Summer Fitness & Health

I mentioned in my summer goals post that this summer I really need to make some changes, especially in the health and fitness department. I need to eat better, exercise, get up, and be more active. I also need to pick up some other, but just as important, healthy habits. Because lets be honest, all these Netflix binge-watching sessions that are going to happen  aren’t burning any calories (maybe because heart rate can get pretty high at times during those jumpy action scenes, that counts right??). So I’m just going to list off some things that I’m going to fix, and maybe even blog about, when it comes to my health this summer.

I’m going to try to wake up around at about the same time everyday. I’ve read in so many different places that a constant sleep schedule is one of the simplest things you can do to benefit your health. I’m going to try and get up at about 8:00 am (unless I stay up to late binge-watching, oops) and hopefully go to bed at 9:30-ish pm, if I don’t get hooked on Youtube or Netflix before bed. The waking up part will be easier for me at least. So we will see how this goes…

I gotta stop eating so much junk. My diet is probably 75% sugar, 10% coffee, and we’re gonna say the last 5% is whatever the heck I’m supposed to be eating. The statistics are rough. I need to eat better and put some more nutritious foods in my body, because otherwise I’m most likely going to keel over and die. Not really, but there will be consequences for the food I eat and I need to justify it.

Next up, I want to really focus on getting my steps in. I have a Fitbit and I want to start reaching my goals, especially hourly and daily steps. Getting those 250 steps every hour is key. When I get the little reminder to get up and move, it helps me assess my activities. If I’m sitting on my butt for too long I know that I probably should get up and do something active. Whether I’m doing something productive or something not-so-productive, I know I should take break and walk around a bit. Just going on walks in the evening or a jog at the gym are also a couple little things I can do to benefit my health.

Lastly, but most certainly not the hardest of these goals, is too stay hydrated. I don’t mean with coffee, even though part of me wishes that would work, but with good old-fashioned H2O. Drinking water is probably the absolute simplest thing that has the greatest effect on my health. I don’t know what it is, but drinking water has so many benefits that it’s crazy not to drink the stuff.

I don’t know about you, but I’m already feeling pretty good about my health and fitness goals for this summer. They seem simple enough, right? To be quite honest, most of these things are easier said than done, but I am going to push myself to make it happen. What are some of your summer health and fitness goals?

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