SUMMER IS NEARLY HERE... AND WE'RE GETTING BOOKED + BUSY!
The silly season is coming in hot and we all know what tends to happen this time of year… we work and then, we play (and we deserve to!)
Life gets so busy that working out may be put on the back burner, even though we know we feel SO GOOD after. So how do we try and maintain our consistent schedules that we’ve trained so hard to create?
We asked no other than the queen of workouts herself, Ariel
(IYKYK, this girl TRAINS the house down!)
Here are some of her tips on how to keep consistent:
Sleep is genuinely the most important factor and the biggest non-negotiable in my training schedule. Without 7-8 hours of sleep my motivation, energy levels and overall mood instantly take a hit.
Probably the most annoying one to stay on top of — stretching.
We have all fallen victim to not warming up and cooling down/stretching properly and it often lands in injury and the need for time off.
Even a quick 3 minutes stretch post workout is so vital for allowing your body to cool down safely.
Rest days are something that can be highly beneficial when it comes to consistency. It sounds counterintuitive, but giving yourself one or two days a week for your body to not only recover but to also grow can result in less injuries, more motivation and also a much healthier life balance.
Nutrition is so key and while we all know this - it’s usually the first factor to go when we’re busy or tired. Ensuring you are getting a balanced diet of protein, carbs and fats (with treats OF COURSE) will give your body its best possible chance at remaining healthy and energised.
Workout buddies are the KEY to consistency and sticking to your routine. Having someone else to hold you accountable, especially on those early morning classes, makes it so much easier to get out of bed. Plus sharing in the fun (and pain) together is the best way through a workout and the best excuse for a post-workout brunch catch-up!
Keep it simple and enjoy this silly season — we'll always be here to help you sweat out those few too many drinkies! 😉