We all want to feel happy in our skin, for when we set foot on the beach. So rather than wait until you are at the beach, why not start a few weeks before your holiday begins, and get yourself prepared? If you are the self-conscious type, seeing all those tanned torsos running around can really knock your self-confidence, so here are a few great ideas to prepare for your summer holiday so you can feel more confident in yourself.
Most of us will holiday on the beach for just a few weeks, and by the time the tanning process is paying dividends, it’s time to head home. If you start tanning a few weeks before you depart, you will already have a good base tan, and won’t look out of place. If this isn’t your thing, you could always fake it and have a spray tan prior to stepping on the plane!
Cleanse your system of all the toxins that build up by drinking a glass of lukewarm water, with a tablespoon of lemon juice mixed in. This rejuvenates your body and cleans your liver, while promoting healthy skin. The scent of lemons lifts our mood, and is the perfect way to start your busy day. I like using a few drops of lemon essential oil in water too.
Intensive Training Program
This is the ideal way to prepare for your summer break. A few weeks before you leave for your holiday, check in to a reputable fitness program such as Prestige Boot Camp, who have a wide range of programs to get you in tip-top shape ready for your holiday. You can stay for a weekend or longer, and sample the many amenities specifically designed to make you feel good about yourself. It is a great way to meet new friends, as there will be others who are also focused on promoting good health.
Daily Jog in the Mornings
This is one of the best ways to prepare for your summer break, and it doesn’t have to be a hard program. Start about one month before your departure date, and begin with a gentle 10-minute jog, gradually increasing to half an hour. Apart from the exercise benefits, you will feel like you have more energy throughout the day, and this will be very beneficial when you are finally on holiday. Don’t forget to warm up and warm down, as this prevents muscle injuries. Make sure you find a suitable pair of running shoes as your feet might be unaccustomed to the jogging, and if you aren’t wearing the right footwear, it can be painful. Here are some more tips on how to prepare your body for summer.
Change Your Diet
Our diet has a lot to do with our general energy levels and when we holiday, we tend to eat different things, generally more healthy that at home. Most people notice a rise in energy levels as they are about to return home, so to get the best from the diet change, start one month before you leave. Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and cut out soft drinks, with real fruit juice a much healthier alternative. Drink plenty of water and take your time when eating, allowing your digestive system time to do its job. By following these five simple steps, your holiday will be so much more enjoyable as your body will be healthier.
Have you got any summer holidays planned? We are heading to Spain in the summer and I can’t wait! Best get my jogging shoes on…