If there’s one thing gays need to be scared during summertime it’s not having the perfect body. Well, not exactly perfect, let’s not exaggerate, but keeping fit is definitely something you should have your mind set on to if you’re gay and ready for a summer vacation. And even though you were supposed to work on your summer body at least when spring started, it’s never too little too late. If you want to do whatever it takes now to get that booty and those abs ready, or simply want to keep staying fit during your vacation but have no idea how, take a look at the following tips.

1. Have a decent sleeping routine

True – summer is for alcohol and partying all night long. However, one of the best things that you can do for your body is determine a sleeping routine and stick to it. Even though it seems unimportant, sleep is essential for proper hormone production and boosting your immune system so that you could work out (or survive) the following day. You should definitely party as much as you want to, but don’t forget the fitness benefits of sleep – so on the netflix-and-chill nights you can go to bed earlier and get some decent shut-eye.

2. Find time to work out

It doesn’t matter where you are, working out a bit during the day is probably the most important factor in keeping you fit and getting those muscles working. Don’t think that you don’t have to work out on your vacay destination – you can always pack your favorite men’s gym shorts and comfortable shoes and hit either the hotel gym or go jogging. You can always find time for a small work-out before breakfast in the morning, and not only will you be working on your body, but you’ll feel amazing after that. And, who knows – maybe there are other gays who do the same so sign us up for a bit of training with some flirting on the side!

3. Eat proper meals

The good thing about summer is that you’re so hot (OK perhaps you’re always hot but not because of the heat) that you cannot eat a lot of junk food unless you want to literally die of heat, grease and overeating. That is why summer is the best season to start eating healthily and change your diet if it was even a bit unhealthy. There are many diets online that will tell you what you can or can’t do, but make one thing sure – eat all the meals during the day, and always include some greens. Even if you’re about to skip a meal, you can always drink a protein smoothie with some fruit or veggies on the side.

4. Never enough H2O

There’s an old Mayan saying “Sugary drinks are not good for your body” and you should totally stick to that. Make sure that the only thing you’ll be drinking this summer is water and cut down on the fizzy and sugary drinks (unless it’s alcohol, which you can give yourself as a reward at the end of a long day). During summer days, you sweat more, which means that your body is losing water, and your job is to return it into your system by drinking more than you do during winter or spring.

(BTW, that saying was not Mayan at all, but it was a bit dramatic, wasn’t it?)

5. Be consistent

Lastly, really try to do everything it takes to maintain your ideal weight and good summer body, as these things don’t happen overnight and it takes a lot of hard work. Consistency is the key to getting there, so treat it with respect! It doesn’t matter how unmotivated you are, you will surely find half an hour a day to work out. Do you think that Diego Barros got that ideal body by just sitting there and doing nothing?

You can read this article every day if you want to, but if you lack hard work and motivation, you’re not going to get anywhere. So make this summer holiday about your body – you will definitely find some time to work out, and if you don’t; well, that’s an excuse. Good luck!