Like most people, summer is my favorite time of the year. It is also when I am most active. In order to stay fit during the summer months, I take my workouts outdoors to keep my routine fresh and prevent boredom. I choose my workout days ahead of time, coordinate with the weather, and find a nearby park. I make sure I clear at least an hour and half, and I upload a handful of new songs on my iPod. It gives me something to look forward to when I get out of work. You can’t go wrong with sunshine and new tunes after being cooped up in an office all day.
I hike through the trails and do at least 30 minutes of jogging, even if it is not consecutive. (I’ve become a little more lenient at 6 months pregnant) If I find a good set of monkey bars I do some pull ups. Afterwards, I find a nice grassy spot to give my dog some water, and I plop myself down to do a little stretching and some push-ups. Being outside and seeing new places makes working out a little less of a chore. Many of the parks also have basketball courts, paved roads for biking and rollerblading, and plenty of other types of activities if hiking and jogging aren’t your thing. It is a great way to get outside and get moving instead of trudging to the treadmill or being stuck in a gym. Summer is the perfect time to start a solid exercise routine and explore what your community has to offer.
I couldn’t get through my summer without Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. With my workouts as well as approaching motherhood, I have found that their products have become my new best friend. Not only have I begun to stock up on products for the arrival of the new addition, but I have realized that I need a lot of these products myself especially now that summer is upon us. I am ashamed to admit that I have never been one for sunscreen. Like many others, my affinity for a bronzed glow has kept me from using it, but in my pregnancy, there has been no sun kissed glow. Sun exposure has left me only with a blotchy rash. Not only that, my usual terrible reaction to mosquito bites has only worsened. One bite and I am left with a terribly itchy, golf-ball sized welt. Needless to say, I have been running to the store almost daily to keep up with the new demands of my changing body and life.
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