You’re kids are just about ready to go back to school, you’re taking your last weekend trips to the beach, and your probably starting to think about how you should’ve exercised a little bit more and ate a little bit less.
It’s ok…don’t feel bad.
But now that summer is coming to it’s last month, I do hope you’re at least starting to think about what you can do to start getting back into your exercise and healthy eating routine.
Let me help you with that.
Today I have 5 tips for you to get back on track with your workouts and clean eating routines so that you can end the Summer getting in shape instead of getting out of it.
1) Just start moving…NOW!
Stop the “I’ll wait until the kids are back in school” excuse because when that happens, you’ll just find something else to hold you back. You don’t even have to start full blast at the gym. You can start by getting out on some jogs, walks, bike rides, or just doing some quick bodyweight workouts at home. The point is that you start getting back in the habit of moving beyond the neccesary movement you need to get through your day.
2) Set a GOAL for the rest of the year
Have something to work towards that will encourage you and motivate you stay active. You don’t need to train for a triathlon like me. Maybe you commit to doing 2-3 “fun runs” from now until the end of the year. Maybe your goal is 20 workout days a month for the remainder of the months. Your goal doesn’t just have to be a weight loss goal. You can get as creative as you want, as long as the end result is you exercising and eating better.
3) Commit to minimum 3 HOURS per week
This is a good amount of time per week that you should be exercising. The more variety, the better. Bootcamp, jogging, swimming, biking, hiking…there are a TON of options for you to fulfill your 3 hours of exercise with. Choose a couple and get moving!
4) Start by drinking MORE WATER and eating MORE VEGGIES
You don’t have jump all in on clean eating just yet. But you do need to start making some changes towards it. Water and veggies are “simple” changes you can start making to start feeling better and start making progress towards a healthier you. I suggest you increase your water intake by about 10 ounces every 3-4 days until you reach half your weight in ounces. If you do it any quicker than that, just make sure you’re close to a restroom :). As far as veggies are concerned…Add 1-3 servings of veggies per day until you reach 5-7 per day.
5) NO EXCUSES!
I hope that by now you’re just about all out of excuses of why you can’t start making healthy habit changes. If it’s important to you, you can make time to start taking care of yourself. You can start making even the smallest of changes. Just remember, that no matter what, if you don’t give up on your excuses you will never move forward.
BONUS Step #6) Register for our upcoming No Excuses 6 Week Challenge
This a great way to get back into a great fitness routine. Check out more details about our Challenge here and register before the price goes up!
If you have any questions or need more help with any of these options, please feel free to reach out to me.