5 Quick Switches to Your Routine That'll Stop You From Skipping a Workout This Summer

It's time to work on having fun!

By Avery Johnson, POPSUGAR

If the idea of bikini season makes you want to hide back in the closet with your Winter coats, never fear. It's time to shift your perspective on what role fitness plays in your life. This Summer, instead of focusing on calorie counting, the scale, and full-length mirrors, we're focusing on self-love strength training.

"Body confidence and self-love are muscles — the more you work on them, the stronger they get," said Caroline Jordan, a fitness and wellness guru and creator of the Strong Body Beautiful program. "There is no better time than right now — yep, right this very minute! — to get started on some serious body-love. I encourage you to practice your body love push-ups daily and build your body confidence strength."

Switch up your fitness routine with a focus on feeling strong and having fun, and say hello to a routine you'll love and never want to skip.


Hit the Weight Room

The key to strong, sculpted bodies? Pick up those dumbbells. "Having a consistent strength routine allows you to sculpt and shape your entire body, ignite your metabolism and burn more calories 24/7, lose fat, build lean, defined, muscles and stronger bones, have better posture, decrease joint pain and risk for injuries, increase your flexibility, gain more energy, boost your confidence, mental strength, and body image, and kick ass in life," said Jordan. Need we say more?Weights work magic for your body and promote a confident, powerful mind.


Shock Your Body

"If you tend to stick to the same weekly workout routine, you will eventually hit a plateau and fail to see any additional change," said Jordan. "When you're no longer seeing results, it's too easy to become bored with your workouts, and it can eventually be the reason you to give up on the gym."


Stop the Comparison

Put down your phone and step away from Instagram! Scrolling through the latest #fitspo is not going to get you where you want to be. "Because of the culture we live in, we're always going to be underimpressed with our own bodies. It's human nature to constantly feel like we could do more and look better," said Jordan. "But if your perspective is to focus on how you feel more than on how you look, you've got a much better chance of sticking with your goals and being healthy long-term."


Go Play

Workout routines don't just involve trips to the gym. Have fun with it! The more joy you take away from your sweat session of choice, the more you will keep coming back for more, making it a permanent addition to your healthy lifestyle. Try shakin' yo thang with your girlfriends at Zumba class (yes, it is still a thing!) or giving the hot new clubbell yoga trend a try.


Get Outside

Chase the Winter blues away and soak up some vitamin D outside instead of a dark, sweaty studio for even more endorphin-boosting benefits. Truly take advantage of this season's warmer weather and longer daylight hours. Not to mention, time outside and away from gym mirrors allows you to escape the hustle, decompress, and shift your mindset to how you feel rather than how you look.

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Health Magazine: 5 Quick Switches to Your Routine That'll Stop You From Skipping a Workout This Summer
5 Quick Switches to Your Routine That'll Stop You From Skipping a Workout This Summer
It's time to work on having fun!
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