The sun is back and that also means it’s a great time to get active. Whether you enjoy working out, running in the park, or doing outdoor yoga, there’s an array of activities to choose from come summer.
After a winter spent hibernating however, it can be difficult to get active once again and into a new fitness routine. I know! Fortunately, I have some foolproof ways to stay motivated and get active this summer.
Here are 5 smart ways to motivate yourself to get active this summer!
Set a goal
From keeping fit to gaining muscle mass, everyone can have different fit goals for the summer. What’s important is to set a goal and stick to it over several weeks. Setting a goal will allow you to stay focused and will remind you why you started getting active in the first place.
Get new clothes
What's better than a new pair of leggings for some extra fitness motivation? Since we received our new leggings, I can’t live without them and I’ll use every excuse to wear them, even a workout session. Once you have a new fitness outfit, you’ll feel motivated too to workout and show off your new purchases.
Workout with a friend
Working out as a pair is always better, because you have someone to stay motivated with and to accompany you through the ups and downs. Find a friend, set a common goal, and schedule weekly workout sessions together. You’ll be motivated and determined to achieve your goals in no time.
Make a playlist
I love listening to music when I’m working out. In fact, you can always find me with my headphones and Ipod at hand. Create a fun playlist and opt for upbeat music, and you’ll always have motivation to get moving.
Getting back into a workout routine can be hard, but after just a few sessions, you’ll find your rhythm again. Practice a sport or take on a fitness routine that you like, and that fits your goals. The most important thing is that you enjoy yourself and come out of your sessions feeling good.
What’s your favourite way to stay active?