The sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and we're getting into one of the most beautiful times of year here in Maine.
Which allows me to give you a challenge...
Tomorrow is June 1st.
Between now and Labor Day is usually the toughest "quarter" of fitness.
It's nice out, it's easy to say yes to being outside and no to working out.
There is no shortage of BBQ's or parties, and it can be very easy to lose focus.
Well, that's why we're here!
Now, let me be the first to say, I want you to enjoy summer, and it's here and gone before we know it.
That being said, if you're looking for any kind of result, you have to have some discipline.
The biggest frustration as coaches is that very rarely does that action match the desire.
Meaning, you want to lose 20lbs this summer, but the actions (frequency and nutrition) don't match that. :)
So, we basically have two choices.
Be okay with putting it on cruise control for the next quarter...
Or keeping our head down and plowing through the summer, kicking butt and taking names.
Either one is fine, as long as your desired result matches.
For most, I recommend somewhere in the middle.
We know if we don't do any activity, no strength training, no frequency, not only will we not make progress, but we'll in fact usually trend in the other direction.
I always remind people that are working out, trying to lose weight, and not losing any, essentially maintaining...
Although we want to help you lose weight (if that's the goal), imagine if you were not working out at all?
Now not only would you not feel so good, you'd probably be gaining weight instead of just maintaining.
Here's my challenge.
We know summer is fun and busy, but we know we need to do something.
I recommend setting a goal of what I call...
The Tough Thirty.
Thirty workouts between now and Labor Day.
For some, that will be a piece of cake (pun intended), for others, especially if your frequency is zero (that's okay, we all start somewhere), it's going to be a real challenge, I know you're up for it.
Thirty workouts this summer.
Remember, summer is 25% of the year.
That's 25% of your progress over the next year weighing on these next three months.
Don't set the bar too high, but let's not sit on the beach sipping margaritas every day either.
I know you can do it.
Dedicated to Your Success,
PS: If you're ready for the challenge of 30 workouts this summer and want all the coaching, accountability, and support to go along with it, you can start your journey at Spurling by clicking here.