So it’s Friday.. It’s also SUMMER!!!
Will and I after a surf lesson last summer
Well, it may not technically be the first day of summer yet, but to me, it’s summer once June 1st hits.
And you know what that means? It’s the perfect time to forget* about the goals, the strict eating, the macro counting, the max reps, and just enjoy yourself a little.
*Ok, don’t forget exactly, but today I want to talk more about living, and less about rules.
Of course, staying healthy during the summer is important (if You need ways to get healthier this summer, check out my mini-challenges series that is in progress now!), but it’s also important to let yourself enjoy life, and what better time than when the sun is shining, skies are blue and everyone seems to smile just a little bit more. And in my experience, healthy living gets a whole lot easier when you stop all of the stressing and worrying, and just enjoy yourself!
I saw a great quote on Twitter yesterday that Adam Bornstein posted (you should follow him if you don’t already… he shells out a boat load of great articles and information) that goes along with this idea perfectly:
“Remind yourself EVERY day that in between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed”
See what I mean? Apparently Adam and I are sharing the same brainwave or something.
And that, folks, is why I have created a summer check list for myself: a mini bucket list if you will. Some of these things I’ve never done before, some of them I have, but they are all things that I want to make sure I do before the leaves start turning and the temps start to dip again. And since I don’t work during June and July (I know, I know, rough life), I have no excuse but to tackle All of these over the next couple of months!
What is on Your summer bucket list?