Stay On Track This Summer And Still Have Fun
Summer is officially here! This is my favorite time of year , I love boating, the beach, bbq’s and summer nights spent outside. I know we all want to enjoy summer without giving up our health and fitness goals . Luckily we can do both. Below are some of my tips to stay on track this summer and still have fun.
How to stay on track this summer and still have fun:
This could be the hardest for most people. Warm weather & summer nights just seem perfect for a cocktail! Try your hardest to limit drinking to the weekends ( or special weekday occasions) . When you do drink ( yes you can still drink! ) skip those mixes that are loaded with sugar . When you are making your drinks, use soda water, lots of fruits and fresh herbs. I love to make a vodka drink with flavored soda water and lots of mint from my garden! Make sure to drink lots of water when drinking to help you feel less bloated the next day.
Nutrition + Meal prep
Don’t skip the meal prep! Most people give up on their meal prep over summer vacation. Make sure to keep it simple , don’t spend too much time in the kitchen, or better yet meal prep on the grill so you can enjoy the nice weather. Do your food shopping on Fridays and prep for the weekend .
Make breakfast awesome, this helps set the tone for the day. Starting your day with a healthy meal tends to help with drinking enough water, getting your workout in and helps you make better food choices. Load up on veggies and don’t skip the protein. Stock up on fruits to snack on and dip veggies in salsa/ guac/humus instead of chips.
If you are heading out to a party or bbq bring a healthy dish with you, that way if there is only junk food available you will have something to fill you up! And lastly keep your portions in check. A whole bag of chips with guac is too much!!!
Get extra sweaty over the weekend by add in a HIIT workout . Try to push yourself a little harder during your weekday workouts as well. Now is the perfect time to add in some weight training if you are a cardio junkie! Lifting weights will help keep your metabolism fired up.
Add in more non workout activities such as bike riding with the family, surfing & paddle boarding, beach walks, frisbee, hiking and taking a post dinner walk. We love to go on night-time bike rides to catch the sunset when we are down at the beach.
Id love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below about how you stay on track during the summer! What is your favorite summer recipe or activity??!
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