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Quick Steps To A Spring Break Body

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Spring Break has a way of creeping up on students, without fail, every year. Whether you’ve planned to shed a few pounds or totally transform your body by mid-March, it’s always easier said than done.

In order to stay strong this last week, or totally transform that winter physique that’s been hiding under chunky sweaters, we’ve come up with a few steps to follow to be as Spring Break ready as you can be within a week!


Monday

 Get that workout routine started at the beginning of the week! A great way to work all the muscle groups that may have been recently neglected is to attend a kickboxing class at Oxford Fitness Kickboxing. Strength training paired with cardio can burn fat more quickly and jumpstart your metabolism.
*Tip of the day: To shed an extra pound or two, cut out all alcohol until Spring Break begins.


Tuesday

mcewens-4.jpgTry preparing a meal for dinner tonight that will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied. This could include a protein, like chicken or fish paired with sautéed vegetables and a sweet potato (it’s a more nutritious choice if you’re going to eat a carb).
*Tip of the day: Try to limit or completely wipe out carbs this week because they turn into sugars! I know how hard it is but that means bread, pasta, chips, pizza (UGH) and things of that nature.


Wednesday

Let’s go for a challenging cardio class! When I think about burning calories I think of cycling and how the instructors at PureRyde Oxford push me to do my best. There’s no better feeling than walking out of PureRyde feeling accomplished and fit!
*Tip of the day: Take the extra time to walk to campus, it burns extra calories, and it’s always good to get some fresh air.


Thursday

Try a detox juice. It can help flush out toxins and leave you feeling more energized. There are so many juice recipes out there that have varying benefits. This one is one of my personal favorites: https://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/ggs/
*Tip of the day: Don’t give in to those sugar cravings! When that cookie is staring you in the eyes just walk away, trust me.


Friday

Thacker Mountain Rail Trail

While continuing to eat clean and cleanse your system with lots of water and detox juices, try going for a long walk or jog today! There’s plenty of gorgeous scenery nearby in Oxford, perfect for exercising.
*Tip of the day: Double your water intake! This helps stave off hunger and recharge your system after workouts. Don’t drink soda! If you have to drink something other than water, try green tea (It will help boost your metabolism).


Saturday

If there’s still time for a last-minute workout after getting all packed and ready for your trip, go for it! De-bloating foods and spices such as kiwi, honeydew melon, peppermint tea, bananas, ginger and turmeric certainly won’t hurt. Anything that helps make that bikini body look a tiny bit better is worth trying!
*Tip of the day: Try switching your typical breakfast of cereal, granola or yogurt, which are typically full of sugars and fats to strictly proteins like eggs, turkey bacon or fresh fruit. If you want to incorporate milk, switch to almond milk with 0 grams of sugar!


By Kaylen Miller, an intern for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at kmmille4@go.olemiss.edu.
For questions or comments, email hottytoddynews@gmail.com

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