So you’ve finally reached your fitness goals! You feel great about yourself and you feel confident. You thought the hard part was over. Wrong! Maintaining your beautiful beach body is actually the hardest part of the whole journey. Though the process requires tons of dedication, there are a few “little” things you can do every day to keep yourself looking toned and swimsuit-ready. Keep reading to see what they are!
Drink Plenty Of Water
You already knew this would make the list! Water is life, and it is recommended that you drink at least half your weight in water every day. It helps keep your skin clear and the toxins flushed out of your body. If water isn’t your beverage of choice, I recommend creating infusions with strawberries, mints, blueberries, and other herbs.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
Dieting and exercise are useless unless you take the time to properly recover every night. It is recommended that those between the age of 26-64 need at least 7-9 hours of sleep every night, no excuses! 7-9 hours is the perfect amount of sleep needed for optimal muscle recovery. Plenty of sleep will help your muscles continue to look toned and beautiful.
Take Your Medicine!
And by medicine, I mean take your probiotics! Probiotics are great for helping you keep the weight off, and your beach body looking gorgeous because they do wonders for your gut health. Take one probiotic supplement every day and eat plenty of yogurts whenever you have the chance.
Maintain Your Muscle Mass
This is probably the hardest tip on this list…but to maintain your beach body, it’s crucial that you maintain your muscle mass! Make it a point to hit the weights at least 2-3 times every week to maintain the progress that you have worked so hard for. If you want to see more progress, simply up the ante on your weight lifting routine.
Don’t Ditch The Diet
While you probably don’t need to be as rigorous as you once were, it’s extremely crucial that you don’t ditch your diet when looking to keep things maintained.
Say No To Cocktails
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a cocktail or glass of wine every now and again, regular alcohol consumption will make your waistline expand faster than you could ever believe. Not only that, but reduced alcohol consumption will keep your liver happy and healthy, and you much more happy and healthy in return.
Eat Plenty of Fiber
One of the most important things you could ever do for your health is making sure to eat plenty of fiber. It cleans all of the gunk out of your system while keeping you full all day long.