It is finally finally looking a bit like Summer where I live.
And by looking like Summer, I mean it has gone from sub 20 (centigrade) temps to a top of 40 in the coming week. Well played Australia, well played.
Of course as the mercury rises, the motivation to move can wane a little for a lot of us. It gets easier to say ‘oh I’ll do it later,’ or ‘it’s too hot today, maybe tomorrow,’. I know because I’ve spent most of my life dropping any and all fitness resolutions around this time of year, and returning to the couch with a vow to pick it up again in March. Surprise, it would be another New Years before I actually even thought about getting back off my bum.
So how can we work with the heat, and for many of us school kids on holidays as well?
The key for me has been flexibility, and including my kids. That has meant shorter distances and maybe not doing exactly what I’ve wanted when I’ve wanted, but a 3km pram walk is far better than no walk at all.
We’re getting out the door as early as possible in the morning during the week. I’ve been embracing a new routine which has lent itself to the moving-early cause beautifully, but if your house is populated by night owls and you solo parent at odd hours as I do, why not head out after dinner and enjoy the gorgeous evenings that follow a warm day? Hot tip: if you have little ones in a pram put them in their PJ’s and you may score the double bonus of sleeping babes on your return.
If you must move during the day, look at the option of casual gym use and jump on a treadmill for half an hour in air conditioned comfort.
And if you are still making excuses as to why you can’t go for a walk, I hate to tell you but the problem is not that you cannot get out for a walk. Just saying.
We’ve been loving keeping up with you all in the forums, and the photos across our social media have been fantastic! Don’t forget to be in the running for our weekly gift voucher from She Science you need to be registered with the group in the forum and hashtagging your photos #walk400 #operationmove. Don’t forget to email email@example.com to register for your exclusive 20% discount from our friends at Rockwear as well!
This week we want to say congratulations to HEIDI who is our first weekly She Science Winner! Heidi has been so supportive in the forums and we love seeing her moving photos too.
So how about you? Is this the point where you usually slack off too? Is this the year that you will do what you committed to and just keep walking? You have a great team behind you!