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How to Prep Your Winter Bod for Your Upcoming Beach Vacation

The beach is the perfect destination to relax, and it will allow you to get away from your hectic life for a bit. If you’re going on a beach vacation this summer, there’s a lot that you need to do beforehand, especially for getting beach-body ready.


Even though it’s still several months away, you really should start preparing now. Here’s how to prepare for your upcoming beach vacation.


Getting beach body ready
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Getting Beach-Body Ready

Get Into Shape


We all want to have that perfect body before going to the beach. Perhaps you’re particularly concerned about looking good in your Brazilian bikini this summer. 


Getting beach-body ready means getting into shape, and you need to start now. Eat better, and incorporate exercise into your life.


Go running in the mornings, or visit a gym after work. Doing all of these things now will ensure that you are in great shape for your upcoming beach vacation.


Most of us don’t like to exercise, and you may find that it is difficult to feel motivated. However, don’t give up as all of this hard work will pay off, and you will be able to feel confident in what you wear on the beach if you put in the effort to get into shape.


Getting you beach body ready
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Brush up On Swimming


You will probably be doing a lot of swimming while you are on vacation. This is why you need to brush up on your swimming.


Head to your local pool to swim a few laps. If you are feeling really rusty and just aren’t sure of yourself, you may want to take a few swim lessons.


This will give you the peace of mind that you will be safe in the water while you are swimming at the beach. You don’t want to miss out on a fun activity just because you are nervous about getting into the water.


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Research Your Destination


Before you go on vacation, you need to thoroughly research where you’re going. Look for a few things to do other than lying on the beach.


You might want to participate in activities like surfing, kayaking, or parasailing. If you do find a few activities that you want to try, you should go ahead and make your reservations for them now.


You don’t want to risk available spots filling up and having to miss out on an activity just because you didn’t make your reservations beforehand.


Make sure you research local restaurants as well. You don’t want to have to make last-minute decisions as to where to eat when you are feeling ravenous.


Beach Body
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Get a Spray Tan


By having a tan, you can blend in with the locals and not look like a tourist while you are on your beach vacation. However, you don’t want to wait until right before your vacation to get a spray tan for the first time.


You should get one in the upcoming weeks to make sure that it turns out the way you want it to.


A bad spray tan can leave you with streaking or an orange complexion. If you don’t like how it turns out, there is plenty of time for it to fade before your vacation.


By trying out a spray tan now, you won’t risk having to hit the beach with a tan that you feel embarrassed by.


saving money
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Start Saving Money


Your beach vacation will probably cost you quite a bit of money. This is why it’s a good time to start saving up for it now.


Saving now will allow you to just put away a little bit of money at a time, and you won’t have to come up with a large lump sum at the very last minute. You need to determine how much you will need for your vacation beforehand.


Don’t just factor in your airfare, accommodations, and eating out. You also need to think about the amount of money you’ll need for purchasing new clothes, luggage, and money for souvenirs.


Once you figure out exactly how much you think you will need, you can then calculate how much money you need to set aside every week in order to have enough money for your vacation.


If you are having difficulty trying to save money, really comb through your bank statements. Look for areas that you can cut back on like eating out or going to the movies. Chances are that you can save enough money for your vacation if you start being frugal now.


A lot goes into getting ready for a vacation. Now is the time to start preparing for your beach vacation this summer.


By utilizing the above tips to get beach-body ready, you will be prepared well before you hit the sandy beaches at your destination.

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Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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