There is something about spring, isn’t there? I don’t know if it’s the flowers popping up on the trees or reprieve from the cold winter months (in other parts of the world, definitely not California!), or the feeling of something new, but I love it. It’s a chance to kinda regroup after the craziness of the new year, reevaluate your goals, and make things happen.
And that’s just what I’m going to do!
Back in September I made a choice to eat healthier and start a work out routine. I went to the gym three times a week and ate properly. It made all the difference in the world and I felt great. However, those pesky holidays snuck up on me and I got a little off track. Not even the new year could reign me in! I started back up after the new year, but not nearly as consistent as I had been before.
But alas, spring is here and I’m giving myself another shot.
I want to look and feel good when it comes time for swimsuit season and you guys — you can too!
Here are my tips for getting fit in the spring for summer.
1.) Set a goal
For me, my goal is 3 days a week. It’s not extreme but enough to make a difference for me. If you can only do one day a week, do one day a week! Then have your next goal be to work up to 2 days a week. Before you know it you’ll have a consistent gym schedule and be getting fit quite easily!
2.) Don’t be crazy
Don’t set some kind of lofty unattainable goal. You’re just setting yourself up to fail. If you want to work out 5 days a week but haven’t seen the gym since 2012, that’s probably not gonna happen. Instead, start slow with smaller, more practical, attainable goals. If you still want to work out 5 days a week, work up to that. But be reasonable.
3.) Consistency is key
To be quite honest, I don’t work extremely hard at the gym. I run, lift weights and do ab work. But I think the key for me has been that I am consistent. I do my 1 hour work out 3 days a week on a mostly consistent basis and it’s been working for me!
4.) Eat right
Diet is a HUGE part of getting fit. If you are not taking care what you’re putting in your body but working your tail off at the gym, it’s just not gonna do as much. Up your nutrition intake, lessen your processed food/sugar intake and stay on track. You will see your results much faster that way!
5.) Be prepared
Have a gym bag that you keep with all your essentials ready to go for the gym. That way you will always be prepared! In my gym bag I have a little my ear buds, a towel, dry shampoo, hair ties, and my Secret Clinical Strength® deodorant. In the past I haven’t cared too much about my deodorant, I just grabbed what was available. However, after using Secret Clinical Strength, I will never go back. It provides 4 times stress sweat protection and I have personally experienced it!
See, I work out in the morning and I don’t often remember to put on deodorant before I leave. Heck, I barely remember to brush my teeth! (Hey, it’s early.) When I have Secret Clinical Strength the day before, I actually smell good when I’m working out! It actually absorbs odor while releasing a scent to keep you smelling clean and feeling dry. And it’s true ladies, it’s true. Since starting to use Secret Clinical Strength I don’t think I’ll ever go back. It smells nice and works perfectly. That’s a deodorant win to me!
So tell me, what are your tips for getting fit this spring in preparation for summer? What’s your regime? I’d love to hear any tips you have!
I’m sharing #SecretClinical in my life as part of a Secret Clinical Strength sponsored series for Socialstars™