Summer is finally here and naturally we all deserve to take a break. Whether it’s a mental change-up from the taxing school year, or a nice family vacation, it’s a time to enjoy.
I’ll never forget what a friend said when I was 17….”There are just too many things to do out there to take an excuse to not stay in shape.” It really resonated with me because it is just pure truth. Of course we all have our hectic schedules and obligations, but we certainly put aside time for what we really value. And when I think of “in shape”, I am always thinking of that in terms of health, not whether you have a six-pack or not.
Wherever you are, do you plan to give yourself the physical activity you need?
We are on vacation right now (with Tara’s daughter along!- I may not bring her back!)- But along with the fun, we like to keep moving. What simple things do you do to stay active when away?
Be fair to your body, give it the attention it deserves. I was thinking this morning, at 6 am, that as much as it feels good sleep in, it feels better to be done with my work out at 8am and have the entire day left to play!
But of course, treat yourself too.
I made these simple Popsicles. Mango Rum with fresh puréed pineapple. So refreshing!
Enjoy your downtime, but don’t let it be an excuse to neglect yourself. Keep nourishing that body with good food, lots of water, exercise and sleep too!
“If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?” Jim Rohn
*All opinions are my own.
Lover of Ashtanga Yoga, Plant strong nourishment, and a thirst for learning. We're all in this together, Namaste!