Friday, July 11, 2014

Five ways to stay fit this summer



Summer is a time to feel free and to let loose right? Maybe sometimes we lay back too much and forget. Well I'm here to say stop and get back on your feet. Take care of yourself and don't let yourself go!

First step to getting fit and staying fit is getting fitspiration!
A good place to go would be Pinterest, there are a whole bunch of boards with pictures & videos.
Follow my fitness board to get inspired on your fitness journey.

Watermelon Breeze: 3 cups cubed chilled watermelon, 1 cup coconut water, squeeze of fresh lime, ice if needed, sprig of mint. Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Makes two servings.
Second get motivated! Something that gets me pumped to start working out is buying active wear. Even though it's an excuse to go shopping, buying appropriate clothes for a work out puts the thought in mind that I need to make use of the clothes.
Active wear by acwold, via Polyvore
Third get into a routine. I started watching videos on Youtube and subscribed to some fitness channels with weekly fitness videos. One of my favorites is XHIT, it is a fitness channel with weekly videos that are short yet intense. Another idea is to follow fitness blogs.
Fourth change your diet or develop new eating habits. You don't have to be too extreme, like go on a raw food diet but set small goals for yourself. For example for the rest of the month you won't drink soda & next month you'll cut back on sugary snacks. Here's an idea on healthy cookies
Ingredients: 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup of uncooked Old Fashioned Oats 1/4 cup chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips. Using a spoon, scoop up the batter and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Fifth stick with it! Do not slack, although this may seem inevitable it is possible! To keep on top of things at the beginning of each week write down your fitness routine in your calendar. When fixing your eating habits set alarms close to the times you eat, so you'll always be reminded to accomplish your goals! But do not reward yourself after every accomplished goal with a "treat", this leads to the road of self indulgence.
Live ~Laugh~Love 

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