Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
If you're in the US, we are celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, taking time to remember all the brave men and women who have died fighting for liberty. It can also mean it's a day full of family, friends, food, and fun.
If you're heading to a BBQ, be sure to take some food that will help you stay on track with your healthy eating goals. It's really easy to put together a killer veggie tray or fruit platter or whip up an amazing green or quinoa salad as healthy alternatives to heavy potato and pasta salads. Another option is to roast a pan of veggies, or cook them on the grill instead. Those are definite crowd pleasers and a great way to increase your real food intake. And if there happens to be any leftovers, you have some easy meals and snacks already prepped for the week!
Make sure to fill up on whole foods ("real foods") first. And focus on eating slowly and to 80% full. Focus on catching up with your friends and family and enjoying the conversations rather than filling up your plate and stomach with heavy, rich foods and desserts.
Start off the summer feeling good and confident!
Now that it's summertime, we will be working out in the gym only 3 days a week and taking time on the other days to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Feel free to follow that plan or look up some other HIIT, yoga, or Pilates-based workouts to do on the other days (either from my site or from any site you love). Or find some group classes at the local gym. Or start your own hiking group (or walking, running, biking, working out at the park while your kids play). Find a way to do things you love so you can move your body and find fill your soul at the same time. You'll be much more likely to handle the rest of your crazy day once you take care of your own needs.
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Monday: 10-Minute Booty Blaster and 100 Countdown
Wednesday: Full Body Burnout
Friday: Full Body Burnout #5
Sunday: Mat Pilates Routine