Staying Motivated for Summer

LA2 LA LA1 LA5 LA7 LA6 LA4 LA3Staying motivated during the Winter season isn’t all that easy, but come Summer it’s even easier to get swept up in the social side that comes with the warmer months and fall back into old habits.

Switch things up

The great thing about the rise in temperature is that the party can now move outside. One of the best things about living in Britain is the beautiful rolling country side and now is the time to make the most of it. I love getting up at the crack of dawn and getting out there just as the sun comes up, whether I’m running or power walking the views are breathtaking and a welcomed change from staring at the brick walls of a gym.

Remain Positive

Health and fitness is widely recognised as a pretty positive profession or hobby to be a part of. Unfortunately though not everyone gets it and that’s absolutely fine. I don’t like Tomatos, like I really really don’t like tomatoes but that doesn’t mean I go around knocking people who do like them. Nor do I judge or insult those who do. It’s their lifestyle, it’s their choice and if tomatoes make them happy well that’s just fantastic. Its sad that people feel the need to belittle those who are passionate about something, especially when something isn’t hurting anyone but the best thing to do is zone those people out. Like I’ve always sad, you have a choice to read my blog or follow my social channels, well you also have a choice whether you listen to the people who talk negatively around you. So zone that crap out and keep being fabulous.

Essential oils

I’ve always been a big fan of them and as I type this from my office I have my favourite oil in my diffuser. But I didn’t know they can also help you during your workout to keep cool and on your A-game.

By dapping a little eucalyptus or peppermint on your neck and temples has a cooling effect on the body whilst also opening up the nasal passage to enable you to breath better during your workout.



My favourite subject to discuss is even more important during this time of year. It’s so important to drink enough water to enable to you not only function to your highest level but also workout safely too. But you don’t have to drink all the water and spend your life in the loo, there are other ways to hydrate like filling up on fruits with a high water content, fresh salads and declicious coconut water.

Keep cool

It’s best to workout during the cooler parts of the day such as early morning and late evening as it’s quite hard to complete a workout efficiently when you are struggling against the temperature. Also working out in cool  breathable fabrics such as these I’m wearing from the Activewear collection at La Redoute are a great option, the backless jumper allows my skin to breath perfectly. Plus they are so pretty too. Just don’t checkout the trainer section, it’s lethal!

Sports bra – La Redoute      Jumper – La Redoute      Trainers – La Redoute


  1. Ellie 22nd April 2015 / 2:01 pm

    If there was ever a reason to put down the Magnum icecreams… it is this post (and you in your pictures) Absolutely gorgeous lady! Totally agree with these tips, especially remaining positive and mixing things up, boredom is the easiest way to lose fitness motivation. Great post hun 🙂


  2. Beth Norton 22nd April 2015 / 2:17 pm

    These photos are beautiful Lydia! A really important message in this post today too. I have so much respect and admiration for your dedication to fitness and a healthy lifestyle. I think you’re inspirational! People will always put you down, regardless of your hobby/profession. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re fantastic!

    Beth xox.

  3. Elena 22nd April 2015 / 5:25 pm

    I’m totally in love with that sports bra!! Considering taking a look to Laredoute now…
    Oh and good point on positivity 😉 you are so right!


  4. claire 22nd April 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Hi! I think you look fabulous. I just started going to a gym about a month ago, I’m trying out all the studio classes and I am loving it! At 42 I am defiantly feeling the need to get fitter as my walking holidays are getting harder and harder every year. This year I want to get up the big hills in The Lakes without moaning and feeling like I’m dying! I used to get a lot of clothes from La Radoute I must look again!

  5. Julie O 24th April 2015 / 8:05 am

    looking good, lady! I love the whole outfit and agree completely with the tips. Time for outdoor bootcamps and running clubs when it’s warm out 🙂 xx

    Frame Ambition by Julie O

  6. Alexandra M 11th May 2015 / 3:36 am

    Hi Lydia – am obsessed with your blog. It’s awesome and you are always super positive!

    Workout question: do you do a lot of cardio to stay trim or is more about your eating habits that keep you tiny?


  7. mj 17th June 2015 / 1:33 am

    Switching things up is definitely helpful. I like activewear I can workout AND hangout in—that way I can get in a little exercise anywhere, anytime. Great blog!

    ? mj @ CY

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