Convenient that my first post falls on the Canada Day long weekend. 20 somethings everywhere (well, just in Canada, I suppose,) rejoice! We are getting together with friends for food, drinks and overindulgence in both of those categories. If you want to avoid getting out your fat girl clothes in the middle of summer, do this.
Drink clear liquor. Might mean you’re playing flip cup with vodka…. suck it up sweetie, and be careful! While maintaining that killer beach bod would ideally mean no alcohol whatsoever…. that’s not going to happen. So, stick to your clear liquors, like vodka which is about 60cals a shot. Beer and coolers are notoriously high in cals and sugar… so be proactive in your battle on bulge and if you drink, make it vodka.
Avoid snacking. Who am I? Saying no to snacking is like Kim Kardash saying “no” to money. However, meals in the summer time, and long weekends specifically, tend to be ginormous. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, potato salad, corn on the cob etc. etc. No 20 something wants to be the one who “just has a salad” (although again, something like a mixed greens salad with chicken is your best bet to stay bikini-ready!). Anyways, if you avoid the in between, just something-to-do snacking on chips and pop…. then you can keep your total day calorie intake low and still enjoy the wonders the BBQ (and hopefully your sexy grillmaster) offers you!
Join in the fun! Frisbee, volleyball, wakeboarding….. all great summer activities that burn cals. So don’t be the babe sunning herself on the back of the boat (for the entire time anyways). Get out there and play!
Plan your workouts in accordance to partying. Get in a workout before AND after you drink/eat your body weights worth of burgers. This isn’t the way to make progress with your 20 something bod, but it will keep you from gaining too much.
A confident and empowered 20 something female might know how to change a spare tire (or have someone in their phone who does), but they shouldn’t have their own to display to the world.
Until next time…. stay skinny, 20 something!