The sun is out, the grill is hot, and the beers are cold. The summer is the time to sit back, relax, and de-stress. Weekends to the shore become a regular occurrence and vacation is right around the corner. Fireworks, pool parties, and picnics; the holidaze is setting in.
Holidaze: (n) the state of being stuck in the holiday mode
Recharging your batteries is a great way to stay focused and on track for your goals. But when you get stuck in the slump of over-indulging, day after day, your focus and goals go by the wayside. You push it off. And off. And off. Until suddenly, months pass and your realize you haven’t been to the gym for awhile and you don’t recognize the person staring back at you in the mirror.
That’s when you decide it’s time to get serious and back on track. But, then it becomes a vicious cycle… Thanksgiving and Christmas comes, the holidaze happens…you get serious again for your New Years Resolution…then comes spring break with summer right around the corner again. The cycle just doesn’t stop.
How to combat it?
If you let the holidays and summer get the best of you, you will never get a step up on your goals. So decide today that you want to make it happen and get in the routine to do it. Don’t wait for tomorrow to start. There is always going to be another tomorrow. Fitting fitness and maintaining good nutrition will make those days of indulging ever so much sweeter. So here are three ways to keep a healthy lifestyle when you are being pulled in all different directions:
1. Rally the troops. On vacation? Get the gang together and do a fun, family workout or play a game of tag with kiddos. High heart rates and smiles all around!
2. Pack. Bring the food that’s healthy and good for you rather than relying on what other’s are serving. Bring enough for the party so that others can enjoy the healthy goodness too!
3. Set aside time for yourself. The kids are out and have to be in a million different places. Make sure you set time aside for yourself every day to focus on you and relax (a half hour at Fit Tribe is an awesome option 🙂 )