Stay Committed to Your Fitness Journey This Summer

Summer is upon us, bringing longer days, sunshine, and a slew of outdoor activities. While it’s a season to relax and enjoy, it can also pose challenges to maintaining your fitness routine. At CrossFit Dwell, we understand how easy it is to get sidetracked by summer distractions. That’s why we’ve put together some tips to help you stay committed to your fitness goals during these warmer months.

1. Set Clear, Achievable Goals

Summer is the perfect time to re-evaluate and set new fitness goals. Whether it’s improving your lifting technique, increasing your endurance, or mastering a new skill, having clear, achievable goals can keep you focused and motivated.

Action Step:

  • Write down your goals and break them into smaller, manageable milestones.
  • Set up a Goal Review Session to share your goals with a coach to hold yourself accountable.
  • Tell a friend about your goals and put your workouts on your schedule.

2. Adjust Your Schedule

Summer activities often mean your regular schedule can get disrupted. Be flexible with your workout times to ensure you still get your sessions in.

Action Step:

  • Try morning workouts before the day’s heat and activities kick in.
  • If mornings aren’t feasible, consider evening sessions when it’s cooler.
  • Use our list of travel workouts when you are on vacation so you can stay on track!

3. Stay Hydrated

Hydration is crucial, especially during the hotter months. Dehydration can affect your performance and recovery, making it harder to stay on track.

Action Step:

  • Carry a water bottle with you at all times and aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily.
  • Include hydrating foods in your diet, such as fruits and vegetables.
  • Include LMNT electrolytes in your daily plan.

4. Incorporate Outdoor Workouts

Take advantage of the beautiful weather by incorporating outdoor workouts into your routine. A change of scenery can be refreshing and invigorating.

Action Step:

  • Take a swim at your neighborhood or vacation pool.
  • Go for runs, hikes, or bike rides to supplement your CrossFit training.

5. Plan Active Social Activities

Summer is synonymous with social gatherings. Use these opportunities to stay active while having fun.

Action Step:

  • Organize pickleball games, paddleboarding, or frisbee sessions.
  • Plan group hikes or trail runs with friends.

6. Stay Consistent with Nutrition

Summer barbecues and parties can tempt you away from your usual healthy eating habits. While it’s okay to indulge occasionally, try to maintain a balanced diet.

Action Step:

  • Join our Summer Nutrition Kickstart Challenge to create healthy habits.
  • Opt for lean proteins, fresh salads, and grilled veggies at barbecues.
  • Prepare healthy snacks in advance to avoid reaching for unhealthy options.

7. Take Advantage of Seasonal Produce

Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that can enhance your nutrition and energy levels.

Action Step:

  • Visit local farmers’ markets for fresh, seasonal produce.
  • Experiment with new recipes that incorporate these healthy ingredients.
  • Share recipes in our Facebook group that include your favorite seasonal produce items!

8. Join a Summer Fitness Challenge

We are offering a couple of summer challenges that can provide extra motivation and accountability: a Summer Nutrition Challenge and a Push-Up Challenge! Furthermore, our Committed Club is an excellent way to challenge yourself!

Action Step:

  • Sign up for one of our challenges and track your progress.
  • Engage with other participants to share tips and support each other.
  • Maintain at least 15 workouts each month in order to stay in CrossFit Dwell’s Committed Club.

9. Rest and Recover

Don’t forget the importance of rest and recovery, especially if you’re increasing your activity level with outdoor sports and workouts.

Action Step:

  • Ensure you’re getting enough sleep each night to support muscle recovery and overall health.
  • Incorporate stretching, foam rolling, and mobility exercises into your routine.
  • Add 20-30 minute casual walks into your day.

10. Stay Connected with the Community

Staying engaged with our CrossFit Dwell community can provide the support and encouragement you need to stay on track.

Action Step:

  • Attend regular classes and participate in community events.
  • Stay active on our social media pages to share your progress and get inspired by others.
  • Share your wins on Bright Spot Fridays!!

By following these tips, you can maintain your commitment to your CrossFit journey while still enjoying everything summer has to offer. Remember, consistency is key, and with a little planning and motivation, you can keep pushing towards your fitness goals all season long.

Stay strong, stay committed, and have a fantastic summer!

Join the Conversation! Share your summer fitness goals and tips with us in the comments below. We love hearing from you!