Bikini Boot Camp: Checking In!

Bikini Boot Camp: Checking In!
It’s been about three weeks since we started Bikini Boot Camp, and I decided it was about time to check in with you and see how it’s going!

You might remember a few of these questions from last year, but I’m dying to know…

What has been the hardest part about Boot Camp so far? 

What’s your favorite workout?

Do you have any tips for staying on track?

Are you seeing and feeling the results yet?

It takes about two weeks to make a habit that sticks, so hopefully your exercise and diet routine is starting to feel easy and effortless. But if you feel like you want to give up, it’s helpful to get motivated and feel refreshed. When I’m having a hard time staying on track, I like to try a new workout (swap yoga for Zumba or running for spinning). If you need some ideas, you can check out my health and fitness sections for more workouts and healthy tips. Also, be sure to check out my Get Fit board on Pinterest.

I have also found that writing out my fitness goals gets me motivated when I’m in a slump. Sit down and reflect upon the reasons why you wanted to start Boot Camp in the first place. Then write out your reasons on a piece of paper and hang them somewhere that you will see them every day—like your bathroom mirror.

In the spirit of keeping things fresh, I have some new ways to challenge yourself and track your progress:

  • Try making one of these busy girl snacks when you have an afternoon snack attack. They’re all healthy and have protein that will keep satisfied and full until your next meal.
  • For the working ladies, don’t forget to try out these tips for staying fit at the office. Just because you sit at a desk all day doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.
  • Brush up on these 5 tips for boosting your metabolism. Consider them successful short cuts for staying in shape!
  • Go “online window shopping” for a bikini you would love to splurge on. Print out a picture, pin it to one of your Pinterest boards, or bookmark it on your web browser. Every time you feel like skipping a workout or giving into your sweet tooth, pull up your dream bikini. Once you’ve reached your goals, go ahead and splurge on your bikini and flaunt your beach-ready body proudly!

I can’t wait to hear your feedback! Let me know how it’s going in the comments below.

XO Lauren

Photo: Briody Fitness & Health
Categories: Get Fit, Lauren Conrad
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  • Just started my boot camp yesterday. I had to customize it a little bit, because I have not much time doing exercise during the day.
    I’m optimistic getting in shape soon. Hope I’ll manage to stick with it.

  • NidLid

    My favourite thing about this is that thanks to exercising and eating healthy I feel so much better about myself!

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  • Kellie Norton

    The hardest thing for me is definitely getting rid of all the sweets!! I do treat myself to one sweet on Sunday’s as a reward, but other than that I’m doing pretty well!

    Favorite workout is the doing the plank and crunches at night/morning. I was always super refreshed afterwards.

    Definitely seeing the results! I feel so much healthier :-)

  • KFC

    The food has been the biggest change in my life, and I’m *loving* it! I’m only eating the foods in the list (omg breakfast quinoa is amazing), and I’ve been using My Fitness Pal to make sure my portions/calories are within a healthy range. I did have one really naughty day when I was at a roller derby tournament over the weekend, but otherwise I’ve stuck to this lifestyle change.

    That’s one huge difference in this ‘diet’ and other diets I’ve tried in the past that haven’t worked: I really do view it as changing the way that I live long term. I love the food I’m eating. Working out (outside of roller derby practice) is becoming something that’s necessary, not just something that’s extra. And I can’t tell you how good I feel.

    I started a little late – about a week and a half ago – and I’ve already lost 2 lbs and dropped 1% body fat. Thanks for laying out a great plan that really works!

  • Paulina Mo

    The hardest thing has been social events where I can’t control the food so well, I am starting to see some results but I’m so paranoid that they’re going to go away- which pushes me to keep going!

    ~Paulina
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  • Thafeez

    I just started this week. But, for me, the hardest part is all the social events that are out of my control. My favorite workout is the plank under the everyday exercise part. My tips are to drink water and if you have a craving to wait for five to ten minutes since most cravings vanish within that time frame and if the craving doesn’t go away; to have a snack from the snacks options or a few almonds.

  • My Style Diary

    I still need to start because I’m being way to lazy!

    http://mystylediaryblogspot.blogspot.com/

  • LaurenConrad.com

    Keep up the good work, everyone! And it’s never to late to get started if you haven’t already.

