Summer is around the corner and I'm sure you have started preparing yourself for #bodygoals all summer '18. Of course, we want our summer body to be body goals as we plan to hang out with friends, go to all the activities possible, and lay on the beach.
But working on yourself physically isn't just a seasonal thing for the sake of a few cute Instagram photos. Working on yourself physically means that you are creating a healthy diet, losing weight, or toning up for the betterment of your health.
One thing the summer brings is a challenge especially when it comes to your diet. So I'm going to give you four ways to stick to a healthier lifestyle even during the summer months.
1. Meal prep your meals in advance.
- For example, on Saturday you plan what you will eat for the week and go grocery shopping. On Sunday, cook your food for the week, mainly focusing on lunch and dinner sides, depending on what you typically eat for breakfast, (don’t miss breakfast). During the week all you have to cook is your meat (if you eat meat) because the sides are already cooked.
- Once you have everything prepped, place everything in your Tupperware, and pack your lunch for Monday like your mom used to do when you went to school.
*Preparing everything in advance will keep you from being tempted to eat things that are not in your diet.
2. Be real with yourself sis, it’s ok to have a cheat day.
- To keep yourself from feeling as though this is a task and you are missing out, have a cheat day. Whatever you choose to do with your cheat day is up to you but only one day a week.
3. Remember you are creating a lifestyle to give yourself time to transition.
- Last year, everyone watched What the Health on Netflix and decided to become a vegan the next day. And because the decision was implosive of course a lot of people didn't last. Remember it's a lifestyle you are creating, you didn't develop these unhealthy eating habits overnight so you won't be able to fix them overnight either.
*It's okay to start with a 3-day plan or a 4-day plan and work yourself up to 6 or 7 days of healthy eating a week.
4. Commit to a workout schedule
- There are multiple ways to workout but for the sake of your commitment find a workout style that you can commit to such as; trap yoga, spinning class, aerobics, pilates, cardio and muscle strengthening, etc. Once you find a workout that you like and commit to, it will help you to stick to a schedule.
Give yourself time to work on yourself in the kitchen and physically as well.
What to do to keep yourself up physically?