Bikini Body! Going on vacation and looking good before you go can cause a bit of stress, a Bikini Body is not easy to have. We have 10 days worth of excersies that you can do to help feel good about your body just before you go on vacation.
Days 1, 3, 5 and 8
Aerobic exercise such as running, swimming or power walking, raises the metabolism both during and after the activity, making it less likely that calories will be stored around the abdominal area, or anywhere else, as fat.
On days 1, 3, 5, 8, aim to walk, jog, cycle or do an exercise DVD for at least 20 minutes a day. Try to work hard so that you are fairly breathless when you stop. And if you can do that every other day, even better. Your on your way to having that bikini body!
Days 2, 6 and 9
Stomach – Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Press your lower back into the floor, tightening your stomach muscles as you put both hands behind your head (don’t pull on your head). Bring your right elbow over to your left knee, and then bring your left elbow over to your right knee, raising your feet slightly and moving your legs in a pedal motion. Breathe normally and keep your knees bent. Repeat for 30-60 seconds.
Bottom – On your hands and knees, contract your abdominals to stabilise your torso, lift one leg up, keeping the knee bent at a 90′ angle, until the flat of the foot is parallel with the ceiling and the leg is lined up with the body. Lower slightly and repeat 10-15 times. Add an ankle weight to make the exercise more challenging and if you can balance, stretch out the opposite arm.
Days 4, 7 and 10
Arms – (A half press-up is effective)- Lean forwards on the floor, hands by your shoulders and knees bent. Press your palms into the floor, straightening your arms. Keep your head, neck, back and hips in line as you lift your body off the floor. When your arms are almost fully extended, hold. Now slowly lower, pushing up again before you reach the floor. Repeat 10-20 times, adding repetitions as you get stronger.
Legs – Stand upright with your feet hip width apart. Keeping your hips forward and your stomach muscles tight, step forward with the right foot. Drop your left knee towards the floor, bending both knees, keeping the front heel pressed down and the front knee directly over the centre of the foot. Push down and forward through your heel to bring your right leg back and return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side, alternating for 12-15 repetitions each side. Now, take a look in the Mirror! Are you closer to what you want to see? We bet you are and we bet you have a better bikini Body!
If you combine the facts that most people want to lose weight and there’s no more extra-weight-revealing outfit than a bikini, this Fast Fix is a must in this site. So let’s get to it, quick!
At least 10 lbs of your extra weight is water, which can cause your tummy and ankles to bloat, so getting rid of that water retention will make you lose 10 lbs in just a matter of days without having to move a muscle.
Heal from the inside out:
To get that water gone for good add tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, bananas, apples and grapes to your diet to help repair cell walls, stopping excess water from causing puffiness.
More water means less water:
Prove to your body that it doesn’t need to retain water for emergencies by drinking lots of cold water and eating foods high in water content (fruits such as apples and watermelon). You need at least 2 full litters of water per day; drinking it cold will also help speed up your metabolism.
Just spinning around like a 4 year old will help you get rid of some extra water and even fat. Always turn counterwise (so your left arm is always following your right arm). Do it 5 to 10 times a day and yes, you’ll be a little dizzy, but it will help the water in your body move in the direction rivers flow and toilets flush in the North hemisphere. If you are in the South hemisphere, you must spin in the opposite direction.
Here are a few tips to help you hide those varicose veins and have your legs look great in a bikini.
I can’t stress enough the value of applying self-tanning lotions to look good in a bikini. As you can guess, having a good self-tanned skin is the first step to hide those pesky veins.
Use special leg makeup or buy face makeup that is thick and long lasting. Special concealing foundation makeup sold to hide skin problems can be particularly helpful, especially if you need to hide large spider veins or you have a large number of them. This type of coverup, which can usually be found in specialty makeup stores, should be mixed with body lotion for better absorption and a more natural look.
Use special compression stockings for several days before showing yourself in a bikini. These types of stockings not only hide spider veins, but they also minimize them if used regularly. I recommend at least a week of wearing them regularly and you’ll notice a big difference in “flatness” and color “intensity”.
In extreme cases, I recommend using sarongs or similar coverings to hide spider veins while at the beach. Colorful sarongs are perfect for minimizing the look of spider veins, but are still sheer enough to allow sun to get through and they don’t make you look like you’re hiding anything.
If you have stretch marks you may be very self concious about showing yourself in a bikini. But here are a few tips to give you your confidence back:
First off, I need to warn you about sun tanning. Sun tanning will enhance the appearance of stretch marks by making the skin around them darker and making the actual stretch marks “glow” white. So stear clear of natural tanning.
On the other hand, self-tanning does wonders to hide stretch marks. Lay down on a flat surface and apply self-tanning lotion to your skin (here’s an article about how to get a great self-tan).
Nothing highlights your midriff stretch marks more than sagging skin. So, why let yours hang? Stretch that backbone, stand erect, suck your tummy in and keep the extra skin in your mid section tucked in.
Apply cocoa butter to your skin on a daily basis and your marks will look less visible in addition to slowly fading. Result times for this will vary, but you should see some change within the first two months. In the meantime the glow given to your skin by the cocoa butter will help conceal your stretch marks.
If you have a big tummy, the easiest way to”hide” it, is by enhancing your boobs. Boost your boobs with a great padded bikini top (the kind that ties behind your neck and has a plunging neckline is the best to make your boobs pop). Add high heeled sandals to make your legs look longer. As for the bikini bottom, DO NOT wear anything tight because all you’ll achieve is making those extra pounds overflow. Instead wear something on the loose side in a very dark color.
The morning before going to the beach do a self-tanning session concentrating on your tummy. Don’t go overboard but do make your tummy a little darker than the rest of your body which will make it look smaller.
Finally, the morning of, add some sparkling body lotion on your cleavage area and put on some sort of shiny bulky necklace and watch that tummy practically disappear.
Getting a pucker butt is not about going to the gym for a year straight and working your butt off. Nope, it’s about buying the latest in fashion for that great looking bikini butt. Pucker Butt Bikinis (also known as Scrunchie Butt Bikinis) are named from their obvious pucker detailing in the back and scrunchie like appearance.
A pucker butt bikini accentuates the curves that were already there and helps hide those “extra” pounds that you may have in the butt section. It adds a nice round shape to give your buttocks that firm, tight look and it calls attention to that area. The best part is that not only do pucker butt bikini’s look great but they are comfortable to wear as well.