It always sneaks up on you; one minute you're surrounded by chocolates on Valentine's Day, then before you can say "I'm going on a diet" you're suddenly accepting invites to beach barbecues and pool parties.
Only, you're not quite looking forward to slipping into your swimwear just yet. As of late you've neglected your diet and exchanged time spent exercising for after-work happy hours and decadent weekend brunches. As a result, you're feeling a bit… fluffy.
But summer is calling. You want to get fit and you want to do it fast. You've searched Google for juice cleanses. You've promised yourself that you will work out every single day from now until you finally feel confident enough to hangout by the beach in your favorite bathing suit.
Here's the thing; first of all, aside from yourself, no one is that worried about how you look in a bathing suit. Second, even with that being said, you probably still want to get fit for summer — which is great, because getting fit means getting healthy. The good news is that you don't have to start a four-week-long detox or exercise for hours on end every single day to get there.
We talked to fitness professionals from all over the country to discover their best “get fit quick” tips. But before we share them with you, remember one thing: there are no shortcuts when it comes to getting healthy and fit.
“Expect it to be hard,” says certified personal trainer Matt Fellows. “Hard work is where real results are made, and many people will be surprised at just how much they can actually do.”
These expert tips will help you learn how to maximize your calorie burn, clean up your diet, and make the most of every day from now until it’s time to start lounging by the pool. Oh, and before you start your quest for a buff beach body, don’t forget: getting fit means getting healthy, so make a vow to commit to these tips for life. Come this time next year you'll be ready for the beach without having to put in any extra work.