Realistic summer fitness goals
Spring is fast approaching, and a lot of us have summer on our mind. It’s a time when people typically spend longer enjoying the great outdoors and getting their bodies in good shape. If you’re thinking about getting into fitness this summer, here are some realistic fitness goals for summer to try and achieve!
Run a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon
The length you choose will depend on how many kilometres you can run at present, but it’s a great idea to try and level up your running this summer. If you don’t run at all, being able to do a 5km is a fantastic goal. If you’re stuck at 5k, try to aim for 10k, and the same for a half-marathon and marathon. There are some useful programmes that can help you get into running. Couch to 5k or couch to 10k is one of them!
Eat healthily 80% of the time
A healthy lifestyle should focus on eating nourishing food most of the time - but not restricting yourself. Eating food that will keep your body healthy and happy - such as fruit, vegetables, lean protein and complex carbs - is very important, but if you restrict yourself completely, you will likely give up quickly. Write up a healthy diet plan, and pledge to stick to it 80% of the time. The other 20% of the time, you can enjoy any food that you want. You may find, over time, you lean more towards healthy foods anyway.