Top 3 Mistakes People Make Trying To Shape Up For Summer
With the weather already starting to heat up here in Jacksonville, you can’t escape the fact that summer is just around the corner. Summer weather means shorts, swimsuits, and showing off your toned body – but what if your fitness level isn’t quite where you would like? You may feel an immediate urge to jump into a diet and exercise program that will help you be ready for swimsuit weather, but it’s important to approach it the right way. Here are the three biggest mistakes people make when trying to shape up for summer.
Mistake #1: Not Keeping it Consistent
Perhaps the most important of all the fitness tips that you’ll ever learn is also one of the most simple: Keep it consistent! Many people begin a new workout routine with a great deal of energy and all the best intentions…but soon, that enthusiasm starts to fade. The key to achieving peak fitness is often as simple as keeping healthy habits. One of the healthiest habits possible is a very consistent exercise routine. Working out with incredible enthusiasm for hours every day for three weeks straight only to follow up with a month of no workouts at all is only going to confuse your body. The only way to build that lean muscle you want is to do consistent workouts, preferably a minimum of three times per week. Even if you can’t do a full workout each time, getting at least a partial workout in is far superior to doing nothing.
Mistake #2.: An Irregular Diet
Just like your workouts, your diet needs to be very consistent to show results. One of the biggest fitness mistakes that people make today is jumping into extreme diets in an effort to lose fat fast. The main problem with this is that you might not be fueling your body well enough for the necessary workouts if you’re on a super strict diet. If you have weight to lose, make sure you do not cut your calorie intake too much as your body needs sufficient fuel to build muscle both before and after you exercise.
Mistake #3: Lack of Sleep
Lack of sleep is a leading culprit in derailing workout routines, and in fact health in general. When looking for healthy solutions that will allow you to get fit for summer, don’t neglect the simple act of sleeping. Try to get a full eight hours of sleep every night. This is the time that allows for muscle repair. A lack of sleep means that your muscles won’t get the chance to build up properly. This, in turn, will lead to over-exhaustion during workouts. If you get plenty of sleep you’ll not only feel better, you’ll look better too!
At Onslow Fitness, we want to be the best part of your day, every single time you’re with us. We offer a range of fitness solutions including personal trainers, group fitness classes led by certified instructors, and spa options like a salt water pool and steam room. Call (910) 455-7274 today to get started on a whole new you for summertime!