Affordable Ways to Get Swimsuit-Ready

Posted on 04/29/2011

The countdown is on. Swimsuit season is making its final approach. Ready or not, if you want to take a dip in the pool or hit the beach, you’ll have to pull on something skimpy. The good news is gearing up for summer doesn’t require hiring a posh trainer or signing up for an expensive diet plan. There are plenty of affordable ways to get swimsuit-read.

Sign Up for a Free Swimsuit Bootcamp - Get support, motivation and challenges for free through’s Swimsuit Bootcamp. Once you sign up you’ll have access to seven daily workout videos as well as a forum to swap ideas and tips.

Try SELF Magazine’s Drop 10 Challenge - SELF Magazine developed a guide to help readers and fans drop that pesky poundage. They’re providing free access to lots of great online tools like a daily menu and workout plan, log sheets, calorie calculators and a recipe database. Plus when you sign up you’ll be entered to win a trip to the Bahamas.

Cut the Sugar - Experts agree a quick way to slash your calorie intake and drop some weight is to stop consuming sugar. This shouldn’t cost you anything—in fact it may even save you some money if you switch from pricey mocha fraps at Starbucks to plain iced coffee instead.

Reduce Your Carbs - You know what they say, a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Carbs may taste super yummy, but they are not your swimsuit’s friend. Stick with veggies and protein like fish or chicken and your body will thank you.

Use Affordable Tanning Products - Jergens Natural Glow can give you a real looking tan in a few days without the wrinkles or sunspots. Right now at the Natural Glow Gift Pack is marked down to $13.99 from $25.47. Plus when you buy two Jergens Natural Glow items you will save an extra $3 with an instant coupon. Now you can get that gorgeous glow before you even slip into your swimsuit.

By Alison Storm

Aeropostale coupon - Once you've toned up and trimmed down for swimsuit season, you'll need to buy a cute new suit! Save 25% sitewide with coupon code SPR2011 through 05/01/2011.

Kohl's - Save 40-55% on select women's swimwear & cover-ups through 05/03/2011.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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