How you can make the most of your day!

We’ve got more light, but are you making the most of it?
It’s so easy to get stuck in bad habits and bad routines from our colder months but now it’s time to break out and really start thinking about that summer fitness and increasing your energy.

We are all leading different lives and yes I acknowledge that my life is built around fitness as a job and lifestyle but I still have to take into account a lot when planning my week to fit the things I love in, so I’m going to run through some helpful tips that hopefully will resonate with you and can be adopted to help your life become more active also.

1. Sunday night take an hour out of your evening to sit down with your diary and plan out your week. Schedule in everything.– Time for your fitness.
– Time to prepare healthy meals
– Time for work
– Time to socialize and see friends
– Family time
– Time off (yes schedule in when you’re resting and having some chill time).
You want to set a goal time for everything each day. The word goal is important because life does not always go to plan and that’s kind of fun to. You want to be flexible but have this plan as something you can refer to, and see what you’re prioritizing, whether you’re living the life you want to live.

Tip: YOU come first always. Yes even with a family, if you’re not doing the things to maintain your physical and mental needs you will not be giving your 100% to your family either.

2. Find a training buddy.
This person doesn’t have to necessarily train with you but they are someone that can hold you accountable for your actions. They will help to motivate you and keep you striving to greatness. I have recently found myself a training buddy and in the past week have pushed myself further and set myself new big and scary goals. It’s so easy to get comfortable in your own routine but if you get to cozy you can hit a plateau and stop seeing results, so continue to have fun with your training but make sure you step out of your comfort zone here and there as well to keep your body guessing and excited.

3. What’s your set up like?
When I was a young one we used to have a volleyball net in the backyard, it could get to 8pm and if we were stuck in our winter lazy routine we could easily be watching TV not even acknowledging the sunlight still shining through the window (boring). Now in daylight savings and summer mode however we’d be out there until dark playing as a family, or out surfing, running, walking, (ahhh so many activities!) Quit the excuses and get outside, in no way should anyone have Vitamin D deficiencies.

There you go you have a start, so get planning, recruiting and make the most of the space and time you have at your finger tips!

Published by jdv05

I'm an Exercise Scientist leading Personal Training and active tours around Parks Victoria protected spaces of Warburton and the Mornington Peninsula. A lover all things movement, incorporating nature into our sessions and personal workouts. I spent 2014 in Japan working as a tour guide and researching trails and writing active trips for both Australia and Japan. I enjoy competing in fun runs and trail runs, with my favourite being the Two Bays trail run. You can check out some of my workouts and fitness tips on my personal blog, Qualifications include: Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science, Certificates III and IV in fitness, Level 1 instructor in Mat Pilates, Wild fitness trainer, Level I and II boxing instructor, Surf instructor.

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