up my metabolism. I need to consume five smaller meals instead of three large meals per day. I won´t skip meals as this will slow down my metabolism and my body will begin to store fat..
  6. Stay focused on my goals and record my progress with pictures, measurements and regular posts
  7. Do it constantly and with persistance

Furthermore, I attached a photo of my vacation destination and an image of bodies I strive to look like as a constant reminder:

 Are you ready for your vacation?

If you have any questions, comment below!

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