Hello everyone and happy Friday! I’ve been home from Italy for less than two weeks and I finally feel on track with my diet and fitness plan.
Summertime is an overwhelming season because of pressure to stay fit while looking like a model, but do NOT give in to that pressure. It’s difficult but you don’t need to workout seven days a week while limiting yourself to one meal a day to stay fit. Simply find fitness inspiration that inspires you to be the best version of yourself. Don’t feel compelled to do a workout because it burns more calories. Find what activities work for you and your schedule and go from there.
I like to find a balance between indoor and outdoor workouts. I take my dog every morning for a 30-40 minute walk with running intervals. I feel motivated to walk her because I know it keeps her healthy and happy and I am giving myself the same benefits. I’m not saying, “Go buy a dog!” (Even though you should and send me pictures because I LOVE THEM) but find someone who will motivate you to workout. It’s equally important to seek self-motivation as well as motivation from others.
Aside from running and walking, I like to jump rope (3 to 5 sets of 100) on days I need a quick workout. When I have more time, I like to go to spinning classes because I challenge myself each time to do better.
I like to use simple equipment to strength train at home such as free weights for my arms, a resistance band for my arms and legs and a stability ball for my abs. You can utilize these three items to stay toned without going to a gym. Another at-home workout you can do (indoor or outdoor) is yoga. This is a great way to relax while working out your muscles. You’ll feel stronger, healthier and happier from it.
Finally, I think it’s important to buy workout apparel that will make you want to workout, so buy cute shorts, tops and sneakers to wear because you’ll feel good about going out for a run or going to the gym.
I hope you found some fitness inspiration or motivation to stay fit and active this summer! I want to know what inspires you to workout and stay healthy? Let me know on twitter @BlissBrunette or in the comments below. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will talk to you on Monday.