Why September is The Best for Healthy Routines
You know it’s the official end of summer when you start to see pumpkin spice lattes advertised. Every year it feels a little too early (Starbucks brought it back this year on August 27th, the earliest it’s ever been launched!), but it’s also nice to be ushered into a new season.
Also, PSL’s are delicious.
Summer will always be our favorite, but what’s great about fall is the return of routine (and sweatshirts). Maybe it’s our inner school kid coming out, but we believe that September is the best month for getting back to your goals. Even if you aren’t as nostalgic about back to school as we are, here are three major reasons September is kind of the best for healthy habits (and how you can take advantage!).
1. The temps are in the Goldilocks zone.
It’s not too hot and not too cold, it’s just right! This means that walking to the gym isn’t uncomfortably hot or unbearably cold. It means that you can turn on your oven without passing out from heat exposure. And for most states, especially our east coast friends, this delicate weather window doesn’t last long, so take advantage!
2. You probably already took your summer holiday.
Which is great! As you should. But now that you’ve had your fun in the sun, you’re likely mentally back from vacation and are ready to hit up your to do list. This also tends to hold true for your co-workers as the mood in the office in general seems ready for productivity.
3. The kids are back in school.
Even if you don’t have kids yourself, the vibe in the office changes when class is back in session. There are less people requesting days off, it’s still light outside when you get off work, and the weather is delightful which makes your commute home more enjoyable.
So how can you take advantage?
1. Join a gym, a studio, or sign up for a fall race.
This is the perfect time to get back on the fitness band wagon. Most places even run fall specials, so you can likely get a discount or even a month for free. Our Protein Powders are a perfect pre or post-workout snack (just add water or milk and shake!). So even if you have a crazy day, you can take your fuel to-go and still make it to your class on time (or home for your favorite show)!
2. Start cooking again!
When the sun is beating down, it’s very difficult to stay motivated in the kitchen. But now that temps are cooling down, it’s the perfect time to eat at home again. Aim to replace 2-3 meals you normally eat out with home-cooked options. It will save you money and your waistline will thank you. Also, soup. You must try this one.
3. expand your community.
You aren’t the only one back from summer vacation, and after Labor Day the special events and conference start popping up by the dozens. Take advantage! Attending an event is a great way to meet a new friend, brush up on new skill, or help springboard a project you’ve kinda had on hold all summer. Do a quick google search for your area and be open minded. Sometimes networking can feel like a bad word or a lot of work after a long day, but expanding your community will also expand your possibilities and help keep life interesting. You never know who you just might meet!
What are some of your favorite fall rituals? Let us know in the comments below!