If you’re like me and counting down the number of days until your kids are out of school for the summer, you’re also likely starting to think about just how you’re going to continue your wellness program while juggling your additional responsibilities.
First of all, break out your calendar. Scheduling in your workouts is one of the best things you can do to actually follow through on them. Committing your time to your workouts demonstrates your strong self-care practice. Even if it means waking up 30 minutes early 3 days a week, go ahead and make sure you’re taking time to be nice to your body. Block out your workout time…..now…..before it all gets filled up with other activities.
The next step is to determine what you are going to do during that workout time. Are you training for a particular goal? Do you just want regular exercise to keep yourself healthy and happy? What kinds of workouts really motivate you? Those are the workouts that you’re going to follow through on.
If you have the time blocked out for exercise but need some direction with what workouts to schedule, check out Balance Virtual Bootcamp. I’ll be running a summer session beginning in mid-June, with three workouts per week for eight weeks coming right to your email inbox. If you’re interested in being notified when registration for the virtual bootcamp is open, sign up on the information page.
Do you live somewhere the summer heat is miserable? Get into the water! Check out the water workout I posted a few years ago. If you have older kids who like to swim, you can always tread water while they play around. I find my kids love it when I judge a diving contest or time them swimming underwater– all things I can do while getting in my own workout.
If you like water and enjoy yoga, I’ll be offering Aqua Yoga classes on Saturdays starting in June. Fill in this form if you’re interested in more information, and I’ll send you the details.
No gym? No worries! There are a few in-home workouts I’ve posted over the years on the onbalance blog. Here’s a high-intensity workout you can do with no equipment. You can also find a few 10-minute workouts hidden on my website. For when it starts getting super hot, go back and try my 12 Days of Christmas workout for a good bum kicking.
Best wishes for an active, fitness-filled summer.
Good health and great happiness to you!