Wednesday, 25 November 2015

How to: Stay motivated to exercise in the Summer heat





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??

Keep smiling!

Tahana

instagram = @talkhealthytome

13 comments :

  1. What a great post Tahana! I definitely have noticed the heat difference since coming back from Canada. Luckily my gym has AC but I have found it really difficult going for walks during the day because it is just too hot near where I live so I think I will take your advice and go near the water where there is a good breeze. Thanks bae, you're the best!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Yes! Head down to Redcliffe whenever you can (I find Margate is the breeziest) ... It's so pretty too and you get lost in how pretty the sky is and just walk forever. Let's go together one weekend! <3

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  2. Great post lovely! It definitely is difficult to keep motivated in this heat!! Great tips :D
    Talia xo

    http://bellafloresa.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you! I think the pool & beach are going to be my favourite places this Summer!! <3

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  3. I wish I had your motivation girl! You are amazing xx

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    1. Aw thank you Celia! <3 You're in the perfect spot for bulk beach walks! I'll come visit sometime! xx

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  4. Great post Hun, I will be either hitting the swimming pool or staying in the air con in this muggy QLD heat haha

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's ridiculous isn't it!! Ben and I are heading to Townsville for a week so I am thinking I will be permanently in the pool!!! <3

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  5. I have a pool in the apartment building I live in so definitely need to make more use of it! I do crossfit three times a week and our box doesn't have air con - it's a killer! Although it's all open and I work out at 6am it's been such a struggle to get through work outs in the heat and humidity here up north! xx

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    1. Where up North are you?? Definitely make use of your pool! It's such great exercise! :-) x

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  6. For me the two extreme seasons are the hardest, summer is too hot and winter is too cold and all I want to do is stay in bed! These are great tips though! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Winter is definitely hard! I see you're from the UK so must be even worse for you! Keep it in doors and work up a sweat to keep you warm! :-) x

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  7. I wish I had a beach near me, I think that would really help to motivate me!

    Rebecca Coco

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