Hey, I love beer and BBQ as much as the next guy.
That's why if I don't tighten the reins a bit during the summer months, ol’ Brad can pack on the pounds.
Total fat kid mode.
Anyways, lots of people complain about how hard it is to keep progress, and routine, during the summer months.
Maybe there's vacations, or breaks from work.
Or pool parties, outside bonfires, or late nights drinking and singing at the cottage.
Whatever lies ahead for you this summer, there are 3 things you’ll want to make sure you have dialed-in so your summer fun doesn't show up in places you don’t want it to.
1) Look at the holes.
Whether you’re traveling, enjoying a “staycation,” or life is as usual but with a few extra Coronas, you gotta look at your days ahead and make the time to take care of yourself.
Look for the gaps in your days, and schedule out the times to “workout,” or “walk” or “prep tomorrow’s breakfast.”
Got a long weekend trip planned? Great, make time for a 20 minute circuit before you leave, and a 15 minute stretch session when you get home.
Hotel has a gym and the family usually sleeps in? Grab some dumbbells and crank out a 15 minute calorie-buster with just a single pair of weights.
Everyone has time, somewhere to fit in some “me” time. Take advantage of those small gaps in the itinerary and help yourself (and your waistline) out a bit.
2) Pick 1 or 2 "Go To" workouts.
I have a favourite.
It’s a simple, 15-minute 30 on/30 off interval routine that can be done anywhere. Literally, anywhere.
Squat for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds
Push-ups for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds
Mountain climbers for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds
Alternating lunges for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds
Plank with alternating shoulder taps for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds.
Repeat those exercises back-to-back for 3 rounds and you're done.
That’s it. It’s basic, it’s straightforward, but I’m telling you, it smokes me every time I do it.
And I don’t need to have any equipment or even much floor space.
I can use that workout and I also have a dumbbell complex that incorporates a few different exercises with some lighter dumbbells that I love for a change in routine.
So get really familiar with a couple of your own favourite routines, get them mastered and memorized, and use them whenever you need to get a workout in with little thought or planning.
3) Get yourself an accountability buddy.
What better way to stay accountable and making progress when the cold pool and Margaritas are calling your name than to have someone to answer to.
An accountability partner will make you work out when you know you should but don’t feel like it.
An accountability partner will encourage you to stay on track with making the right food choices (more often than not, but still enjoy yourself).
An accountability partner will give you that big high-five when September rolls around and summer is over and you don’t have to look down and feel ashamed of the summer weight that crept on while you were having so much fun.
Speaking of accountability buddies...
I wanna let you know the doors are opening to a brand-new, 6 week Summer Sizzle program.
If you worked so hard to get into great shape, or haven’t done much of anything at all but want a way to have fun and feel good when summer is over, then check this out.
Coming in July, take advantage of the 6 week Summer Sizzle program and keep your body looking and feeling good.
Get accountable and stay motivated with Semi-Private Training two days a week. There are only 4 people allowed per timeslot, so it keeps lots of individual attention and focus on each and every person in the group.
Plus, the support and fun you’ll have pushing yourself and sharing success with others goes a long way to keeping you motivated and the results coming.
As if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a full nutrition profile and menu plan to build fresh, healthy meals that will nourish your body.
And we’ll make sure to build in some “fun meals,” too. You still have to enjoy the summer!
Click here to let me know you're interested and get full details.
The program starts in July, and runs until mid-August. Just in time for you to start getting things ready for the kiddies to go back to school, or take that end-of-summer vacation.
Plus, the sessions are flexible that you can schedule them in on your own convenient times, so you can plan your days ahead well in advance to stay on track.
You won’t find this level of training, coaching, and accountability anywhere else.
Just click here and throw your name in to let me know you’re interested.