5 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun This Summer

5 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun This Summer

It’s officially SUMMERTIME!

This might be tied to some kind of childhood nostalgia from having summers off, but it’s easily my favorite time of year. I love being outside as much as possible and between the warm weather and the long sunny days, summertime makes that very easy to do.

It’s also when I tend to travel more which can throw a wrench into my normal routine. So I have a few tips for ways I like to help myself maintain a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing fun and I thought they might be helpful to some of you too!      

1. Combine Fun with Fitness. Planning things to do that are both fun and active is a great way to get a workout without having to go to the gym. Some of these might include hiking, swimming, bicycling, or just walking around and exploring a new city. One of my personal favorites is paddle boarding. It’s an awesome workout for your core and you have the freedom to jump in the water to cool off whenever you want!

5 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun This Summer!
2. Everything in Moderation. This is probably the one I struggle with the most because when I travel, I want to eat at ALL the places and try ALL the things!! But usually by the end of a trip, I end up regretting my over-indulgence and realize that I would have been just as happy cutting some of it out.

While I think it’s important to allow yourself a treat here and there, it’s also good to keep in mind that you don’t need dessert or alcohol or whatever else tempts you at every single meal. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is all about balance!

5 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun This Summer!

3. Drink Low Calorie Cocktails. I’ve never been one to drink my calories but when it comes to hanging out and having fun, it’s very easy for me to lose track and throw back a 1,000 without even thinking twice. Having a cocktail that’s all-natural and low calorie makes it much easier to relax and enjoy myself without worrying about whether or not I’m over doing it.

One option that I personally love is the organic acai spirit from VEEV® which some of you might remember from my Superfruit Refresher Cocktails.  Well the company recently came out with a new VitaFrute® cocktail flavor called Coconut Colada that’s made with the same organic VEEV® spirit, coconut water and organic pineapple juice.

The best part is that there’s no need to mix it with anything. It has a light tropical flavor that tastes great on it’s own and all you have to do is shake, pour over ice and enjoy!

  In addition to the Coconut Colada, they also offer a Cosmopolitan, Margarita, and Lemonade, all of which are only 125 calories per serving and ready-to-drink!

4. Pack Healthy Foods To Go. Having wholesome options on hand makes it so much easier to resist the temptation of fast or processed food. I always plan ahead and make sure to pack something nutritious that I know will give me sustainable energy so I can avoid making bad decisions. Sometimes it can be as simple as packing a whole grain bun to bring to a barbecue!
5 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun This Summer!
5. Squeeze in Activity Whenever You Can. This is one I try to do all year round because it’s always important to stay as active as possible, even when you don’t have a lot time. For example, I recently started taking a 15 minute walk on my lunch break. It feels so good to breathe in fresh air and get a little Vitamin D from the sun!

Another thing I like to do is take the stairs whenever possible. It’s a great way to get a little burst of activity without having to break a sweat!

5 Ways to Stay Fit and Have Fun This Summer!
Thank you to my friends at VEEV® for collaborating on this post! I truly think VEEV® is an awesome product and I love that they donate 1% of their topline sales to environmental organizations worldwide.

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