Nutrition, Fitness, and Wellness articles for busy women who want to lead a healthy, fulfilled life they love.
Now that summer is here, we have beautiful, sunny days, and so is the heat and busy calendars. Some of us wait all year long to finally be able to enjoy the great outdoors, but whether you’re a summer lover or not, you’ve probably felt like some days are just too hot to be out. On days like this, it’s harder than ever to convince yourself to leave your comfy AC behind to get outdoors for a workout.
Summer for your family might look like a fully booked schedule, between summer camps for your kiddos, family vacations, and day to day responsibilities. When it feels like there’s just one big thing after another, making time in your schedule for a workout probably doesn’t feel like your priority.
You don’t have to choose between getting a workout in and having fun. They can be the same thing! Choose ways to get moving that involve your friends and family, and your workout can be a social time, too. My family and I love to play pickleball, and it’s super fun for us while also a great workout. We often play with other couples too and then have dinner together. Find a fun workout to try with your family, and exercise won’t seem like a chore anymore.
Summer goes hand in hand with BBQs and picnics, but your family time doesn’t have to be solely food oriented. Make time to be together while doing something more active, like playing frisbee or going for a neighbourhood walk. Getting in a little bit of movement together might not be the same as an intense workout in the gym, but a little bit of movement is always better than none.
You can invite your loved ones to join you at the gym so that you don’t have to sacrifice your workout for social time. You can also always start a friendly competition for who can do the most squats or walk the most miles in a week, and having fun with your workout will make you more likely to do it. Inviting a friend to be your accountability partner will keep your workout from feeling like a chore, and that’s the key to integrating exercise into a lifelong habit.
Working out each day will keep your body in good shape to enjoy the best parts of life by strengthening your muscles, building your stamina, and keeping your body flexible. There are so many ways to stay active each day in a fun way, like shooting hoops with your kiddos, going for a swim on a sunny day, or trying out beach volleyball with some friends.
As for this week, get outside to enjoy the sunshine, get some exercise in, and have a great time doing it!
I’ll be launching my new 21-Day Reset program in August, so keep an eye out for more details on that! We also have our September Perfect Pairings coming up soon, so don’t forget to grab your ticket and join us. Save your spot today right here, and invite a friend to join you!