Kickstart Your Summer and Get Moving
Late American novelist Ralph Ellison once said: “Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.” Climbing temperatures and longer days practically ask for such effort. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get back into gear, leave our hibernating comfort zone and get moving. “But…”, I hear you saying. I feel you, but I’m afraid I will stick with Ralph Ellison and help you actuate said ‘overt action’. Here are my top five tips so you can make the most of your summer and get moving right away.
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But Not Too Comfortable
Pushing the boundaries and getting out of one’s comfort zone have become clichéd buzzwords for gym promotions, overused and, at times, overrated. At the heart of said phrases, however, is the truth of how challenging times, in which we face the unknown lead to positive change. As for most other aspects of life, pushing yourself a tad further during your workout will make you try even harder the next time. Be comfortable in your gear but don’t let your exercise routine become too comfortable.
Sharing is Caring
Speaking of not being too relaxed while sweating off any possible winter baggage, why not make it a joint effort? Team up with someone like-minded, share the pain and challenge each other to always go a step further.
Make it a habit
Whether your are off exploring exotic locations overseas or patiently awaiting summer back at home, let your get-moving-attitude become a habit. Discover your own wee fitness regime and continue to make the most of it. By the way, it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Are you up for a challenge?
But Don’t Forget to Mix it Up
If you feel like boredom starts to set in during your regular workouts, change it up! Skip the gym, join a swimming club, become a yogi or find a new hill to tackle. Adding variety will keep you motivated, while giving your whole body a workout at the same time. How do you like to switch it up?
Ultimately though, don’t forget to be kind to yourself and have fun!
Now over to you. Subscribe to my blog, share your summer workout tips and comment below to win 1 of 4 NZD $50 Lululemon gift cards and, most importantly, enjoy kickstarting your summer!