Father's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about what to get your dad. This year, why not surprise him with a summer-ready body? With the warmer months quickly approaching, it's the perfect time to focus on getting in shape and feeling confident in your own skin.
If you're wondering how to get your body ready for summer, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can help. Whether you're looking to lose weight, tone up or simply feel more energized, there are a variety of ways to achieve your goals. From eating a healthy diet and staying hydrated to incorporating regular exercise into your routine, getting a summer-ready body is both achievable and rewarding.
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How To Get A Summer Body Fast?
The short answer to this question is that there is no such thing as fast when it comes to losing weight. It took me 90 days just to lose 30 pounds with P90X. The healthy way to lose weight is around 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Anything more could hurt your chances of keeping that weight off after you lost all that weight. Look what happened with some of those people on The Biggest Loser. For some, they regained the weight because they were losing too much weight all at once. They were also working out 8 hours per day. That’s really unhealthy.
How To Get In Summer Shape?
The way you get into summer shape is by dialing in your nutrition and exercising regularly. Of course, it’s easier said than done but trust me I got you covered with some amazing tools.
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Those who want to build muscle or even lean muscle need a set of dumbells. These dumbbells are adjustable so you don’t need to spend a lot of money on extra dumbbells in the future. Unless you really have to.
I don't know about you but I like protein powder after workouts. I don’t always want to use a blender because they are so noisy. But with a shaker cup, you can blend your protein powder on the go or in a gym so you can have it right after your workout.
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Everyone likes their water at different temperatures. I like drinking my water cold and that’s why I really like my Hydro Flask. It can keep cold and hot beverages at those temperatures for longer times than other water bottles. The longer it stays cold the more water that I drink throughout the day.
Achievement is not really a product but it’s an app for your phone. What I find really cool about this app is that you can earn money just for tracking food. This app won’t make you rich and you get paid every 10,000 points but who wouldn’t want an easy 10 dollars just for tracking their nutrition?
Gifts For Dads Who Like To Workout
I actually canceled my Beachbody on Demand membership a few months ago because the price was getting too pricey for an at-home workout platform in my opinion. I never thought I would do because I have been doing Beachbody on Demand programs for at least 6 years.
I took a leap of faith and found a different platform called Fiton. I have to say I am very impressed by it because they give you all the nutrition recipes, so many workouts, a workout tracker, achievements, and more for free. Now if you want a personalized meal plan or be able to download workouts offline that costs 29.99 - 99 dollars a year.
The reason why I say 29.99 to 99 dollars a year is because sometimes Fiton has a very generous discount on premium so make sure you keep an eye out for that. One of my favorite features is being able to sync my fitness tracker using Google Fit with it.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to get a new scale because the one that my parents got me finally gave up even after replacing the batteries. In other words, it died. My parents have a Fitbit smart scale that used to be mine when I used to have a Fitbit years ago.
It was supposed to be a smart scale but it never remembered wifi passwords so when I brought it to our shore house, I had to set it up all over again. If you have been following me on social media or been reading CrazyFitnessGuy articles or listening to our podcast you probably know I hate it when technology is dumb.
I love the Arboleaf scale because it syncs with Google Fit which then syncs Fiton which makes it so easy for me to track my fitness progress easily. Now that's smart technology. This scale tracks BMI, muscle mass index, body fat percentage and so much more!
Currently, my dad is very frustrated with Fitbit because it is now owned by Google and their app is a mess and their scale does not sync well with Fitbit lately. But with Arboleaf it syncs with Google Fit and Fitbit but I haven't tried the Fitbit connection because I don't own a Fitbit device.
I used to use MyFitnessPal until the beginning of this year when they put the barcode scanner behind the paywall. There seems to be a lot of companies that are taking advantage of inflation and using it as an excuse to bump up their prices and put stuff behind the paywall. As a small business owner is disgusts me.
