After years of training folks to help them take control of their bodies, you’d think they’d understand by now that weather is not an excuse to stop your fitness regime. Winter weather should actually be the bigger excuse for not working out but the motivation of a “clean slate” (New Year’s) always wins out. Don’t get lulled into complacency this summer – TAKE ACTION! Most importantly, take action that’s FUN! One thing's for sure, if you can’t figure out a way to link pleasure with your activity, then you’ll be hard pressed to turn your activity into a habit.
Summer is the best time to create new calorie-burning activities that don’t resemble regular fitness routines in the slightest but can be much, much better for you than going to a gym. So what am I talking about? Who’s up for body-surfing or hiking a mountain or a group bicycle trip? Are you a parent? Perfect! Grab the little monkeys and take’em on an adventure in the woods, hunting for frogs and turtles. How about river rafting or even a tubing experience?? The point is GET OUTSIDE and get moving!
After all, what’s the point of building a better body if you can’t use it?! You are only limited by your willingness to try new things, and I guarantee you that if you do exactly what you did last summer -- and you weren’t happy with your body by summer’s end -- then your results will be much the same, except you’ll be a year older! Do not miss out on the best weather of year – TAKE ACTION and make it FUN Action! Do this, and New Year’s Day this year will be a time to party, not a time to make resolutions for a better body!
CHARLIE MIKE - ALDEN
Body surfing Photo courtesy Newport Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau