Flat-Belly Challenge Day 19: Take a Rest With a Healthy Happy Hour

Ready, reset, go: Our Flat-Belly Challenge has 21 days of belly-blasting workouts, tips, and recipes to help you start a new season on a fresh note.

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Today it's time to pull back a bit and allow your body the rest it needs to recharge itself. As any trainer will tell you, a rest day is just as important as a workout, and you deserve some well-deserved time away from the gym!

With that said, it's important to remember that a day of rest doesn't always have to equal inactivity. Opt for some light cardio like a walk around the neighborhood, which will help get the blood flowing to tired muscles. If that doesn't appeal to you, give your body the stretch it needs by flowing through our restorative yoga sequence or just enjoy a relaxing night in. And why not enjoy a fresh and tasty cocktail while you're at it?

A Boozy Sip

For anyone craving a fruity cocktail minus the calories, this variation of a classic bramble makes a great choice. The recipe doesn't contain any store-bought mixers or fruit juice but relies on fresh, seasonal belly-fat-blasting blackberries and a hint of agave syrup for its sweetness. In the end, it's a refreshing Summer cocktail that clocks in under 200 calories.

Bonus tip: Slimming down takes time and dedication, but a few quick debloating tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. You can feel less bloated and puffy — and having a flatter belly — by the end of today.