Skip to main content

Healthy habits for that swimsuit body...

After Body Meals, crop top, Hustle Habit, T-shirt, Versakini, bikini, strappy, reversible, bikini bottoms, colorful,healthy meals, prepared meals, meals delivered, fresh meals, healthy habits, eat fresh, organic, stay active, fit, fitness, gym, watersports, beach, paddle board, surf, wakeboard, yoga, new smyrna, daytona, florida life, bikini season, swimsuits, how to get a bikini body
After Body Meals, crop top, Hustle Habit, T-shirt, Versakini, bikini, strappy, reversible, bikini bottoms, colorful,healthy meals, prepared meals, meals delivered, fresh meals, healthy habits, eat fresh, organic, stay active, fit, fitness, gym, watersports, beach, paddle board, surf, wakeboard, yoga, new smyrna, daytona, florida life, bikini season, swimsuits, how to get a bikini body
After Body Meals crop-top and Versakini reversible bikini bottoms

My shirt says "Hustle Habit," the motto of After Body Meals, a local company that delivers healthy meals to your front door or gym. Eating healthy and staying active are good habits for all! After Body Meals makes it easy for you to eat healthy and fresh. Then, you can use that energy to have some fun in the sun as exercise. People are usually surprised I don't go to a gym, however, I do have what I consider to be healthy habits. I'm far from perfect but, I thought I could share some tips that I feel have helped me to stay confident in my swimwear in hopes that you will, too.

First, I eat healthy for the most part. I think most people give up on diets because they are too restricting and no fun. When eating healthy foods that you like is made your way of life, it is much easier and you will feel good in general. I like to eat fresh, nutrient-rich foods that are beneficial to my body on a daily basis. That way when I'm out with friends, at a party or on vacation it doesn't effect me to eat something different. I think it also helps that I do not buy junk food/soda or stop at fast food restaurants on a regular basis. It's good to make a grocery list of what you really want/need and make healthy choices a habit. For example, I drink a cup of hot green tea with honey and lemon every morning with the most important and yummy meal of the day...breakfast. And, I have fruit or nuts as a snack instead of chips or candy. When I was in Daytona Beach, I stopped at After Body Meals for a delicious smoothie which is easy on your digestive system and great for your bikini body. I got the Power Greens smoothie because it has super-foods like fresh bananas, blueberries, spinach, chia, avacado and pineapple. I'm no expert but, I have definitely done extensive research on foods/drinks most important for me and this smoothie was a perfect choice. We got to hear all about the hand-made, fresh meals to go and found out they deliver all the way to Orlando! The founder of After Body Meals sends me suggestions regarding my nutritional concerns and assures me there are never preservatives in the prepared meals. There's also a vegan menu, a breakfast menu and juice cleanses. Not only is it super healthy but it tastes good and saves you so much time when you don't have to go grocery shopping, look up new recipes, cook or clean up. I'm excited to try the protein pancakes.

Did you know women hold stress in their stomach? Stress inflames your stomach lining. It's best for your body to "let it go." Laughing is a great way to let go of stress and laughing helped me get a six-pack. Did that make you smile? Because smiling makes your whole body feel good and you'll be ready to take on the day. So get out there and have some fun. I like yoga and water-sports because it's more like your relaxing and having fun than working-out. You still get all the benefits and more if you're active in nature. (See "Paige's Paddle Boarding Benefits") Trust me, you will feel the burn of your muscles in your entire body after wake-boarding. Most are willing to go do that with friends instead of only going to the dreaded gym. Here's a hard habit you'll be glad to break- TV. I didn't even own a TV until a friend gave me one recently and I'd still rather be doing something in the sun or something worthwhile. Like I said, I stay active. While my coffee is brewing I do squats in the kitchen and at work I rarely sit down. I park far away from places on purpose and I run up and down my stairs every day. In yoga, you learn to pull your belly button back toward your spine and well, I do that pretty much all the time. My favorite evening "work out" is to dance the night away as if nobody's watching! I am always doing something and when this weather warms up, you'll be sure to see the proof. Let me know if you'd like to join me for some spring water-sports (or a dance off!) Bikini and Boat season is just around the corner.
 
