Summer has always been a dangerous time for me. I tend to slack up and just enjoy life. Enjoying life has meant being lazy, no exercise, eat what I want and not care.
Last summer I was able to maintain and even lost a little weight because I was running my butt off. Literally! I joined a running club and I kept to my schedule. This year it doesn't look like my running club will be meeting so I'm on my own. But I can do it! It's just the accountability factor I'll miss.
This week I have not exercised even once. I've been very tired. I'm getting plenty of sleep so why so tired? I think I know why. I've let me low carb eating start to slip. Not only does it make me feel more tired but my heart starts skipping and racing.
The main reason that low carb has been slipping lately is because it's a bit more expensive and things are a little tighter than usual around here. I don't like that. It's easy to stretch the grocery dollar with things like rice, potatoes, pasta and bread. But it's just not as healthy.
So here I am. I need some strategies for this summer!
*make a menu for each week. This helps me stay on track at the grocery store so I'm not buying things I don't need.
*shop the sale flyers at the grocery store. Get the most for my buck. I also look at the reduced for quick sale items and save a lot there.
*shop the farmer's market. You really can't beat the freshness nor the great prices. There is a place near me called Froberg's that's a must if you're in the area. Any head of lettuce is only .99 cents.
*start half marathon training. My running club may not be meeting but at least I have the schedule from last year. I can train and use the same goal races as last year and keep in shape. I'll probably scale it back to running 3 days a week instead of 4. I don't want another overuse injury!
*keep up with weights. This has been an easy one for me. It's almost a habit now. Well, not this one week but all other weeks I've been at it.
Do you have any dollar stretcher tips? Or lackadaisical summer busting strategies?