August is typically the month that most people head off for their big summer vacation. If you’ve spent the last few months indulging in backyard BBQs and poolside margaritas, there is still time to get into bikini body shape by making a few easy changes to your diet and workout routine and by doing one of your favorite things… hitting the spa!
Get bikini ready…
Burn More Calories!
In addition to your usual fitness activities and workout routines, consider making these small changes to your daily routine to burn off a few more calories each day:
Walk around your house or office when you are chatting on the phone with your girlfriend or on a conference call for work instead of sitting in a chair. Every step counts.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator… always!
Stop looking for that perfect parking space. Instead, purposely park farther away so you have more steps in your day. If that means, leaving earlier to do errands, then do it!
Multi-Task: Watch your favorite TV show or movie while doing crunches, lunges, planks, or jumping jacks.
Replace the Basics!
Diets come and go, but making a few simple substitutions to your regular diet can really make a difference.
Replace sugar with applesauce when you’re baking.
Go for nuts instead of croutons for that extra crunch you want in your salad.
Opt for non-fat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It tastes the same with much less guilt!
Swap out rice for quinoa.
Try chia seeds instead of breadcrumbs.
Skip the whole milk and try almond or soymilk.
Hit the Spa!
Now for the fun part! Aside from being a great way to treat yourself, think of the spa as also the go-to place to get yourself in bikini shape and to care for your skin from summer fun in the sun! Consider these treatments…
Slimming wraps can help you lose few inches and reduce the appearance of cellulite so you look your best in that bikini!
Detox wraps also help to rid your body of toxins from your favorite summer cocktails, such as margaritas, daiquiris, and Mai Tai’s!
Did you get too much sun this summer? Try a hydrating or cooling facial for your over-exposed skin.
Exfoliating body scrubs like Eminence Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub are a great way to either prep your skin for a spray tan or scrub off the dry skin after a summer of sun.
Mani/Pedi – Of course a nice bright summer color on your fingertips or toes is the accessory for your vacation, beach, or pool attire. And, don’t forget to take care of your “beach feet” with a good exfoliating foot treatment.
Call 360.299.2112 today to reserve your summer spa appointments with us!