Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Fun

I don't know about you, but I spent all winter preparing my body for the summer; however, now that summer has arrived it appears that I am gaining the weight back....
Summer, really makes it difficult to maintain your figure. There is just too many tasty summer treats that are easily craved for to cool off with like: slurpees, ice cream, popsicles, sweet lemonade, etc. 
Furthermore, it seems like everyone has some event - cookout/ barbecue - their throwing and you're invited to partake in the festivities, which includes eating: hot dogs, burgers, fries, funnel cakes, etc.

So whats a girl to do?

While it may be difficult, the easiest solution would be to just not eat the yummy summer foods; however, the more practical solution would be to eat them, but in very small portions. Instead of, eating barbecue ribs and drinking sweet lemonade (or whatever your chosen poison) throughout the summer, you could minimize such eating habits to once every other weekend or so; that way your still enjoying summer and all it has to offer. And when it comes to eating at events it may be helpful to: 1) eat before you go, 2) only eat a small portion while at the event (this means one plate that isn't filled to the gills), or 3) bring healthy snakes like fruit along with you to substitute for unhealthy food like french fries. I know...I know... easier said than done, but we must treat our bodies right; so little tips like the ones that I have given can go a long way.  

As you may know, eating alone wont keep the weight off during the summer. YOU MUST EXERCISE. There are various ways one can exercise during summer. Some typical summer exercises are: swimming, biking, hiking, playing tennis and basketball, canoeing, etc. In addition, to partaking in typical summer activities, you could also get a great work out by...

Paddle Boating

 Playing Laser Tag

 Rollerskating/ Rollerblading

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