Shape Up: 7 Days to Skinny Jeans Re-Boot

skinnyjeans1 Every January, it’s the same story…When the holidays have ended, you’re left with Christmas cookie guilt and jeans that fit a little too tight. I’m no stranger to post-holiday diet regrets (I love my spiked cider just as much as the next girl). But just because you enjoyed good food and drinks the past few weeks doesn’t mean that you can’t bounce back this month. That said, today I’m revisiting one of my all-time favorite fitness posts…

This 7 Days to Skinny Jeans Re-Boot plan will have you feeling healthy, energized, and refreshed in a week’s worth of time. Take a peek below to see my trusty diet tips, workout routines, and plenty of healthy, balanced recipes you can start making right away. Hello, skinny jeans!

7 Days to Skinny Jeans Re-Boot

First Things First
Before we get into the exercises and recipes, it’s important to start off by setting a focused goal. In this case, that goal is fitting into those “skinny jeans.” “Skinny jeans” can mean something different to each person, whether it’s your favorite dress or a fitted top. But no matter what it is, write down your goal and hang it up somewhere you will see it every day, like your bathroom mirror. This way you will be motivated to stay on track all seven days…and hopefully beyond.

The Rules
The same rules apply from my first 7 Days to Skinny Jeans post. Here’s a refresher on those guidelines:

  • Commit. Keep your eyes on the prize and if possible, enlist a partner in crime. It’s always easier when you have a buddy for support!
  • Drink lots of water! At least 8-10 glasses a day. Click here to find out exactly how much you need.
  • Pick one exercise to do every day (save one day for rest).
  • Pick one meal from each category for each day.
  • Pick one snack for each day. I like to have a snack between lunch and dinner, but the timing is really up to you.
  • Avoid soda, sugary baked goods, and processed foods all together. Think of it as a junk food cleanse.
  • If possible, try to sneak in your exercise before breakfast. Otherwise, just make sure you squeeze it into your schedule. This is the most important part!

Breakfast Options

Lunch & Dinner Options

Snack Options

Exercise Options

As you can see, everything in this weeklong plan is healthy and good for you. I truly believe that when we feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside. No matter how many cocktails you had over the holidays, if you stick to this plan for one week you will start feeling better immediately. Then, see if you can keep the good work up for another week…hopefully this plan will turn into healthy new habits. I’ll be starting this plan tomorrow, so let’s help each other do it together.

Will you join me in my 7 Days to Skinny Jeans plan?

Be sure to check in with your progress each day in the comments below. And, on day seven, snap a photo of yourself in those good old skinny jeans and instagram it with the hashtag #LC7daystoskinnyjeans. My team will might even give your photo a “double tap”!

XO Lauren

Photos: J.Crew
Categories: Get Fit, Health, Lauren Conrad, Shape Up
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  • Mariam

    Ugh im a senior in high school and because of stress i gained 10 pounds!!! i have no motivation and yet i really want to lose weight!

    • Santos

      Whn u wake up try n stretch thn I do 10min of intense cardio I downloaded on pop gear on my iPad, tht has helped me thn hv toast with 2 boiled eggs
      U can do tis

  • Kelsey

    It appears that most of these links aren’t working

    • Juls Nicholl Stimpson

      kelsey if you google some of the recipes they come up on pinterest or other blogs :)

  • Santos

    Ok today my Frst wrkout n my Frst day of tis week plan, I can do tis

  • Angelaa

    definately doing this!!

  • http://www.pinkrosesandpencils.blogspot.com Cristen Whitaker

    Awesome. I love streight forward advice to get back on track! :)

    xoxo, Cristen

    http://pinkrosesandpencils.blogspot.com

  • http://www.smart-twenties.com/ Samantha Brown

    Love this! It’s nice to see advice that is realistic and that you could stick to even after the 7 days are up!

    The only moderation I’d make if you want to turn this into something long-term is to treat yourself every now and again so that you don’t feel deprived and stay on track. The way I do it is by buying things like Mars bars in ‘fun size’ and just have one every night or so if I feel like it. It’s only about 40g of chocolate so it’s not going to undo any of my hard work and it really helps me eat a healthy diet the other 99% of the time. It might not work for everyone and it took a bit of practice being able to stop at 1 but it has helped me so much.

    Sam xx
    http://www.smart-twenties.com – how to make the most of your twenties

  • Juls Nicholl Stimpson

    Have just started this and have noticed a huge difference already. I’ll check back in on Monday (Day 8) and let you know the results! I’ve linked your recipes here: http://julshiddengems.blogspot.ie/2014/03/fitness-mission-update.html

  • Kelsey

    This was so helpful!

  • Juls Nicholl Stimpson

    It is absolutely working! 3 days to go!!

  • Jonathan Summers

    Why are we supposed to not eat 3 hour before bedtime?

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  • The Doctor

    If I do the circuit as my exercise option, will it work the same as doing 30 mins of cardio? :)

  • Iamthenightrider

    Being winter in aus I am trying this instead of the bikini challenge, its pretty similar anyway and I feel good so far! The recepies are tasty and filling and I don’t find myself wanting to go to the chocolate machine at work at all!

  • Jane Prior

    What about Le Crioux, almond butter, and the low-carb microwave muffin? Do any of those count?

  • Denise

    I followed this ‘plan’ a few months ago, and there was a different chicken salad recipe – which I LOVED!! Where can I find that recipe again, please?

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