How To Stay Healthy During the Summer

Honestly, I'd have to say that staying healthy during the summer is really easy and really hard at the same time. I have way more free time on my hands than I do during the school year, so I find that I'm able to go to the gym more and grocery shop to look for healthy yet delicious foods. However, once I start hanging out with Tyler or friends, I find that I'm eating out a lot and not exactly being as healthy as I plan to be.

There are a few simple guidelines that I like to follow so I make sure I'm living a healthier lifestyle!

o n e || drink more water
I have definitely drank more water this summer than I have been during the school year. It may be because of the super hot weather and the fact that I get very hot while working out, but my water intake has definitely increased. Lemon water is my absolute favorite type of water, and I find myself throwing some lemon wedges in my CamelBak daily!

t w o || find the healthy food alternatives
I used to rarely go grocery shopping because my mom always does it, but I have been grocery shopping for myself a lot this summer. This may be just me, but I feel like grocery shopping for yourself is so much more beneficial because you're forcing yourself to buy healthy food, and you make yourself eat it because you don't want to waste your own money! I have been buying food from the gluten-free aisle a lot and totally loving what I'm eating -- granola bars, cereal, pretzels, etc. Shocking that foods that are really healthy can actually taste really good, right?! And when I go out to dinner with T or friends, I find that I've been choosing a salad over my usual steak.

t h r e e || work out
I've definitely been on a work out grind lately! On the days that I work, I prefer to go right after work so I don't sit around and become too lazy to go. When I'm not working, I like to go first thing in the morning so I can get it out of the way!

f o u r || get some sun
Get out there and get some sun! Too much sun isn't good for you though, so make sure to use sunscreen. Unplug for a little while by laying out by the pool with a good book or heading to the beach with friends!

f i v e || discover your summer drink
Besides lemon water, I have totally been obsessing over Starbucks's iced green tea! It is seriously addicting. I guess I should consider it a blessing that the closest Starbucks to me is 20 minutes away because if I had one closer to me, there is no doubt that I would blow all of money there. It not only tastes good, but it's also super healthy! Find your summer drink that is healthy yet tastes good, too.

How do you stay healthy during the summer?


  1. I love these tips! I haven't been working out as much as I wanted to this summer but I totally agree with the drinking more water (I noticed that the Lilly tumblers with a straw are awesome for drinking more water!).


  2. I totally agree with you on summer being easier and harder to stay healthy!

    xo, Jordan