Getting that holiday body takes hard work and dieting!

getting fit for your holidays

Getting the holiday body of your dreams is probably not going to happen if you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to just not look ‘that bad’ on the beach in front of your other half. Well, fear not my young apprentice, as I will help you get the body that will look good enough for your holiday snaps!

Ok, so you need to first set a goal, and setting a goal is the most important thing you can ever do to loose weight (or gain muscle). This goal setting is what drives you forward and keeps you on track. It’s what makes you walk past the fridge with just a smile without the plate of food. A goal is what makes you think ‘I’ll eat a little less for tea’. These goals are ESSENTIAL for everyone wanting a better body. First create your realistic goal, and then create a plan that gets you there.

What’s the Plan?

Next, the plan! The plan is what will guide you when the going gets though. The plan is all about setting a diet plan along with a fat busting or muscle building workout that makes you look ultra sexy when it comes to grabbing your passport. You need to look at diet and workout plans that make you burn calories daily so you can loose a nice amount of weight per week. The ideal amount to loose per week is around 2lbs to 3lbs. See how much you need to loose and get working out how long it’s going to take you.

Diet, don’t starve yourself!

Diet PlanDieting is all about lowering your calorie intake, eating the healthy options and not starving yourself! If you don’t eat enough you’re going to fail in a few days. Get into a routine to eat around 500 to 600 calories less per day. There is around 3,000 calories in a pound of body fat. A well balanced diet in combination with a good workout routine will make 2lbs of fat per week very achievable.

Cheat Meal NOT Day!

A cheat meal every week is something that keeps us hanging on when we want to reach for the takeaway menu. It really helps and studies have shown that you’re more likely to loose the weight and keep it off if this cheap meal is present. So take a load off, have a cheat meal. Just don’t make it a cheat day!

Protein Supplements

If you’re looking to lean down and muscle up then having the right muscle supplements is a massive bonus. A great protein shake after a work out or between meals helps build muscle, helps to keep it and also satisfies hunger. You don’t need the best quality protein powders, you just need good quality. Take a look at companies like My Protein, Bulk Powders and Go Nutrition. They offer cheap whey protein powders that will help with your diet.

Weigh Yourself EVERY Morning

The key to loosing weight is to keep your goals in mind and work towards them EVERY SINGLE DAY! Keep in mind the reason you are loosing the weight and visualise the successful you with the weight off. Does it make you feel awesome? YES IT DOES! Keep this in mind when you feeling down. Don’t quit, it’s the new you and the new you doesn’t quite. Ever!

So people, make a goal, create a plan, plan your meals, take supplements (if you want to) and stay on track each and every day. Attack the beach with your new body, show the others who’s boss!

On The Beach

Holidays, we all love them, but planning, saving and then the not knowing if your hotel is going to be a building site are not the fun parts. Luckily, there are now many tools at your disposal to help make sure that your booking exactly what you want in a holiday.

First off is the time of year. Gone are the days of the traditional summer holiday. Now people try to squeeze in a holiday at any given opportunity, and the types of holidays people are going to is now more varied than ever. From beach holidays to city breaks for jungle treks and everything in-between. So, what you should do is decide where you want to go, then look at the weather for that particular place for that time of year. A great site for this is World Weather Online. You can access averages for the time of year you want and has all the worlds major destinations.

Next, you want to research the hotels in the area and things to do. There are now many websites that do this, but by far the biggest and most well know is still Trip Advisor. This website not only has a massive log of hotels, that have been reviewed by guessed, but also activities and things to do in the surrounding are. They now have a comparison section that also allows you to check hotel prices and car rental prices and flights. I prefer to use a dedicated comparison site for flights and car rental and so on.

If you’re going on the classic family holiday for a week in the sun, then still getting a package deal is by far the best thing you can do. There are many companies that offer package deals, but make sure your protected if the company goes under. The traditional high street agents are not out of this either Thomas Cook recently had finical issues. A great online site I’ve found are On The Beach. You can get some really good deals from these and the website is so easy to use to search out what you want from a holiday. But there are more savings to be had, especially for a family of 4. Lot’s of online retailers offer promotion codes. For an example of the type of things we mean this is a good website, On The Beach voucher code, showing what deals we mean.

I hope we made this process a little easier. Even though the family holiday is never an easy thing to decide on.