IT'S HARD! It is really hard. It's hot, humid and you're already sweaty and tired just from existing.
It's almost Summer here (although in typical Queensland fashion, it's come early) and I am already struggling with the heat (made worse I'm sure by the fact I am growing a humman).
It's not like me to not be motivated to workout but this heat really takes it out of you. I've come up with a few tips that have helped me gain extra energy and actually feel like heading for a workout!
1. Head to the beach
It's almost always super breezy at the beach so I'll often head down for a walk/run and on days I am super keen I'll head down to the sand and do some sprints and some lunges and squats.
2. Go swimming
Swimming is a GREAT form of exercise. You burn a hell of a lot of calories, you work hard, yet you're nice and cool the whole time. Also great for muscle soreness if you just float in the pool for a while and take, literally the weight of the world (what it feels like in my case) off your shoulders!
3. Work out at home (in the aircon)
Yes, most gyms have air con (ours doesn't actually but its quite open and has super giant fans that do the job)...but with the amount of people and the added sweat from said people and their annoying body warmth (how dare they be human), sometimes the gym is just too much to deal with when it's super hot. Ditch the gym and do a body weight circuit in the comfort of your own home.
4. Stay hydrated and eat well!
I cannot stress this one enough. It is so easy to become dehydrated in the Summer months and this will certainly lead to lethargy and possible sickness and headaches. If you give your body what it needs and EXTRA water given the heat, you're more likely to have enough energy to be motivated to work out!
What are your tips for staying motivated in Summer??
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