I hope you had a phenomenal Independence Day!
We stayed home and put on our own little fireworks show. We actually thought we would be the only ones in the neighborhood doing it.
We were wrong! LOL
There were fireworks going off all around us. It was pretty neat.
So even though July 4th was yesterday, this weekend is really going to be the days a lot of people celebrate.
And parties and BBQs will certainly be at the top of the list.
So I wanted to share with you 3 tips on how to enjoy yourself this holiday weekend and NOT completely ruin all your hard work you have been putting in to reach your goals.
1. Plan your “non-compliant” meals.
I really don’t like to use the words “cheat meal”. It always makes you think that you are doing something wrong.
And really, you are not.
Enjoying yourself, especially on weekends like this where you are with family and friends, is what is going to keep you on track to reaching your goals.
That is if you plan them.
Plan on what days and meals you will be having those “non-compliant” meals and make them part of your nutrition plan.
2. Make sure you move!
OK so you have your “non-compliant” meals planned. Now you need move/exercise.
Do something everyday to help get that activity in.
Go for a walk, swim, play with the kids, play a sport, it doesn’t matter. JUST MOVE!
You will feel better from getting the blood flowing and this will make sure you keep up with your consistency when it comes to your exercising. A key component to any program!
3. Drink more water!
Drinking more water is beneficial for many reasons.
-If you are celebrating outside, it’s probably going to be hot where you are. This leads to sweating more and dehydration.
-If you are having “non-compliant” meals, you are probably taking in more salt and sugar than normal. The extra water will help flush this out.
-Also with the added sugar and salt, bloating will probably occur. The water will help eliminate some of that and make you feel better overall.
There ya go!
3 tips on how to enjoy this holiday weekend and NOT ruin all your hard work you have put in.
Try to do all 3 if you can. If not, then doing at least 1 of them is better than nothing 🙂