It’s almost Summer! This summer I am taking it easy because I’m tired y’all. TIRED!!!!!!! I rip and run Monday through Saturday doing kids stuff and work stuff so this summer we are taking a break. No dance for my daughter (I opted not to put her in dance this summer), Kumon will be limited to once a week (I will just pick up my sons assignments and call it a day), I might pull him out of boxing this summer that is still on the table for now but I know mama needs a break and a break is what I will take. Since I don’t have to get up in the mornings to take the kids to school and we are limiting our summer activities I thought it would be a great time to put effort into kicking my weight loss in the bootay. Most people exercise in the winter to get ready for the summer but Kita…..I am the total opposite I exercise in the summer to get ready for the extra serving of pie during the holidays (*side eye*). For real though I plan on doing something this summer to help me lose some weight. My goal is to lose 50lbs by my birthday in December and I want to come as close to that as possible.  So how do I plan on doing that this summer? Let me tell you my 5 ways…….

Walking every evening – Every evening we will walk! If I can’t get outside I will walk in my house around and around and around it. I want to clock at least 3 miles a day. Evenings are better for me as I have already eaten for the day and I can walk all of dinner off. It also helps me sleep better at night when I walk. I will get the kids involved and make them walk a few times with me also. Late evenings when the sun is going down is just what the doctor ordered. Make sure you walk with good shoes I suggest getting a good tennis shoes like nike. Also make sure you walk with your volume down low because people are fool these days. I walk around my neighborhood which is almost 5 miles all the way around. I do this at least twice a week already and plan on increasing it as the summer sets in.

Hiring a personal trainer – I can’t do the gym because I will be traveling this summer quite a bit so no need to pay for a gym when I won’t be able to utilize it as much. I need someone who can work on my schedule. Someone who can just tell me what I need to do and keep me accountable with food and exercises to help me get my body in shape. I am still on the hunt for one so if you know of any let me know. Online can work to because I always skype them or talk to them on google so if you know of a personal trainer give me their info. Hiring someone that can work on my time helps me because let’s face it…I don’t want to pay for a gym and then I have no idea of my schedule when the kids school start back in July. I want to make sure that I can ultilize my time while carting them from place to place. So while I am at dance I can work out in the parking lot and maximize my hour while waiting on my daughter. Or I can exercise at night when I am done with all of my work. I know that it’s easy to join the gym and go in the mornings but mornings are when I get my work done so that I can get to bed at a decent time in the evenings.

Find something you love to do – Take some time for yourself this summer and do something you love. Do you like to dance? Take a dance class. Do you like to swim? Find somewhere to swim for free. Doing something that you truly love to do doesn’t have to be hard. Just find it and do it and make it a goal to not only do this for yourself but use it as a way to lose some weight. I love to play basketball so I am thinking to get my son a basketball goal for his birthday and utilize that to help aid in my exercise regimen. Its a win win for both of us because we both get to exercise and play at the same time. We are both doing something we love to do!

Eat at home – Since the kids and I won’t be in the car all summer long like we are during the school days we can finally eat at home. I plan on cooking daily and cutting out what we eat at home. More salads and definitely more water. Infused waters are great for the summers to. Eating more fruits will be high on our list also. We will be having a meatless Monday this summer and doing salads one day a week. We will also cut out all the sugar intake and drink more water. There will be no sodas of any kind this summer for me or the kids and sweet tea only on the weekends!

Read health and fitness blogs – I am am avid blog reader and I realized that I only have one fitness blog in my feedly that focuses on health and fitness. I can’t believe I don’t have more. I am on the search for more fitness blogs and finding a way to stay motivated all summer long. Since I have more time on my hands I can read more on whats the best apps, best foods, and ways to exercise at home. If you know of any fitness blogs please send them my way!

After I have lost a few pounds I will be having a get together this summer to celebrate…with healthy food options of course. Evite® is always the easiest way to bring friends and family together for your events, big or small. I think losing weight this summer will be a great event to celebrate me and it gives me an excuse to have people join in with me on my healthy eating journey. I think Labor Day would be a great time to show off what I’ve done to lose weight so I am going to weigh in on June 1st and then let everyone see the results at a small get together on labor day!

How will you stay fit this summer? How will you be more active with your kids?

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Make sure you check out what my Fab Five girls are saying yes to this summer below! 

MJ – 5 Ways Kids say yes to Summer! 

Mimi – 5 Ways to spend more time with your friends


Bernetta –5 Ways to Say Yes to Summer When Your Kids Aren’t in Summer Camp

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