Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Swimsuit Season: What's Your Motivation?
Start slow if you haven't done too many workouts this winter - you don't want to quash all your good intentions with an injury that prevents you from being active. A brisk walk is perfect this time of year. If you're still not seeing sunny weather, then there are plenty of indoor workouts you can do. Start scaling the steps for five minutes at a time to tone up legs and glutes. Invest in some lightweight hand weights and use commercial breaks on TV to squeeze in bicep curls, flys and tricep kickbacks. Do the same with crunches or "air bike" for the duration of the commercial break to firm up abs. Whatever you do, keep a food and exercise journal to keep tabs on your progress. Crash dieting isn't effective and won't last into summer -- remember, slow and steady wins the diet race.