Memorial Day is the official kick off to summer! Barbecues, pool parties and travel are likely on your agenda, both now and for the next few months -- but the idea of getting out of your food and fitness routine starts might stress you out. I get it, seriously. I've been there. I used to get SO stressed when I was "off" my routine during summer trips to the lake. But with age and experience does come wisdom. I have learned, Memorial Day is just ONE weekend. It is just food. Let's not get too worked up about it. Sometimes that's easier said than done, but what has helped me tremendously is to have a PLAN with some built in flexibility. The more we plan ahead and have ALL the toolx in our toolbox, the more we can enjoy our holiday weekend (or summer vacation) without the guilt or derailing our hard work.
Pack YOUR food
There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying some of the treats at the cookout, but there is also nothing wrong with bringing your own staples.
These are must-haves...
Pack your workouts
One of the best ways to stay on track while traveling is to KEEP MOVING! When we work out we are more likely to make better food choices. Thanks to Beachbody on Demand making fitness non-negotiable is easier than ever! Simply pull up your workouts on your laptop, iPad or phone and press play! Worried about not having wifi? No problem! You can actually download some workouts directly to your device before you leave home. So really...the guess work is gone and the opportunity for excuses is gone...guess we'll all have to just lace up and make it happen right? 😏
Pack some grace
Last but not least, grant yourself some grace.
This one is often the most challenging for us. But with some simple mindset shifts that I'm learning in my 2B Mindset Fierce Fit group, it is possible to be healthy and stay on track while enjoying life, family and travel at the same time. Put it this way.....when we get to the end of our lives, chances are we won't say we wish we would have eaten more carrots and celery. We will probably think about how we should have created more experiences with our families, said yes more often, taken better care of ourselves so we had more energy to play and run and ENJOY life.
So do that when you travel. ENJOY life. And YES that means living our healthiest life, physically AND mentally. Perhaps that means going for a walk or run or doing yoga in a beautiful new location. It may also mean occasionally having the cookie. If we focus on living our healthiest life, most everything evens out in the wash.
So relax, have fun, enjoy time with family. We don't have to be perfect - we just have to be human.
The best version of ourselves that we can be.
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!