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John A. Mays, MSEd
Jumpstart Your Summer Plans Spring Into Action
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Jumpstart Your Summer Plans Spring Into Action

You've been saying you want to get in shape and be healthier all year, and now summer is just around the corner. If you are freaking out because your workout procrastination levels have reached a new height, don't worry here are some tips on how to jumpstart your summer routine now.

Enter an Event

This is kind of a throw-yourself-to-the-wolves method, and it can backfire if you don't plan well. If you sign up for an event like a 5k or 10k, for example, you will have a specific goal with a firm deadline.

Find a Buddy or Join a Group

If you struggle with holding yourself accountable, a friend or small group can help you stay on track. Find somebody that you can work out with, like a friend or family member. Small group classes can help. A personal trainer will also hold you accountable and keep you motivated.

Switch Up Your Routine

Maybe you've tried working out consistently in the past, but you've since lost your motivation. You could have gotten into a workout rut. Try hiring a trainer twice a week to guarantee progress on your workout routine and exercises so you won't get bored and lose your motivation. You will exercise different muscle groups, and you'll be more likely to stick with it for a longer period.

Reward Yourself

Reward yourself to help keep yourself motivated. Set small fitness goals and once you achieve a goal, give yourself a treat. If you have a big achievement, you deserve a more significant reward, whereas small incremental achievements can get smaller rewards.

If you've fallen a bit flat on your fitness goals for the year, try these tips to jumpstart your workout routine.

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