I still remeber when I started this journey, almost a year ago now. I waited till the fall because I there was NO WAY I could stay on track in the summer. With weekends away, barbeque parties and holidays there was no way I could stay strong. Does that sound familiar? Have you said that to yourself before?
Summer is not an impossible time to get back on track. To be honest, this summer has been the best for my fitness journey. Along with finding an awesome workout thats working for me, my nutrition and mindset has been on point.
And let’s be real, by on point, I mean MOST of the time. I still enjoy a glass of wine, a cupcake and ice cream cone every once in a while. And by once in a while, I mean atleast once or twice a week.
But that’s what this journey is all about. It’s not about being on a restricted diet or boring workout schedule. It’s about finding the perfect balance to make this your lifestyle. It’s about finding a way to maintain your health and fitness journey, while living a happy life!
So for the next month, I want to challenge you to making a few small changes to start your health journey:
WATER, WATER, WATER! I cannot stress the importance of water enough, especially in the hot summer months. Your body is in need of water for everything, that’s why 60 percent of the human body is water! Start drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day but if you want to be more precises, take your body weight, divide it in half and that’s how much water you should drink in ounces. If you weigh 150 lbs, you should be drinking 75 ounces of water!
Eat atleast two healthy meals a day – focus on breakfast and lunch as nutritious, healthy meals. If you get your fruits and vegetables in the morning, you’ll start your day confident, you’ll feel less restricted and more likely to continue your journey.
Get out and enjoy this sunshine! It doesn’t have to be a sweaty workout, it could be a simple walk around the block, a swim in the lake or chores around the garden. Get outside!
And if you’re feeling strong, take a health and fitness challenge with me! I’ll be kicking off my next group on September 18th. We’ll be doing 3 weeks of great workouts with and a great meal plan and even greater results! This will be the ultimate way to kick off the fall!