Most of all, I think confidence and happiness with yourself is healthy. Getting a swimsuit that looks fabulous and fits properly is important as well. I can help with that. The cute Versakini bottom I'm wearing is reversible and the strappy detail gives a flattering look. I think this new year's resolution shouldn't be about losing or gaining weight. It shouldn't be about going to the gym or starting a diet either. It should be about a healthy, habitual, happy you! Plus, all you need for a swimsuit body is to have a body and put on a swimsuit.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

BEST. SWIMSUIT. EVER.

Petflair Swimsuit & Photography by Lety Remior When one of my friends told me he had heard about a company that let's you put a picture of your dog on your swimsuit (and knew it would be right up my alley of course), I went straight to my lap top and began searching for it. It didn't take long as the crowd-funding buzz had started to make it's way around the internet. I found the website and had a look for myself. This fabulous company is from Australia and called Petflair. Am I the only one who goes straight to the "about us" section or do you do that too? It helped me to see that this was a company I wanted to support because not only is it a great story with a unique idea but Petflair donates 25% of it's profits to Pound Paws (a charity for abandoned pets.) I decided I needed to find out more about the making of swimsuits with our pets. These babies are $99, which is reasonable, especially for a customized suit with your dog! However,

Live a Luminous Life

Luminous Sol Swimwear The logo is luminous. The bikinis are luminous. The vibes are luminous. The owner has the most wonderful, positive energy about her and her kindness shines bright. You too can let your light shine with this new, radiant swimwear brand called Luminous Sol. I'm wearing the Ella top in a blush palm print that reverses to a lovely lilac color. Both are sensational colors on the skin! When you reverse the suit to the lilac side, the strings are still the pink palm print and it looks like heaven together. The fit and feel is excellent with an adjustable lace-up back. One of the things I loved most about it is that there was no padding, which made it look and feel smooth (along with a quick dry-time.) We are going to give away the sliding-triangle Anya top in the above sunset photo to one lucky winner on Instagram so, be sure to follow us, @foxyandpaige and @luminoussolswimwear, to be entered into the drawing . I just love my bottoms because they ar

Warning: This may shock you!

Becca by Rebecca Virtue One pieces are back and better than ever. They are naturally flattering and super slimming. The right pattern/design can enhance or downplay areas, while holding everything in.  Teenagers, mothers and women of all ages are following the trend. And, you don't even have to be part of the skinny b's club. I’ve seen the Becca one-piece in this photo on all sizes and it looks good! It's also available in black, white and blue. It's a "plunge" that is tastefully see-through with a low back. Some brands cover less ( like Billabong, L*Space, Ale and Vitamin A ) and some cover more. Wear one with shorts and you'll have a body suit too.  What's the harm in trying some on? I bet you'll get many compliments. Shop for one piece swimwear at Surfshop (click here)  

My Oasis...the Inflatable Paddle Board by Body Glove!

Body Glove Paddle Board by Surf 9 LLC / Just Bones Boardwear TM Bikini / Just A Blink Photography by Joleen What is your favorite way to start the day? For me, there couldn't be anything better than to wake up early and go paddle boarding with my dog. A typical visit to the Orlando Surf Expo made my dreams come true when I walked away with an inflatable paddle board and surf board by Body Glove. That's right, I said "inflatable!" I have a small 2-seater and I can easily fit them in the trunk or passenger seat. Then, I can inflate them when I get to my location. Absolutely perfect! My boards arrived at my home in boxes with a guide book and all the necessary accessories (see photos below.) I always borrow, rent or share boards but I have never actually owned one so, to me this was like Christmas morning! Everything was labeled and easy to understand. It all fits nicely in bags with handles and straps to carry it all around. The boards roll up

Embrace Diversity

It's time to embrace others... and embrace who you are. We are all different so, we shouldn't be expected to wear the same style swimsuits. You should pick out swimwear that makes you happy and comfortable. Strong women support each other and we shouldn't judge each other by what's on the outside. If you got it, flaunt it. If you want to cover something up, go for it. Show off your best asset (and don't say you don't have one because you do!) There are many styles to chose from: bra-tops, triangle tops, tankinis, swim skirts, swim shorts, cheeky, etc. Focus on your concerns, enhance your good qualities and keep a positive body image. I'd like to thank my beautiful family for taking these photos with me and for being wonderful, supportive women. From left to right: Erin in LaBlanca, Amanda in Shade and Shore, Paige in Just Bones Boardwear, Katey in Vineyard Vines, Pamela in Merdona I'm a Brand Ambassador for Just Bones Boardwear . You can receive 15