Karen at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting training with personal trainer Troy Groce

Fitness Is Like Building a House – 4 Essentials to a Fitter You

We live in a society that craves the instant fix. Fitness on the other hand

has nothing to do with an instant fix and everything to do with building a house.

Just like in constructions there are short cuts that can be taken. The problem is though that the house of cards can fall apart pretty easily.

The essential building stones for success in fitness are pretty straight forward:

  1. Stress Reduction: I cannot emphasize it enough. Negative stressors are big when it comes to influencing our success negatively. If you are a procrastinator, you are setting yourself up for failure. If you struggles in your relationship, in your job or other personally important areas, don’t wait until tomorrow until you address it. Make a positive change today and see yourself take off in your journey to a slimmer, fitter, or stronger you!
  2. Sleep Deprivation: I feel like this one is in every blog post of mine. Well, there is a reason for it. Sleep is important for brain function, hormone levels, healing processes, etc. It also messes with our appetite and feeling of satiation. Most people need at least 6.5 hours of sleep.
  3. Food Preparation: Most people eating 200-400 kcal more a day if they eat out at some point during the day. Over the course of the week that is up to 2800 kcal of additional food intake. If you are unable to prepare your own food, or you simply don’t like it, you can always use food preparation services like “Custom Fit Meals” or “ModPaleo”.
  4. Training: Someone trying to lose weight / BF will have optimum results by working out 5-7 hours per week.

If you are looking to gain muscle mass and usually struggle with it, then cardio training should be at a minimum. If you are looking to lose weight then you need to focus on a good mix of strength training, combined with high intensity interval training can melt the fat right off.

The more effort you put in, the more success you will have in the long run. Time to get started today. Let us help you get on the right track!

Have a great day,



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