  • Kaitie

    Starting tonight and I can’t wait. Haven’t found any workout plans or menus that I really want to follow until now!

  • Dannii Hungry Healthy Happy

    If anyone needs any more tips and motivation, head over and like my Facebook page to see the recipes, workouts and weight loss tips that helped me lose 100lbs and keep it off: http://www.facebook.com/hungryhealthyhappy

  • Ashley

    I haven’t tried your exact workouts, but I do a great variety of ones and eat healthy! Check out some of the foods I love to eat here: http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Have a happy, healthy day! :)

  • Allison Norton

    Wow sounds like you’re doing great! So inspiring!

  • Sofia Alleyne

    Thanks for sharing!! Good work! I definitely started now…

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  • Delia Azcona

    I think its best for each person to kind of create their own routine and find a way to stick to it. I committed to the gym back in February and have taken all of your food and fitness routines into consideration and have lost 20 pounds. Im so happy but everyday its a struggle to find the motivation its just important to rememeber why you started doing it in the beginning. Keep the tips coming please :)

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  • Casi

    That’s so awesome! 20 Lbs is a HUGE accomplishment, but also being dedicated to a healthy lifestyle means you’re living a happier life free from a TON of common ailments.

    Seriously…congratulations :)

  • heatherleigh johnson

    What has been the hardest part about Boot Camp so far? so far so good!

    What’s your favorite workout?
    well i am marathon training while trying to do this so it gets interesting

    Do you have any tips for staying on track?
    put it on your calendar just like a doctors appt. its just as important

    Are you seeing and feeling the results yet?
    my stamina is building and the abs aren’t looking too shabby :)

  • Emma W

    I don’t do any exercise willingly, however I walk around 2-3 miles a day walking to and from work. This has kept me in shape for many years and I eat so much, I guess I’m a lucky one?

  • Alicia

    Good so far. Two weeks in and I’m down 5 pounds. I’ve always eaten mostly healthy – this helped with cutting out the sugar and the soda. I also started working out. Have a vacation in two weeks and I’ll probably allow some more desserts back in again but hoping to keep a lot of the values in my long term health plan.

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  • Anne

    The hardest part of this Boot Camp is acually living without chocolate!
    My favorite work out is running in the park.
    My tip is that you need to believe in yourself, than you can do it!
    I acually loosing weight, I’m in shape :)

    I love you Lauren, and you’re team is lovely to!
    XO Anne

  • Kat Allgood

    The hardest part about this Boot Camp is staying away from sweets! Especially after a long day at work…
    I enjoy running, CrossFit, and the sit ups.
    I do think it only gets easier… as the changes replace old, bad habits.
    I like the meal ideas that are suggested…

    Thanks for the guidance!

  • Nav

    I started almost two weeks ago and I can already see the changes in my body! Can’t wait to see what it looks like at the end.
    Thank you Lauren for posting this up and helping all of us make a change!

  • Joana FH

    The hardest part would definitely be drinking lemon water. Is there any other way to get the benefits of the lemon? I find lemon water too bitter and sour.

  • Johsaid Canizales

    One serving of dark chocolate a day is actually very good for you :) it must be dark and only one serving (not one package :P) it is best to enjoy this treat mid-day this way you can burn of the calories during the day :D enjoy.

  • Angie Hogge

    I agree with other posters that drinking the lemon water is a challenge! Yet I have only been involved in this program for three weeks and have lost five pounds! The exercises are challenging enough that I definitely feel it the next day and the diet does work (provided I stay away from the sweets lol). The best part though is the confidence gained from seeing the results and knowing you are improving your health.

  • Hali kolkind

    The hardest part for me is the night time daily exercises. I can remember the morning ones and do just fine with those, but for some reason I always forget the night time ones, after a long day I think my bed is just too comfy.

    The interval running is my favorite workout

    This may sound silly for a tip but it has worked for me. I have designated a diet bracelet, it is flexible and small, something I can wear anywhere, when I have it on its easier to say no to the foods that sound so good. My own kind of reminder on my wrist saying “”hey you! remember your boot camp?”” It has been very helpful :)

    I have consistently lost 5 lbs. every two weeks, and am kicking but at my work’s biggest loser contest!

  • Bobcat Chick

    I’m new and i know this is a little late on joining this bikini boot camp but I’m going to do it either way because i need to get back in shape and start living a health lifestyle <3

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