You had a plan. It was solid. There was no reason why you couldn’t have made this happen. You had the time. You had the place. You had the motivation … it’s mid-July. Now what?
Many of us have been there. Work may be slower in the summer months. We have more time-off planned. We expect to be more active in the summer considering more time is spent out of doors, especially for us Northerners. We have been hibernating for the better part of the year. And then, we get caught up in those summer activities. You know what I’m talking about.
There’s nothing like breathing in that summer air with the rich, smoky BBQ aroma on a summer evening with a gathering of good people. The sun is still warm and shining through that margarita pitcher, enticingly tart and sweet all at once. There’s an endless spread of Tostitos and cheesy dips. Before long, we’ve had more than our fair share of s’mores by the fire. It’s late. We sleep in. We’re groggy the next day, and that heat will probably have us moving a little slower, not to mention, a little dehydrated.
Before we know it, we lose any ambition we had to accomplish any activity goals, whether it be for maintaining our fitness or shedding a few pounds. Granted, many of us have lost our mojo due to the impact of Covid, well before the summer.