Yesterday, were you somewhere crying, stuffing your face with your last hot dog of the holiday, loving every bit but regretting it at the same time?
It’s okay, girlfriend. You’re not alone. I’m sure we’re all guilty of binging a little too much on the BBQ and booze. But today, it’s back to the regular scheduled program: working out and meal plans. Below I share my top 5 ways to maintain your fitness goals throughout the summer.
1.) Make Your Way Outside – Although the weather has been a bit stubborn lately, I predict a beautiful summer ahead of us. Why not take advantage of the natural vitamin c God gave us? This will help elevate any excuses of being stuck in the gym and missing out on the sunshine. Maybe go for a hike, take a fitness class held in a park(DC has tons!) or jog around the city(one of the best ways to stumble across little boutique gems and restaurants).
2.) Get Fit With the Nike+ Training Club App – I’m so in love with this app for many reasons: it’s easy to use, it keeps track of my workouts, I’m able to share my fitness efforts with my friends and it gives me hundreds of workouts I can do at home or outside!
3.) Have a Lunch Workout Date – Welp, this knocks out the “I don’t have time” excuse. In DC, there are little parks in almost every area, such as Farragut Square, that’s perfect for lunch dates. But instead of stopping at the greasiest food truck you can find, why not grab a friend or colleague and have a stretching or toning session? Not only are you able to people watch and catch up on the antics of the weekend, but you’re able to release some endorphins after having to go back to work from a long weekend.
4.) Track Your Meals W/MyFitnessPal – Just like the NTC app, this one is very user friendly. Tracking your meals is soooo incredibly easy with this app. It, also, helps with your weight loss goals by giving you the amount of macros you need a day, which is based on your current weight and exercise routine.
5.) Share Your Progress On Social – There is nothing better than seeing before and after pictures of your progress. Posting to social media makes you accountable for keeping your goals, because everyone’s watching. But not only that, by sharing your process, you may also encourage someone else to start their fitness journey this summer. Don’t be shy about this step, you may just be a beacon of hope to someone else battling with taking the plunge to living a healthier lifestyle.
I hope these tips are helpful! <3