When summertime arrives, it feels like a new beginning and it can be. It’s the perfect time for you to reach all of your personal health goals and that includes getting fit.
With summertime, you don’t have those shorter, more hectic days. Opportunities to exercise abound and the amount of fresh, healthy foods are plentiful. You can make delicious meals that are filling, but less carb heavy with summertime’s bounty.
If Your Go-To Excuse Is Time, Summer Is Here to Help!
Everyone is busy and during the fall, winter and spring months, it feels like the appointments on the calendar and the daily responsibilities just keep multiplying. But when summer rolls around, there’s a change with that.
It feels like a breath of fresh air has blown into your life and you can feel the pressure and the chaos of the rest of the year letting go. While things are slowing down, your schedule loosens up a bit.
The opportunity to finally get involved in a fitness plan opens up for you. Summer is the best time to put aside all the excuses you have when it comes to not having enough time to exercise.
With summer, comes the longer days that seem to stretch out endlessly with the added bonus of plenty of sunlight. While you might not technically gain any more hours in the day, you do gain freedom from the schedule that you were chained to before.
If you’re a parent to kids during the school year, you suddenly gain the freedom from that restricting school schedule. When kids are in school, there is always something that you have to take care of.
It can be things like making sure the laundry is done so that a favorite outfit or uniform can be washed and ready to go. Or you might be making sure that gym clothes are washed and ready for use.
You have to keep up with making sure all the homework is done and checked. Every permission slip or note has to be signed. Lunches have to be packed or money to buy lunch set aside.
There are dozens of little things that eat up your time during the year when you have kids in school. And the more kids that you have in school, the more time you spend taking care of related issues.
There are always events to go to at school. There are sports teams to root for, cheerleading, band or chorus, yearbook, drama club and dozens of other possible school related things to attend.
These can easily eat up your time during the year and if you have two or more kids, then you could easily find yourself running back and forth to school events three times a week or even more often.
You can get stretched so thin with your time and energy that it’s no wonder you struggle to find time to exercise and get fit during the year. But summertime changes all of that.
With the freedom that you now have, you can fit in a workout. You can take the time to go on walks. You can hit up the gym. You can dust off the equipment in your home gym or whatever you have.
When you don’t have to ferry kids back and forth, and when you’re not picking kids up or dropping them off at school, you’ll discover that you can end up with a couple of free hours every day and several hours a week.
Instead of chilling out all summer and taking a break from the less hectic family schedule, put taking care of you on the calendar. It’s the perfect time to invest in your health and fitness plan.
All of a sudden, you have all the time in the world to work out and get fit. Summer is the best time to start a fitness plan because it’s more relaxing. Studies have shown that when people begin an exercise regimen during a time when they’re relaxed, they’re more likely to stick with it. over time.