Weekly Workouts Roundup: Summer FIT-TIPS!

Week of June 13, 2015:

Saturday 6/13– DISNEY DAY

Sunday 6/14 – 4 mile Morning Walk + PiYo

Monday 6/15– 5k walk + PiYo/P90xLive for Faith and Fitness

Tuesday 6/15 – 1 Hour walk + Max 30 Tabata Power

Wednesday 6/16 – 2 Mile Walk + Insanity Class + PiYo Class + Insanity Class + Fit Camp Class

Thursday 6/17 – 2 Mile Walk + Insanity Class + PiYo Class

Friday 6/18 (planned) – Active Rest Day

 

WHY, HELLO SUMMER! We’re well into the hot summer months here in Florida and with venturing outdoors more and enjoying the sun there are some things to keep in mind more now than ever:

 

✓ WEAR SUN PROTECTION: We all love being outdoors in the sun (between the storms here in Florida) but with that also comes the awareness of sun protection. If you’re in the water, be sure to use waterproof sunblock/sunscreen and reapply per the directions on the one you choose. Even for someone like me who is “brown by nature” it’s important to remember that we all need some protection from the exposure to the sun! Unfiltered Vitamin D is good, but in very small doses depending on the strength of the sun!

 

✓ HYDRATE LIKE A BOSS: At a minimum we want to shoot for the recommended amount of water a day of 8/8 oz servings (64oz. – POST HERE about WHY we need Water) but in the summer it’s important to adjust when needed! If you’re outside and getting all hot and sweaty it’s important to remember to replace what you lose so that your body can keep on ticking as it should!

 

✓ BALANCE THE BBQ: When doing summer get-togethers and BBQ time, be conscious of eating habits. It’s easy to get caught up chatting, drinking, and enjoying time with others but never lose focus of your goals. PLAN your cheats: if you know you will attend an event, really watch how the rest of your week goes so that cheat meal/treat is balanced into your eating plan.

 

✓ PLAN FOR VACATIONS: When traveling either on road trips or flying for vacation, plan ahead! Be sure to pack healthy snacks and treats so that you can ensure your success on the go. I know for me I like knowing I have healthy snacks available because airlines don’t provide anything remotely healthy anymore and because I want to eat before I’m hungry. Travel with empty water bottles for ease of use and portable, non-perishable snacks!

 

✓ BLEND QT WITH THE FAM + FITNESS: You don’t have to reserve time for fitness AWAY from spending time with those you love necessarily! Have fun in the pool…play around the playground….do a family field day or walk….bike together…blend the two and it’s multi-tasking at it’s best!

 

✓ TAKE WORKOUTS INSIDE: I talked here about why I do workouts at home, but you can also do classes and keep yourself cool by sweating it out in the A/C!  Having asthma myself, I try to be sure to watch my breathing so that I am keeping myself safe and so that my body isn’t being overworked past the point of recovery. I’m sure there’s a lovely group fitness instructor in your area you could come sweat with….

 

meymca

 

 

 

What changes do you make in the Summer with your fitness plan?

How do you blend in summer fun with fitness?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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