There is no magic pill or diet that works overnight, but there are some things you can do right now to make changes in your body.

First commit to giving up the white devils that end up on our hips and bellies (white bread, white rice, white pasta, too much dairy, and fatty foods made with white flour). Also stay away from sugary drinks. Make sure to eat enough protein. Reach for organic turkey, organic chicken, or organic or wild fish.

Try to eat good fats and carbs, too. Your brain and your body need them. Pick healthier one’s like raw organic nuts, organic veggies, organic avocado, organic brown rice and organic beans, and use lots of organic olive oil. If you don’t eat enough fat, you will never feel full, and this can really lead to overeating.

Get good quality sleep for the next few weeks and drink tons of water. Find ways to take some deep breaths like yoga or stretching and let the stress out. It doesn’t matter if you do everything perfect, if you are walking around stressed out and unhappy this information won’t be effective.

Be positive, exercise and eat a clean diet. There is no hotter accessory than a healthy body with a smiling face on top of it!

Here are some favorite exercises that Gabrielle Reece recommends to get bikini ready for summer. These are moves that we can all do. They are effective, safe, and you don’t need tons of equipment. Do 3 sets of 10-15 reps at least 3 to 4 times a week and you’ll  start seeing a difference in as little as 2 weeks! 

You can also add 20 minutes, 2 days a week of cardio activity (biking, spinning, walking, running, swimming, rowing, skipping, roller blading). 

1. Side Lunges1SideLungeA.jpg
Works your glutes, lower back and core. Go down slow and under control (not letting gravity control the tempo) and then from a static position explode up. For beginners, go as low as you feel comfortable.

 

 

 

2. Dips3DipB.jpg
Great for the triceps and can be done anywhere. Put your hands on a bench or chair, lower your body by bending your arms and then push back up. Beginners can go as low as they feel like they can support, and if you are advanced, add a bridge at the top of the move. Bridge by pushing your hips into the air, squeezing your glutes and push on the floor through your feet. 

 

 

 

3. Swimmers4SwimmerA.jpg
Great for shoulders and posture. Use an incline bench or just bend at the waist in a standing position and reach left arm up while pulling right arm back. Then reverse so that right arm is up and left is back. Don’t forget to engage your abs. It’s critical to use VERY LIGHT WEIGHT. This move is meant to be all about technique.
 

 

 

4. Exercise ball lift 5EBallLiftB.jpg
Works the hamstrings, core, and shoulders. Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart and an exercise ball between your feet. Squat down and pick up the ball; as you stand back up lift the ball overhead. At the top of this move really stretch through your core while reaching to the ceiling. If you want to make it tougher, do this with a smaller weighted ball and go up on to your toes at the top of the move. Squeeze those legs and glutes. 

 

 

 

5. Lat burn 6LatBurnB.jpg

This exercise is good for shoulders, triceps, lats, and most importantly, your posture. Stand with feet together and hold a resistance band at waist level with your elbows right by your sides. Pull hands away from each other while keeping your elbows snug against your waist. That’s one rep. Remember to keep your shoulders up and back and feel the move in your upper back. Everything we do pulls our shoulders forward (driving a car, sitting in chairs on the computer). This is a very simple, friendly and effective way to get those aligned! 

 

 

6. Hip up squeeze7HipUpB.jpg
This is a safe way to work glutes. It’s important to concentrate on squeezing glutes at the top of the move. To make it more challenging just do it on one leg with the other one straight up in the air. Make sure to tighten your tummy to support your lower back during the move.

 

 

 

7. Tricep kickback8TriKickbackB.jpg

This is for triceps again. The key to this move is to keep elbows in one spot and squeeze those arms. You don’t need heavy weight, just proper form. Sit back in your glutes to work your core and back side, too. They have to work while holding your body during this move, so you’re toning upper and lower body at the same time.

 

 

8. Front lunges9LegSquatA.jpg
Works the hamstrings, quads, and glutes most effectively, all you need is your own body weight. Do all reps on one leg first and then switch to the other side. Hold dumbbells or add reps to increase the difficulty. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

  9. Superman 10supermanB.jpg
Works glutes, core, shoulders, and body balance. Kneel on a mat, hands under your shoulders and keep your back straight. Lift one hand and one leg back as pictured and hold for 5 seconds, then switch sides. 

 

 

 

 

10. One leg bicep curl2BicepCurlB.jpg
Works your biceps and glutes; increases focus and core stability. Lift one knee up, squeeze your abs, and hold it while you do your set of curls. Beginners can put a heel down and toe up instead of lifting the knee up. If you want to challenge yourself take your shoes off and stand on one leg on a Bosu ball. Switch legs after each set.

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