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Day 10: 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 into your best shape, find your perfect vacation and look fabulous all summer long.

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: Step-ups

  1. Hold a set of dumbbells by your sides. Draw shoulder blades together and lift your chest. Place your right foot onto a bench. Drive though the ball of your foot to come up to standing on top of the bench.
  2. With control, lower your left foot back to the ground while keeping right foot planted firmly on the bench. Make sure to keep core engaged and never round the back.
  3. Perform 10 reps each side.

2. Flat belly snack: Quinoa

Photo credit: Olha_Afanasieva/iStock/360/Getty Images

This grain is a complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is high in iron and riboflavin (B2), which both aid in metabolism and proper energy production. The flavor is very mild. Sprinkle Himalayan sea salt or add salsa for a little kick.

3. Sexy summer destination: Brazil

Photo credit: Gianluca Figliola Fantini/iStock/360/Getty Images

Brazil is a hot spot full of excitement. It’s the new stage for the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, not to mention the constant supply of nightlife, gorgeous people, beautiful beaches and delicious food. Live it up with the locals and enjoy the high-energy, unique culture and a wide variety of entertainment.

4. Bikini pick: Victoria’s Secret Swim

Bombshell bathing suits.

http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear

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