Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer is Coming to an End...What's Your Plan???

Ok ya'll. Summer is drawing to a close. The kids are going back to school. You are taking your last vacay {this pic is actually where I am going! yipeeee!} and your fitness may have, well...taken a vacation too.
So, I want to pose a question: What is your fitness goal for the Fall? Are you going to finally join the gym? Bust out the old workout videos? Run a 5K? 10K? Half marathon? Maybe you are just going to step on the gas a little bit because your summer has been busy with other things. Whatever it is...we wanna know about it!
No doubt, it's not fun to "get back in the game" when you have been out of it for so long. That's why you need a plan. Don't just say, "I need to go work out Monday." What ARE YOU GOING TO DO MONDAY? Get your plan in gear.
Here are a few things you can do to get yourself motivated:

1. Call your local gyms and see if they have any specials going on for new members. Chances are they do!
2. If you just had a baby, call another mama who did too and vow to get back in shape together! Even if you don't know eachother well, it is a great way to get some "me" time in and make a new friend! Invite her to your favorite class or go the free route--walk or run in eachothers neighborhood!
3. Call around and check for Free {or donation based} classes. In our area, there are several awesome free Zumba classes! Keep in mind, the instructors are doing it out of the goodness of their heart, so a "LOVE offering" is most polite!
4. CHALLENGE yourself. If you have been working out all summer, chances are things might get a little hum-drum. Find a new challenge for yourself. If you are a runner, add a couple of long swims in. If you are a cardio junkie, try to add a yoga in once a week {ok, this is MY GOAL!}.
5. Take advantage of the bad TV! If you are like me, summer is a bummer for TV watching {ok, except all of the 'House Wives' on Bravo}. Check your on-demand channels if you have them! I have Fitness-on-demand {time warner} and they have lots of GREAT at-home workouts! You can also bust out your favorite or try a new fitness DVD--it's great to workout in the A.C.!
I'd LOVE to know your plans for the rest of the Summer and into the Fall! What are you going to do to get back into gear?


  1. I have been working out really hard all summer long. But, lately I've kind of been in a funk! So, I guess I need to find a way to challenge myself. I work out with a personal trainer and he does a great job of changing things up for me but maybe I need to try something different. I've been considering yoga. I still have 65 pounds I want to lose by May 2011 so hopefully I don't lose steam completely! Great post! It got me to thinkin'!

  2. been working out very hard this summer...despite the 100+ temps around here! I think my fall goal will be to find a local spring triathalon and just DO IT! Wish me luck :)

  3. carido junkies motivated me to start a workout blog too...I'd love for you guys to check it out!

  4. Unfortunately summer ending also means any "spare time" coming to an end :( Any suggestions for those of us who are running non-stop the entire school year?