How to Get that Beach Body You Want This Summer

Summer is almost here which means many folks are going to be looking for some diet and exercise information so they can hit the beach with they body that they want. I have written many different fitness articles and I know that everyone is looking for the “” of fitness information, but I’m sorry to inform you that there is no quick fix to achieving a beach body. The fact of the matter is that if you don’t have that smokin’ hot body you want now then you probably aren’t going to have it by day one of summer vacation. Achieving the “perfect body” that you have envisioned takes time and sacrifice. There are NO SHORT CUTS or QUICK FIXES! I’m not telling you to give up on your dream this summer and go on a binder and eat everything you want. You can still achieve that beach body, but you might not see the results until much later in the summer.

Many people treat diet and exercise like a sport’s season. Right before summer it is pre-season so you have got to start getting in shape. By the time summer comes you should be in peak condition and have to do a little work to maintain your physique and when winter comes it is time to let yourself go and get fat again.

The problem with this perception is that these habits aren’t good for your body or your health. Really what makes summer so much special than winter? So what, you get to put on your bikini and flaunt off your body. What if you live somewhere that is warm all year around and you can wear your bikini anytime? I guess what I am trying to tell you is that fitness is more than just good looks. If you feel great and your clothes fit better wouldn’t you consider these things positive results? The way your body looks is just a by product of working out. Your main focus should be to achieve the best physical health you can. If you do this then the other things like lean arms and a washboard stomach will come.

There is nothing special or different about a diet plan you will use during the summer when compared to one you use during the winter. Diet and exercise are easy, people just make it difficult. The secret to achieving the body you want this summer is to EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE. You should be doing some form of vigorous exercise for an hour or more per day 5 days out of the week. This doesn’t have to be an hour straight, but an hour of total exercise. What constitutes as vigorous exercise? Obviously not golf, sorry guys. It needs to be something that is going to get your heart rate up. You don’t need to go out and run for an hour straight either. If I was training someone who wanted to get in the best shape possible and lose weight I would have them do interval training or circuit training. I’m not going to go into the details of how to do this, because you can find loads of info on if you just Google it. If you want to know the benefits of interval training check out this article http://ezinearticles.com/?5-Reasons-Why-Interval-Training-Is-Better-Than-Traditional-Cardio&id;=750704.

If you are looking for dieting tips then you should stick to the plain and simple basics. Drink lots of water, eat lots of fruit and vegetables, eat whole grains, and eat in moderation. Make sure that you don’t load up on calories right before you go to bed. If you want to make your dieting simpler then sit down once a week and plan out your meals. This will also help you when you do your grocery shopping. Make sure you build in a day where you can have a couple of cheat foods. Learn how to read the food labels on the products you buy at the store. Basically learn as much as you can and always be skeptical if someone tells you that they have a special diet or product that will help you lose weight quickly. You shouldn’t have to purchase any special foods or products to help you achieve the goals you want. Remember be smart, work hard, and exercise frequently. Good Luck! I hope you achieve the goals that you want this summer.