Fitness motivation is much easier to find in the summer than during the colder seasons. That being said, sometimes we can decide to do it for the wrong reasons. To make sure you’re not looking for it in the wrong places, try avoiding these common mistakes.
Most people’s appetite changes in the summer, but you shouldn’t use the fact that you’re less hungry to embrace a dangerous diet. Even if your appetite decreases in the heat, you should still make sure to stay well-fed and properly hydrated and not use this phenomenon as an extra reason to start a strict diet.
“Bikini body” is the unachievable standard you’ll be bombarded with from all sides this summer. On the surface level, it may seem like the idea of the perfect summer body can be inspirational, but it’s actually putting too much pressure on women to look a certain way and you shouldn’t use it for a motivational boost.
Stepping outdoors is one of the most common motivational tips for the hot summer months, but it doesn’t work for everyone. If you think you could enjoy it, give it a shot, but don’t feel bad if you prefer training at your local gym or your living room. Every routine has its perks and you should pick one that works for you.