See All Health Articles

Getting Back On Track

 

Summer can feel like a series of celebrations from vacations to holiday weekends to family cookouts. The summer break is refreshing, relaxing and away from the daily grind. But without the regular routine of work and school, it becomes really easy to let all of our schedules go – like fitness and health eating habits.

Kids or no kids, the “back to school” force of Fall is a great time to re-start our routines and make new agreements with ourselves. We all know that children thrive and need a schedule to be successful and I honestly think we adults do as well. The hardest year I remember was the empty nest with NO back to school prep, schedules or shopping!  I was a little lost.

It didn’t take long for me to re-discover the adult version of fresh new notebooks and supplies – taking a few hours to reorganize my desk, revisit short and long-term goals for the year, making to-do lists and revisiting my  “three Rs” – re-commitment to a healthy lifestyle; realistic expectations of myself and others; and relaxing when my body and spirit tell me I need some time.

As the sun sets on our celebrations of summer, what are the “three Rs” that will focus you for the rest of the year?

 

Login or join to post comments.
"I have lost 110 pounds, after using www.myfitnesspal.com for one year straight. Ann Elizabeth F."
Ann Elizab — 3 days ago
"Exercise scheduled and today's is done"
irene a. — 3 days ago
"OK - starting today! Like many others I have a tremendous amount of mishap and stress in my life. I feel like I'm getting it for all end..."
Shannon C. — 6 days ago
"OK - starting today! Like many others I have a tremendous amount of mishap and stress in my life. I feel like I'm getting it for all end..."
Shannon C. — 6 days ago
"Thanks for commenting Veronica. I recently began a 30 day challenge. It has been great because it started out with just two of us holdin..."
Traci B. — 7 days ago
"Thanks for commenting Veronica. I recently began a 30 day challenge. It has been great because it started out with just two of us holdin..."
Traci B. — 7 days ago
"My favorite yogurt is Stonyfield Organic Smooth & Creamy. I get the Lowfat, Plain. A lot of lowfat yogurts contain cornstarch causing it..."
Nancy H. — 8 days ago
"Have the 3 hours mapped out for this week. Walk in am, stretch during the work day (neck) jog in pm. Jeanne J"
Jeanne-Mar — 9 days ago