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Get Fit for Spring Break

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Conn chapter.

We all know that it’s the post new-year resolution period but it’s also the pre spring break period. It’s time to get ready for those cute new bikini’s you got at the big sale. But how do we even start to crawl out of the comfort of MooYah and Wings?

1.     Drink more water



Drinking water helps keep the body hydrated and helps avoid overeating. And while you’re drinking water, you aren’t drinking that sugary soda!

2.     Get some sleep


Sleeping more and on a routine schedule keeps the body energized to work out the next day and won’t allow you to give into that large sized mocha iced coffee in the morning. While you’re sleeping, you also won’t have the midnight munchies! Staying up tends to lead to snacking on calories that you won’t be working off since you’ll just be getting into bed right after.

3.     Choose the stairs


Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Elevators are your enemy.

4.     Make a killer playlist


There are some great pump up playlists already on Spotify. But creating your own personal playlist keeps you jammin’ and provides the perfect songs to make working out enjoyable.

5.     Work out with a friend


Working out with a friend always keeps you in check. If you are slacking on those crunches, you better have a friend there to smack you back into good form!

Some good warm-up exercises to try:

Legs: Lunges- step forward with your right foot and bend your knees at a 90-degree angle. 10 reps, 3 sets with each foot in front.


Arms: Bicep Curls- grab a manageable but challenging free weight, hold horizontally in right hand, press bicep to your side. Have your forearm at a 90-degree angle from your bicep and curl forearm up and slowly back down to the 90-degree angle. 15 reps, 3 sets.


Abs: Medicine Ball Twist- pick a medicine ball with a manageable but challenging weight. Sit on your bottom but lift legs and torso up so you are sitting in a V-shape. Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle. Hold this position while you hold the medicine ball in your hands and twist your torso to the right and to the left. 15 reps, 3 sets.


Butt: Glute Bridge- lie down on your back, knees bent, hip width apart. Squeeze your butt cheeks together and raise your hips to the ceiling. Then slowly come back down to the floor. 20 reps, 2 sets.


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