Maintaining a healthy diet is only part of the process in order to look and feel your best in all your new summer fashions including sandals and the latest swimsuit apparel. It is just as important to maintain a scheduled exercise routine if you wish to reshape your body and tone up your figure.
If you are like the majority of us, none of us look like a magazine cover model and need a bit more than a makeup team to keep us satisfied with our bodies and skin. The proper diet is always critical to a path to good health. But exercise is the single most important factor in getting your body in great fashion shape.
Start Exercising Gradually
It seems like the summer fashion season is alwasy here - or just around the corner. Take a measured approach when starting your exercise routine. Too many people start of with good attentions, but burn out quickly as their dreams of a toned body rapidly fade. Starting too soon with a strenuous exercise schedule also makes one susceptible to sustainging an injury as well. Your regimen is meant to last for more than one summer - and if done properly will continue in to the fall and winter months as you reap the benefits of keeping a great figure and staying in top shape.
When looking for a workout routuine, select one that is right for you. If you like your workout, you are more likely to stick with it - and if you stick with it - you are more likely to become successfull and lose weight and tone up your figure. If the weather permits, consider bicylcling or power walking to work the larger muscles of your lower body. These muscles tend to be the last area to begin displaying tone and definition but are the easiest to immediately work hard to the point of feeling the burn.
If summmer is already here, or if you have access to an indoor pool during the winter, consider swimming as part of your schedule. This is another exellent workout that builds great tone and is an easy way to get your heart rate up. As you swim your laps - keep thinking how great you will look in the summer lounging about by the sunny pool in your new bikini and bling flip flops.
There are plenty of ways to exercise. Find one or two things you enjoy doing and stick with them both. Plan to workout at least three times a week and you will soon see your new summertime figure taking on a great shape.