You probably said or heard someone saying, “I don’t have time to exercise,” but Chase Evans of Vitality Functional Fitness Porgramming, Charity April's personal trainer, says, “How can you not find time?” Beauty Buff agrees. We find time to do a lot of things over the week, so how can we not find time to take care of our health?

Charity April

The secret to staying healthy and beautiful is quite simple: Will power! And that’s Charity April’s philosophy.

Born and raised in the small, farm town of Trenton, Utah, Charity would milk a goat every morning before preparing a home-cooked breakfast, fully equipped with freshly ground whole wheat and homemade maple syrup or honey from her dad's beehive. But, like other girls out there (including myself), Charity hadn’t felt confident in a bikini in a while, and that was when she decided it was time for a change.

After such an inspirational interview, I felt inspired to lose some weight as well, and went running to the gym. I bet you thought Photoshop was the only way to make your body look perfect, right? If you thought so, this chat with Charity April about her own Bikini Body Project will prove you’re wrong. Now that summer is coming to an end, get started on your bikini body for next year.

Q. Charity, you look amazing. Tell us about your workout plan.

A. An important part of the workout was the meal plan that came along with it. The meal plan was basically five specific, and personally-tailored meals per day consisting mainly of proteins, vegetables, and healthy fats. The workout plan consisted of 6–8 weeks of training, six days of workouts per week and one rest day.

Q. Some women struggle to stay in shape. What is the secret to never give up?

A. The diet taught me how I'm supposed to feel after eating and how a digestive system is supposed to function. Fitness gives me more energy. It surprised me. It shaped me in ways I didn't think possible. I have results in places I believed to be genetically unfavorable. I have results in places I didn't even try in.

Q. Where did the idea of starting a Bikini Body Project came from?

A. The Bikini Body Program came from my fitness trainer, Chase Evans who also trains professional athletes and competitors. I really wanted to see if it was possible to get that fit in a short amount of time. It's an intensive program designed for those serious enough to go there. This program proved that, genes included, I can control the condition of my body—I just need to have the right tools, information and guidance.