Time is so precious, and after some advice from my boss I’ve decided that I need to invest in more time for myself. This means sometimes saying ‘no’ to extra work, hiring someone when I need help (cleaner, accountant etc), as well as making time to disconnect.
Last May I bought my first property, meaning my life was consumed by the house all summer. Then once the cold set in, I stopped exercising as much as I used to; it feels like a life-time ago that I ran half a marathon and far too long since I’ve been out on my kayak.
So, I’ve decided to dedicate my summer to embracing the outdoors, getting healthy again and putting myself first. This is my plan for spring/summer 2016, and how you can get outside and stay healthy, too:
Cycle around the coast
You might not want to walk or run around the local forest, but why not take the bike out for a spin? Getting fit is much more fun when you’re riding on two wheels. Biking is a great activity to get you healthy, and one that you can do almost anywhere. Even on rocky terrain, you just need to be careful so you don’t hurt yourself. Get some mountain bike cover if you’re heading up the hills, and you’ll be protected if you do any damage to your bike.
Swimming in the morning
How much fun is swimming? You can do it in so many places as well. If you’re on holiday, you’ve got the luxury of swimming in the sea. I don’t why, but swimming in the sea is just so relaxing. When you get home, you can go to a number of swimming pools in the area that will be happy to have you. It’s normally a low-cost activity, and you can swim as much or as little as you like.
Taking up a new sport
One of the very best ways to get healthy without realising it is to play sports. There are not many people out there who don’t enjoy at least one sport. Enjoy soccer? Ask your friends for a kickaround at the local park. Or perhaps tennis? Join a local club and get started. They’ll normally have all the equipment you’ll need, and you might make some friends along the way.
Joining a dance fitness class
Dancing is a great way to get healthy. You can do it anywhere too. Dance in your home as regularly as you can, then go out with your friends and do it there. Don’t feel the need to pile yourself with alcohol if you’re in a nightclub. Respect your desire to get healthy and enjoy dancing with others. Join a class like Zumba that’ll get you fit and help you meet others who want the same thing.