Summer Dieting and Exercising
Dieting and exercising during the summer months can be a challenging and discouraging chore for some people. The lure of warmer weather and vacation days, and the daily routine of work and family responsibilities can make it tempting to miss workouts and give up on a healthy diet. Here are a few tips that can help minimize lapses in your diet and exercise goals:
-Keep it simple. Try to set basic goals of trying to exercise 2-3x a week. A simple routine which includes resistance training each muscle 1-2x a week and cardio vascular exercise such as walking, running, or cycling 2-3x a week can go a long way towards maintaining muscle and reducing body fat.
-Try to make it fun when you are in the gym. During your exercise session, try to choose exercises that you enjoy but that will still contribute to your goals. If you are dreading a certain exercise, you are less likely to give it adequate effort or proper form and concentration.
-Try to eat healthy, but basic. Always be aware that each meal should include protein to repair muscle and healthy carbohydrates and fats to provide energy, but also try to choose sources that you like. No one eats clean and healthy all of the time, so donít be discouraged if once in a while you cheat on your diet.
-Give yourself credit. Every time that you show up at the gym or exercise when you donít feel like it, or choose a food source with health and nutrition in mind, give yourself credit for making the proper choice. Self affirmation can go a long way to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other topic, or suggestions for future newsletters, feel free to contact me.By Larry Schweer
Certified Personal Trainer
National Level Bodybuilding Competitor
Email your questions to Larry: Guru@Paramount-Supplements.com