5 Ways To Fake A Summer Body

… because Summer’s already here, and it’s way too late to get that Summer body.

They say that Summer bodies are made in Winter. Well, I must have missed that mass email. Because I was too busy working on my Winter body to focus on my Summer body (I found that pasta and carbs were key, but that’s a different topic for another time). But in life, there are always ways to fake it ‘til you make it. So here are 5 things you can do to fake that Summer body:

1. Get a spray tan:

No gym? No problem! Having a sun-kissed look really highlights and brings out muscle definition, creating the illusion that you’ve been hitting that gym pretty hard. But planning sessions in the sun can prove to be pretty time-consuming. The solution? Hit up Gingerlily (Cape Town), Breathe (Johannesburg), or La Vida (Durban) for a spray tan.

2. Take care of your hair:

Just like clothes that don’t fit properly can you make you appear larger, certain hairstyles can make your face look slimmer. Find the perfect style according to the shape of your face by consulting your stylist before you take the plunge and commit to the chop. Check out The ENTERTAINER for a list of salons in your city.

3. Eat clean:

Ok, yes, this one seems obvious. But if you eat well, then you feel good. And feeling good in the skin you’re in is really all that matters at the end of the day. And even if you didn’t quite get the Summer body you wanted, it’s never too late to start working on it. So snack on a Green Peace superfood smoothie from Scheckter’s Raw, or a Salmon Avo Snack Pot from Gorge. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, then opt for a taste of sugar-free ice cream from Scoop’s Innocent Range.

4. Do things that don’t feel like exercise:

Because who actually wants to do the elliptical every day when you can challenge your friends to a not-so-friendly, cardio-filled paintball game? Or a chance to fulfill your childhood dreams of bouncing off the walls at Bounce? If you still want to fit something in that kind of feels like you’re exercising, then cycle along the Garden Route with the fam. The non-gym opportunities are endless.

5. Sleep in your active wear:

In the wise words of Tali Babes, if you wear your active wear all the time, you’ll always be ready for that last-minute boxing or Switch session. She even suggests going to bed in your gym clothes, so you can basically run out of bed. And who can argue with that logic? ?

Well there you go, five simple steps to follow if you want to fake your way to a Summer body.

Just remember, Winter bodies are made in Summer too ?

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