I’m into my 3rd month of my weight-loss routine and am chugging along. I lost 1 pound this week for a total of 16.2 pounds gone. It’s slow but steady. You can read about last week here.
Exercise is an integral part of my daily routine. Whether for weight loss or just general fitness, I always feel better if I start my day off with a good workout. Because it’s getting hot outside, I needed to come up with some cooler summer activities.
I have a couple of workout buddies that will humor me on a regular basis. We just pop in a video and follow along.
It feels so good to stretch our muscles, especially after a hard run the day before!
On really hot days we’ll swim a few laps in the pool. Jason’s offered to be our swim coach and give us a few pointers here and there.
By the way, I’m not in any of these pictures because I’m the one taking them!
Here are this week’s tips on how to beat the summer heat while still staying active:
1. Scale down my outdoor activities. My favorite exercise is running but rather than doing a long hot run, I’ll just run around the block or two in the early morning before it gets too hot. If I do need to get in some distance, I’ll hit the treadmill at my neighborhood gym and put on some really great music on my ipod to break up the monotony.
2. Play more with the kids. My younger kids love to go to the pool every chance they get so getting in the pool and splashing around with them gets everyone moving. They like to go on bike rides too, and nothing feels cooler than the wind in your face while cycling!
3. Do it with friends. Whether it’s sewing or exercising, it’s always more fun with my pals!