Let’s talk summer habits

Summer Habit

What habits are you currently working on? I think it is fun to change habits every now and then. I am a HUGE believer in baby steps and celebrating improvements, no matter how big or small. So it is time to think about summer habits.

The fit dish link up topic for today is, “What’s one habit you want to create for summer?” Shoutout to the hosts, Jessica and Jill!

The summer habit I want to create is VERY simple. I have been in a bit of a workout funk lately and have not done ANY weight training in months. Months?!? Yep, you got it. This workout lover has been slacking in that department.

I blame it on my Fitbit. Don’t get me wrong, I love this device, but it makes me cardio crazy. I have to try and figure out how to get 10,000 steps per day for my charity team at work so that takes the cake over other workouts lately. However, I think strength training and flexibility training are important too.

So, my summer habit that I am creating is to do weights 3 times per week at home. I particularly like to use my 8 lb dumbells, 5 lb dumbells, and 18 lb kettlebell. Since my habit consists of 3 days per week, each of these will be full body workouts. I found this great workout in Women’s Health magazine so will start with that and then change it up in a couple weeks.

Have I mentioned Habitbull yet? It is an app that helps you develop habits. I have been using it the past month and find it pretty helpful! Check it out if it interests you. I don’t get paid to say that.. just like the product. I read about it in a magazine while I was on vacation.

What is your habit for the summer? Much love to ya, friend!

 

  • MB Jackson

    I am working on my strength training this summer too! it does drive me a bit crazy that when I go to Fitcamp or yoga and work, work, work and get very little steps! It does make me FitBit crazy!!!

  • Same here, Bri! Consistently fitting in strength training is a habit I need to start up again – 2 times a week is my goal. Those Fitbits sound cool but 10,000 steps a day does sound daunting! Hope you are having a great summer so far!
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com/

  • I’ve been a total craptastic blob in the workout department lately. (I feel too guilty and like I should be studying. ;_; ) Hopefully I’ll be able to snap out of it soon (and if not, it’s just another 3 weeks or so of being a blob!) I may have to check Habitbull out! :] I haven’t heard of it before!

    • It’s growing on me! It can be a pest sometimes, but at least it is reminding me of my habits!

  • jillconyers

    You’ve got this Bri! Commit to your why and you’re on your way to success. I love love that you set a doable goal of 3 days. Keep us updated on how it goes. Thanks for motivating and inspiring the #fitfam! Much love. xoxo

  • Runnin Rocker

    I love that you actually found a habit app. That is so true what you said about the Fitbit! I am running for charity miles, earthathon, 1MillionMintes, training for the next race, and trying to get in 1000 miles in 2015 SO when I take a day to do weight training at the gym I feel like I am falling behind! The habit I am working on for the summer is…early to bed, early to rise! So far so good and it’s been 2 whole days!

  • The habit I am planning on implementing is sleeping at 10PM. So simple but so difficult. One day at a time and I am posting my sign off time on Facebook for accountability. Wish me luck!

    • That is a great habit I may have to work on one day! Good luck, you got this 🙂

  • I can’t wait to try habitbull out! I just want to try and fit in any workout 4 days/week (strength training or running or anything!) instead of being lazy 😛

  • Elizabeth

    A great goal, Bri! You can do it :). Find a friend you want to workout out with or someone who can hold you accountable. I often use my husband to keep me in check with my workouts. I hate when he asks about them, but I’m glad for the accountability later ;).