Sizzlin' Summer Fun

posted Aug 13, 2016, 12:51 PM by Megan Niño   [ updated Aug 28, 2016, 10:33 AM ]
Between all the bbq-ing, traveling, and day long happy hours. I know how difficult it could be to maintain the physique you've been training to have. Don't let all the weekend meal-prepping sessions go to waste! Here are 5 ways to stay focused and still have fun during these blissful months:

1. Stay active
Staying active can be challenging if you are traveling a lot or are always out and about. Make a commitment of exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day. If you do not have access to weights, explore a new style of exercise to peak your interest such as calisthetics, plyometrics, cardio with a moderate/high intensity or traditional body weight exercises. If you do have access to a gym, don't be afraid! 30 minutes of active time won't take away from your daily activities.  You can also take a jog along the shore, attach the bands you bought in January onto a palm tree, or go explore a new town by foot. The options and possibilities are endless! 

2. Drink plenty of water
Not only is it important to stay hydrated during these heated months, but drinking water can help you control your hunger pains. 

3. Eat
All of us can agree that food is amazing! There is no need to take out certain foods from your diet especially if you are traveling and wanting to try new things. Plan ahead! Maybe one day you will have a light breakfast and a larger lunch or vice versa. 

4. Find a like-minded friend
We all have those friends who motivate us. A little competition isn't bad. Hold each other accountable to reach your goal of hotness or find that one person on Instagram and follow them to keep you motivated daily. Plan a day where you and your friends run a trail and do tri-set every quarter of a mile. 

5. Read a book with purpose
Are you trying to improve your attitude or outlook in life? Find a good self-help book that will maximize your growth. Remember they are only good if they are implemented! Everyone loves a good attitude. Don't be the debby-downer.