Summer is here (at least in the northern hemisphere). It's warmer, school's out, routines are changing.
What are some ways you stay motivated with your health during these months that can sometimes feel dictated by lack of routine? There are days I'd much rather lay by the pool than actually swim in it
One of my favourite things I started was a sticker chart (Yes, I'm a child at heart. I am highly motivated by pretty, shiny things). I try not to limit myself to a certain kind of movement or length of time, but if I move my body at all in a way that feels good that day, I get a sticker. I'm also highly competitive so things like step counters work for me
Accountability buddies also help. My dog is my cutest accountability friend, and knowing the walks are for her (and having another living thing counting on me) has helped on the days when I really don't feel like it. Also roping in my partner, or family and friends makes actually doing it that much easier. Group fitness has been challenging in this current state of the world, but finding a friend or two, or groups outside are great to utilize in the warmer months.
I also try to find movement I enjoy, and keep diversifying. If I do one thing for too long, I get bored (hello ADHD) so I always want to be trying new things. If you have any fun suggestions, drop them below! My current favourite is hiking
Let me know how you move and how you stay motivated!