21 Day Summer Slim Down Challenge
In three short weeks you’ll be on your way to an amazing summer body with this slim down challenge! We’ll supply you with new recipes, workouts, and weight loss tips each week. For best results, try to exercise for at least 30 minutes, 6 days per week. Pick any workout from the list below. Follow this plan to lose weight, slim down, tone up, and feel amazing! So get ready!
Day 1: Make a grocery plan. Planning out what you’re going to eat for the week will keep you from binging on unhealthy snacks when you can’t think of your next meal. Take 10 minutes today to plan out your meals for the week, and then hit the store!
Day 2: Move! Try a new workout today. Challenge yourself with a full-body toning workout that will tighten every inch!
Day 3: Drink more water! Women need approximately nine 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and more than that if you’re exercising! To be sure you’re getting enough water, set an alarm on your phone or computer to remind yourself to drink up. The extra water will fight bloat, keep you fuller for longer, and make your skin look beautiful.
Day 4: Try another new workout today! Nothing makes your feel slim and toned quite like a high intensity workout.
Day 5: Drink (more) green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants and is said to help promote weight loss by increasing your metabolism. Green tea can also help with health conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, blood pressure, skin issues, and so much more. Why wouldn’t you drink more? While the jury is still out on just how many cups you need to reap the benefits, shoot for 3 or more a day and you’ll be in good hands.
Day 6: Time to try a new workout! One of the best accessories to any outfit is killer abs.
Day 7: Time to prep your food for a successfully skinny week! Take time tonight to plan your meals for the week ahead. Plan on three meals and two snacks each day. You should also make extra during dinner so you can have a quick lunch the next day!
Day 8: Catch More Zzz’s! It’s been found that women who sleep fewer than 7 hours a night lose less weight than those who get more sleep. It can be difficult to find the time to sleep in your busy life. Try going to bed 15 minutes earlier tonight. Tomorrow, go to bed 15 minutes before that. Continue to work your way up to an earlier bedtime with this gradual schedule until you are catching at least 7.5 hours each night. Get that beauty rest!
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Day 9: Time for another workout challenge! Try the Crazy 8’s Workout Challenge today to tone your entire body.
Day 10: Check your portion sizes. If you’re trying to lose a few pounds to feel confident and strong, you can still eat your same healthy, delicious meals; you just need to rethink your portion sizes. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use smaller plates.
Day 11: Start a journal. Recording what you’re eating throughout the day can help make you more aware of hidden calories and mindless snacking, keep you on track with your goals, and promote weight loss. Start recording your meals and snacks today and take note of any mindless munching. Remember that each day is a new day, so you can improve and make any changes you need to!
Day 12: Stay fuller, longer. Increase the amount of fiber you eat and you’ll stay fuller for longer between meals. Eat foods that are high in fiber today, and everyday, like quinoa, beans, and avocados.
Day 13: It’s time to prepare your menu for the last week!