Bikini and crop top season is finally here, while the warm weather calls for a some ab showing outfit, you are actively looking the best ways to feel good about yourself and not be too exposed at the same time. Therefore we are going to get into shape and look and feel our best. Here are some tips form supermodel Adriana Lima who shares four insider tips to get into crop top shape, along with some secret smoothie recipes as a bonus.
You’ve Got to Work for it
“You might already know, there is no miracle anything for looking good. You must put in hours at the gym or some place similar to look good, there is no way around it,” Lima says. Half-hour running and riding around the park or in your own neighborhood, and she also some Crossfit classes (she just started that recently!) and frequent boxing lessons, to work for her, but she will tell you that finding any activity that you and a friend might enjoy is good as long as it has you moving around and getting your heart rate is exercise.
You Must Hydrate, Hydrate & Hydrate
The hydration process for Lima is two-fold. One, your complexion: “Fill your stomach with water to have nice skin!” As a plus, it takes away your craving for unhealthy snacking which starts when you are thirsty. “I drive a lot and doing thing such as– heading to the gym, doing errands, and transporting my children—it is easy to hit up a drive-through or grab some chips or something sweet from the corner store,” she says. “I like to keep a cooler filled with water and sliced fresh fruit in my ride so when i’m low on energy or need a snack, I have a quick fix instead.”
Dress the Skin You are In
A dab of moisturizing body cream or special oil along your mid section and obliques is fast complement to any crop top. “Consuming plenty of water will make you glow, but while you wear clothes that shows off some skin, I like to use moisturizers or body lotions with shimmer to keep it silky smooth,” she says this is a classy sun-kissed formulas. Eat yourself to beauty.
Jump Start Your Morning Metabolism
Start with an early morning smoothie, fixed with fresh organic produce, is a great way to sky rocket your energy and jump start your metabolism as a pre–crop top routine. “This is my favorite wake up time smoothie that is a simple water based honey and avocado blend,” Lima says. “The days when I want something heavier, I do a milk and yogurt base to start my morning off the right way.” Here, Adriana Lima shares her recipe of choice, below:
A cup of water
Honey to taste
Measurements are not set—blend to taste, adding more or less of each ingredient, as desired.
Add about a cup of cold water to the blender. Halve and pit a new avocado, then scoop out the middle of the avocado into the blender. Pulse until the mixture blends and grows creamy, then add a small amount of organic honey to fit your taste. For a creamier and richer base, use a cup of milk and a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt for water instead, blend it up well, enjoy, and get your burst of healthy energy early in the morning.