It has been quite some time since I wrote a post.
As I have had this website up since 2006, I have found that there are periods when I get into a bit of writing lull.
Work and life get busy, and the next thing you know, a couple of months go by and nothing new has been written.
Since it is the first week of July and we are all in vacation mode (even if we are still working), I thought I would write a few lines to keep you motivated over the coming months.
From my years of experience coaching people, I have founds that motivation towards health and wellness comes in waves.
Beginning in January there is usually an upswing in taking better care of ones self.
Things fall back in to the usual routine over the remainder of the winter, until the spring when people start venturing outside after another hard Ottawa winter.
From there people are a little more motivated, as it is easier to stay active when it is warm and you do not have to bundle yourself up just to go outside.
Which leads to the summer. You would think it would be easy to stay on track through July and August, but it is actually the opposite.
Hot lazy days, vacation, barbecues, alcohol, and ice cream, and you see that summer can be a dangerous time for the waistline.
Now is the time to make the commitment to stick to your fitness routine (or start one for that matter) and to make a conscious effort to monitor what kind of calories you consume.
To some it may sound a little extreme to be so regimented towards exercise and eating, but from my experience it does not take long for someone to gain 5-15 lbs over a summer of letting things slide.
Make it a priority, stick to as much of a routine as you can, and you will reach the end of summer fitter and healthier than when it began.