Can you believe we’re at the end of June and summer is officially here? That means a few things: when I step outside my front door I feel like I’m in a sauna; month 4 of my Shaklee 180 journey is wrapping up; and longer days mean I have more time to be active!
Why is it easier to lose weight in the summer? Keep in mind, I’m answering this question for myself, and not delving into what the experts say.
- It’s a lot easier for me to be motivated to work out in the evenings when we still have daylight at 8 in the evening.
- With temperatures above 90 and high humidity, I eat less hot meals and more fresh fruit and salads
- Some of my favorite fruits and vegetables are in season and easily available: raspberries, cherries, watermelon
- I drink a lot more water in the summer
- Swimming is my favorite way to work out and burn calories
I’ve been beating the heat by drinking ice cold Shaklee 180 smoothies, packed with fruit, spinach, and ice. When the sun starts to set, I usually go for a brisk walk, followed by a swim. In the pool, I work with a volleyball to do some arm exercises, tread water for 10-15 minutes, swim laps, and make sure that even when I’m resting either my legs or arms are moving.
Now, here’s the frustrating part, I’m still at 139 pounds. My jeans are baggy, my pajama pants are falling down, and the swimsuit I used to have spend 20 minutes wrestling with to get on and off, has room to spare. I know I should go by how my clothes fit, and I know the Shaklee 180 blogger program is working. BUT, I still want to see the numbers on the scale change! Right now, I feel like its just mocking me.
What do you do in the summer to stay fit?