Guest Blogger: Amelia Ricci
Bikini season is in full swing and let’s face it many of us indulged way more than usual over the Christmas break. It’s a fine balance between over indulging and wanting to wear a gorgeous dress to a party, not to mention having confidence to wear a bikini on the beach on the Australia Day weekend!
My Christmas was a healthy one as I made lots of salads and healthy desserts to bring to my friends and families events. However, I am not perfect and just like you I need to stay focused, so I don’t add unwanted kilos.
There are a few things you need to remember if you want to stay on track:
#1 You are in control of your food and alcohol intake
Don’t let anyone else’s comments or bullying get to you. If they feel the need to pressure you to drink or eat excessively – that is their problem!
#2 Sweat it out
Get outdoors and run at the beach, or head to the gym and do a weights circuit! Don’t make excuses and sit around, it’s more effective to force yourself out of the house & sweat it all out, as opposed to lounging around! You’ll feel amazing, your endorphins will kick in and BOOM – instant good mood!
#3 Drink Up
Water – drink as much water as possible and during the day drink iced green tea as it is full of antioxidants AND speeds the metabolism!
#4 Think ahead about how great you will feel in February
Flat stomach, glowing skin, no need for damage control!
#5 Enjoy your Holidays and the peace and fun it brings
Socialise, laugh and share the special memories. It is time to celebrate and an Aussie climate encourages healthy eating with so many opportunities to go to a BBQ, the beach and getting outdoors to move!
Also, if you do overindulge don’t beat yourself up about it. Here is a sample meal plan:
Breakfast: Quinoa, blueberries, cinnamon, mint leaves.
Snack: Grapefruit slices (vitamin C, fibre, minimum sugar!)
Lunch: Grilled chicken, spicy Hahndorf mustard (this is great as it’s local and has no additives), sliced tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and red capsicum.
Snack: A handful of raw almonds.
Dinner: Veggies galore! Avocado, broccoli, celery, and bok choy with a few egg whites on top (dressing a little balsamic vinegar, Olive oil, fresh lemon, and freshly ground black pepper with Himalayan salt.)
After dinner: Ginger Herbal Tea!
Cut alcohol and all treats for 5 days Make sure you are NICE to yourself CUT the self-criticism and DO something productive about it!
Best of luck!
Amelia Ricci is a Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor and Yoga teacher with 20 years experience. Certified with Fitness Australia, her mission is to educate and inspire women to achieve their best body ever, with a simple approach no fads, no gimmicks. Amelia’s qualifications include Personal Training and Group Fitness Accreditation, Master of Business Degree, and a Bachelor of Business Degree. Amelia believes perfection is boring and the way to feel great is to eat fresh clean foods, train hard, love yourself and never stop learning.
As a 2 x Fitness Model Champion and mentor to Australia’s successful fitness and bikini models Amelia enjoys working in her business Living Beauty Fitness. Amelia has launched a new eBook which contains all her health and fitness principles in one handy guide at www.4weekbikinibody.com
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