Even MORE Tips for Getting Ready for Summer

Over the last two weeks I’ve provided you with my top tips for getting ready for the summer:

  1. Get a reality check by stepping on the scale and / or trying on some of your summer clothes.
  2. As the weather gets warmer, start going for walks outside.
  3. Find a buddy or join an exercise class.
  4. Transition to eating “spring foods.”
  5. Consider doing a spring detox
  6. Decrease foods that cause bloating

If you’ve been following these tips, I’m sure you are already looking and feeling great!
Here are my final four tips for getting ready for summer:

  • Use a Neti Pot. Neti Pot is an ancient technique for cleaning your sinuses. Who wants to walk around all stuffed up with a red nose?! It used to be considered way “out there” to use a net pot, but more and more I’m seeing it appear in the mainstream.
  • Take the Clean Sweep quiz. Just like you spring clean your house, Clean Sweep is a personal assessment consisting of 100 questions. Once you go through these questions, you will be VERY CLEAR on what in your life needs your attention. Check it out at http://www.betterme.org/cleansweep.html.
  • Begin a spiritual practice, or strengthen the one you have. We all need reminders of our connection with the Spirit. Consider reading a spiritual book (I recommend anything by Byron Katie), or starting a spiritual practice such as meditation or attending services.
  • Make a decision – If you watch Oprah, you know exactly what I am talking about. I’m talking about MAKING THE DECISION TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE. Consider this: your life is not a dress rehearsal. So why are you living as if it is? I think everyone does this to some degree. Spring is a perfect time to make the decision to live differently – to eat well, to be active, and to do the things you want to do. So make a “spring resolution.” Even if you just pick one thing that you really want for yourself.

So are you ready? Start right now. No really, NOW. Pick at least one of these things off this list (or think of something else that makes sense to you), and put it into action.
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One Response to “Even MORE Tips for Getting Ready for Summer”

  1. Suzy Says:

    Julia — you are so inspiring! I very much enjoyed your class this past Sunday. My knee is a bit sore but I am still glad I tried that jumpback! Practice, practice, practice!

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