working out
Summer is the time of year when our motivation should be kicking into overdrive! Bikini season, vacations, and summer clothes should push us away from our guilty foods and towards the nearest gym. However, sometimes summer has a way of putting our mind, body, and drive on vacation. If you’re finding your motivation has taken a hiatus, here are some possible reasons and solutions.Take a look at your own life and get your booty into gear for this summer with these solutions for your fitness problems. (photo credit here)
Family at park having a picnic and laughing
Problem: Kids are on summer break from school.
Solution: Summer vacation is a GREAT time for kids and even greater for bonding time with them, but don’t let their vacation put your fitness on its vacation. Instead, find some physically demanding outdoor activities that will satisfy their needs and your own. Take a day trip to a national park and hike, play a game of kickball or soccer, or even just take an evening walk! (photo credit here)

Problem: Nice weather putting a halt on your trip to the gym?
Solution: I know that summer weather makes you want to kick back and get a tan by the pool while enjoying a great book and a mojito… But unless you live in a perfect world, or have a personal trainer coming to your house daily, you can’t. Sorry ladies, but letting the nice weather hinder your workouts is not going to help you reach your fitness goals this summer! To counter this, force yourself outside, and get in the mindset that working out outside is a gift in the great weather.

beach_family_holiday
Problem: The “Vacation Mindset.”
Solution: The truth is that a fit and healthy lifestyle doesn’t take vacation time! Vacations are amazing and by all means it’s a time to relax and have fun, but there is a difference between being on vacation, and having a vacation mindset. Push yourself to work out and reach your summer goals, and I promise in the end when you’re actually on vacation, you’ll be proud you did. (photo credit here)

Problem: Summer Activities pulling you away?
Solution: Vacations, summer activities for kids and cookouts are only a few of the many activities that you may be involved with this summer. The important thing is to try to fit in some physical activity somewhere in your busy day, as difficult as that may be! Being a busy mom is a challenging job, but at the end of the day, finding time for YOU and YOUR goals should still be a priority.

Portrait of a Family Sitting on the Beach
Problem: Feeling the heat.
Solution: With the kids on summer vacation, and your busy schedule, it’s not surprising that summer may be wearing you down. Even SuperMom needs sleep! Make sure you’re not letting your busy schedule get the best of your health. Get the right amount of sleep each night so that your days aren’t wasted feeling groggy and overworked. That doesn’t do you, your family, or your workouts any good! (photo credit here)

Problem: Same old, same old.
Solution:  With the change of season, you may want a change in your workout routine, which is great! Trying new things is a positive thing! If you’re feeling like your fitness schedule is getting laborious or too repetitive, try finding something new and exciting to do during the summer! Find a hiking trail close by, or get a group of friends to meet a couple times a week for a class! There are a ton of options the warm weather of summer brings that will allow you to switch up your workouts!