Mission possible! 5 fitness goals to conquer this summer
Picking up a new sport
It may seem like everyone’s already found their fave thing, but it’s never too late to pick up a passion! Start slow and easy with a few beginners’ classes in some sports you’ve always wanted to try. Be open to new things and don’t expect perfection. And there’s no need to be a pro! Follow what you find fun.
Eliminating a junk food
Dying to cut out candy or ditch diet sodas? Start with one treat that’s bringing you down and make a plan to cut it out. The first step is easier than you think: stop buying it! Ask the ‘rents to cross it off the list next time they hit up the grocery store. Pick out a yummy alternative, like trail mix instead of chips or low-cal lemonade instead of sugary juices. Before ya know it, you won’t even miss the old snack.
Starting a routine workout
Whether you’re lacking motivation or think sweat seshes just aren’t for you, getting in a workout groove can be tricky. The best way to make it happen is to commit yourself in any way possible: Tell your mom, write it down, pick a permanent time. Grab a gym bud and vow to get each other pumped for your plans.
Getting defined abs
Don’t just dream of a perfectly toned tummy, make it happen! Set aside two parts of your day, like right after wake-up and right before bedtime. For just 10 minutes each time, give it your all. There are tons of super helpful apps out there with 5-10 minute ab-workout tutorials to help you get going, like Daily Ab Workout. For an extra boost, take advantage of chill time. Next time you’re watching TV or just lounging, opt for some leg lifts and crunches, and multitask your way to a better bod.
Running a marathon