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Day 8: Six-week beach body challenge

Shape magazine’s West Coast Contributing Editor, Corporate Wellness Director, entrepreneur, model, Shape brand ambassador & competitive beach volleyball athlete. www.noratobin.com

Get a slim summer body, discover new vacation spots and enjoy some flat belly snacks with the Beach Body Challenge.

Each day for the next six weeks, you can expect:

  1. A fat-burning, muscle-building move to add into your routine
  2. Beach body recipe or flat-belly snack
  3. Ideas for sexy summer destinations
  4. Recommendations for cute bikinis and where to find them

1. Beach body move: Oblique twists

  1. Come into a seated position holding a 6-pound medicine ball at your chest. Extend arms out to straight and lean back until you feel your core engage.
  2. Extend legs up to straight and balance. If this is too much, you can always keep your feet on the ground.
  3. Bring arms to your right side, twisting from your waist. Come back to center and draw your arms to the left. Repeat the movement 8 times each side.

2. Flat belly snack: Grapefruit

grapefruits

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Grapefruits are high in water, low in sugar and high in the enzymes that help the body burn fat. These fruits are loaded with fiber, which will keep you satisfied. Grapefruits also have major beauty-boosting antioxidant compounds such as narigenin, which helps repair damaged cells.

3. Sexy summer destination: Paris

paris

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One of the top spots on SheKnows list for sexy summer flings. “This summer, say oui to Paris. Considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris is a hot destination for summer vacations and sexy flings. If it's not the people that seduce you, it will be the architecture, fashion and food of Paris. While in Europe, you can also travel to other sexy cities from Venice to Vienna.” Check out what other places made the list at http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/962570/top-destinations-for-a-summer-fling

4. Bikini pick: Frankie’s Bikinis

This line gives a new meaning to the string bikini, while keeping it classy.

http://www.butterfliesandbikinis.com/bikinis_swimwear_frankies/

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