How To Get A Beach Body at 50 And Beyond

Getting a beach body - especially for women over 50 - can be a daunting task. Here are some simple steps to take to achieve your goals,
How to get a beach body for women over 50; Woman in bikini

 First, let’s make one thing clear: my definition of a beach body is any body at the beach. Having established that, we can move forward feeling encouraged and motivated rather than judged, shamed, or embarrassed of the skin we’re in. It’s essential to live life to its fullest, not missing out on doing what you love simply because you might not be at your ideal goal of body size, weight, or shape.

I learned an important lesson about body image in my mid-30s. I had recently dropped about 20 pounds and started working out aggressively. The result was a smaller, tighter physique and a defined midsection that other women envied. However, I still wasn’t happy because my legs weren’t as firm and smooth as I would have liked. So, when it was time to hit the beach or sit poolside with my kids, I was covering up even after all my hard work. Now, reflecting on that time, I realize that sometimes in life, despite our most valiant efforts, we don’t achieve our ideal body or rock-hard physique. We should enjoy life as it comes and not focus on our self-perceived shortcomings.

Look And Feel Your Best When You’re Having Fun In The Sun

Couple riding a bike at the beach

It’s essential to combine your best nutrition and fitness efforts with other healthy ways to look and feel your best on the beach or when it’s hot, and you’re not hidden under your clothes.

Beach Babe Attire

I used to think I had to have a beach body and strut around in a bikini to be an example of a fit, healthy woman. It was freeing to realize that I could find beach attire that was comfortable for me and accentuated what I felt were the most positive attributes of my body. There is no standard for how YOU need to dress when you’re enjoying the beach, lake, or by the pool. Wear a swimsuit that emphasizes the parts of your body that make you feel confident and be open-minded to swimwear options that are more forgiving in a way that makes you comfortable.

Be Inspired By Progress And Change

Woman at the beach in a bikini and sun hat

When you’re feeling inspired and ready to take your body to the next level, you’ve got options. It’s never too late, you’re never too old, and it’s never the wrong time. The most significant changes in your physique will happen through the process of what you’re moving toward, not what you’re running from. Find excitement in what you’re capable of doing and the changes you can make.

Recognize how beautiful it is that your body is designed to overcome and adapt. You just may be able to get into the best shape of your life at 50 and beyond!

Eat Right And Lift Heavy

The only way to a tighter, firmer, leaner physique is to eat right and lift heavy weights. Once you’ve established that, you will have the proper mindset for making noticeable changes.

Nutrition for Weight Loss

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Having a leaner physique will result in less flab and reveal more muscle tone. So, if you’ve got a fat loss goal, you’ll want to make sure to combine tight, healthy nutrition for fat loss along with your fitness efforts to build muscle. If you need a nutrition plan, here are some resources that will help point you in the right direction:

Best Beach Body Workout For Women Over 50

Woman in a one-piece swimsuit at the beach

Join me in this best beach body workout for women over 50. We’re concentrating on resistance movements to build muscle, torch calories, and create muscle definition. All you’ll need is a set of dumbbells and enough space to move through the workout and get sweaty.

Workout Length: 30-minutes
Equipment Needed:
1 set of dumbbells (comfortable but challenging weight)
Frequency: 3-5 times per week (preferably 5 times) for a total of 6 weeks

This muscle-building workout includes:

  • Bicep curls 8-10 reps
  • Dumbbell squat 8-10 reps
  • Dumbbell press 8-10 reps
  • Renegade Row 8-10 reps
  • Russian Twist 15-20 reps
  • Dumbbell Swing 15-20 reps
  • Repeat exercises for 30 minutes in total

Perform this workout for 30 minutes 3 to 5 times per week. With consistency, you will see results and changes in your body. Make sure to snap a picture beforehand and take measurements of your bust, waist, and hips on the first day so that you can record the measurable difference after completing your 6-week fitness journey to a beach body at 50 and beyond.

6 Weeks To A Stronger, More Confident You

Having a beach body isn’t about perfection; it’s about working hard to always be the best, strongest, and healthiest version of yourself. Even better, when you’re working hard on your fitness and nutrition, you are not only more confident on the beach, but you’re also stronger and more confident in everything you’re pursuing in life.

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