Category Archives: summer

Get Strong Arms for the Summer – 5 Upper Body Exercises

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upper body strength

The swim-suit season is around the corner, and if you want to look great in those tank tops, it is imperative to work the upper body! It is as important, if not more than lower body, to focus on shoulders and arms. Broad arms tend to give an illusion of a smaller waist. So if you build muscles around your shoulders, and make them look prominent, the rest of your body will look smaller.

So here are my top 5 upper body exercise I do to define my arms, shoulders and back-
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Sweet, Crunchy, Yummy, … Breakfast!

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breakfast, berries, yogurt, granola, wheat germ, honey, almonds

yummy breakfast

I am extremely not-creative when it comes to making breakfast interesting. Like everyone else, mornings are crazy times for me too, trying to get myself out the door. That does not usually leave me with enough time to prepare an extravagant meal. But the truth is, one does not have to. The important thing with brekafast is that it has to be sumptuous, and it has to incorporate alot of nutritious and energy inducing food items. So this is what I have been eating everyday:
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5 Ways To Get In Shape For Summer

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Get In Shape For Summer, summer fitness

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, the excitement of summer being around the corner fills all of us with new energy and enthusiasm. One great way of using this energy is to get in shape. I have been trying out a few things which have been working for me greatly and I would like to share them with you.

1). Morning Workouts: Try and start a new workout program and schedule the workouts for early mornings. Other than getting one’s metabolism high and burning more calories through out the day, the biggest benefit of working out in the morning is that once you are done, you have the entire day to plan and do other things. The human psychology tries to postpone those events of the day which are hardest to do, and to ultimately not get around to completing them. So in order to prevent frustration and guilt later, push yourself a little extra and get done with your workout in the morning itself.

To get more ideas on waking up early: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvv2LJdABnk

2). Drinking water before every meal: Drinking a glass of water (approx. 8 ounces) before a meal will help you consume less food. The water will not only hydrate you, but also give you a temporary feeling of having a full stomach. This feeling will tell the brain to only eat as much is required.

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