You probably have seen emails that said "Due to rising infrastructure costs we have to raise the prices." A lot of these companies own their servers. So what exactly are they struggling with? I also admit I don't know what every company setup is. However, for certain companies that own 6 or more brands, it's hard to really feel sorry for. Sorry for my little rant but I am sick of these high costs enough is enough.
So I am fighting back, your welcome by the way. So instead of using MyFitnessPal to track my food and exercise, I went to MyNetDiary. Of course, they do have a paywall for some things but they kept the barcode scanner free.
They also offer a wide variety of recipes a lot of them are free while some are behind the paywall which is fine. I love their drink water reminder to help me stay hydrated throughout the day.Get MyNetDiary
How To Get In Shape At Home Before The Summer?
A lot of people think they need a gym just to lose weight. Who knows whether or not some gyms will be able to stay in business after this pandemic? So don’t put all of your eggs in one basket if you know what I mean. Here are some of my favorite ways to stay in shape at home.
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My dad loves to play golf and I used to play a lot of golf with him until I started college. I hope one day I will start playing again even though it's the most annoying game in the world ever invented. At least that’s what Robin Williams said. Get your dad a new set of golf clubs even if he threw his clubs in the water in frustration or bent the club in half like jaws from James Bond.
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How To Get Fit Before The Summer?
Dial in your exercise and nutrition
Track your food intake
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring so play a game of golf
Be consistent so your new habits will stick
What Else Could You Possibly Do To Ensure That You Know Exactly How To Get A Summer Body?
In order to get your body ready for summertime, you need to prepare it. Here are some good steps to take to start getting ready:
Throw out all of your junk food in your house so you are not tempted to eat unhealthy food.
Make sure you get up every hour and walk around the house.
Get in the habit of going to bed at a consistent time.
Say no to alcohol because it can damage your liver and other important parts of your body.
Set a consistent time to work out.
Limit the negative things that surround you like the news.
Limit yourself to only one cheat meal a week or once a month if needed.
What Are You Willing To Commit To?
Have a sit down with yourself and ask yourself what am I willing to do? Be practical about these expectations. There are only 24 hours in a day for everyone so make the most of your day. If you need some ideas here are some of my commitments this summer.
Go to bed consistently at 10 pm.
Write down all of my negative self-talk in my journal.
Keep working out 6 days a week.
Only watch Netflix on the weekends or during the week of my vacation weeks.
Limit the number of extra projects to only one or two a day.
Learn something new at least once or twice a week.
Take care of my mental health every day even if it is just 30 minutes or an hour each day.
What Activities Bring You Happiness?
There are so many workout programs out there. Working out does not have to be boring. Do something that makes you happy.
Go for a bike ride
Join a kickboxing class
Swim laps in a pool
Run-on the treadmill
Use the elliptical
Go for a hike
Do some yoga
Get a Beachbody on Demand memerbship
pick up a sport and practice it
How Much Water Should You Drink?
That depends on how active you are and whether you are male or female. I found this unique app called drink water reminder on Android. It reminds me every hour to drink water so I am always hydrated during the day.
When I first set it up it asked my height/weight and then it asked me how active I was. It told me I needed to drink 94 oz of water each day. It sounds intimidating at first but if you have a 32 oz water bottle that’s only 3 of those in a day.
I came up with a hack so I don’t always need to look at my phone to get reminded. Have you ever heard of Pushbullet? If not it's an amazing tool that you can send links, pictures, and documents across devices yourself.
Anyway, one of the best things I like about Pushbullet is that I set up mirrored notifications. So when I have a notification on my phone it will then mirror it on my computers, pretty handy right?
What Portion Size Should You Go For?
In my opinion, I try to have a balanced plate. I have veggies, carbs, protein, and fruits. I always believe in a balanced nutrition plan and it has worked for me. Since I am not a dietician or a nutritionist you may want to ask one of them.
That’s what you need to get in shape before the summer. Don’t forget to pick out a nice gift for Dad for Father’s day it’s coming quickly. I am sure he will love a new pair of clubs. If you still need some more ideas check out my healthy resources page. More will be added shortly
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