Shew. Summer is finally here. And so is the perfect weather for celebrating the holiday weekend. First and foremost I want to thank all of our troops who work and have worked tirelessly to protect our country and also to remember those who gave their lives defending our freedom.
As summer BBQs and parties are coming in full force and bikini season is here, let's chat about a few summer tips to keep the tummies full of good nutrients and the bods looking hot.
1. Eat a nutritious pre-BBQ meal.
If you know you are going to a cookout and that there will be tons of tempting not-so-healthy items, eat before and leave room for one of your favorite items. I.e. Grandma's turtle brownie.
2. Bring a healthy dish to the BBQ you can share and enjoy!
We have all seen the cute Pinterest cocktail cups with dip in the bottom and veggies sticking out...bring em!!! They look adorable and are a safe snack to munch on without adding to the waistline.
Hello?!? It's beautiful out! If you are trapped at a grad party and can't get a good workout in, start a game of backyard whiffle ball! You can def get active for 30 minutes, it's fun....and you are killing two birds with one stone! Eric and I golfed last night and I'm so sore today! Like I didn't know I even had these muscles.
It's one of the best cardio options around. Torch tons of calories without putting the stress on your joints! Plus you can get a head start on that tan!
Chug, chug, chug. Get three liters in! It's hot, you are sweaty...you definitely need to rehydrate! Plus it helps you feel full :)!
This past weekend....my new planner arrived. As I was getting down and dirty with my gel pens, highlighters and sticky notes....I realized OMG....we are ONE! What a year it has been!!!!! When I started this business I had no clue what amazing relationships, partnerships and friendships I would make. So......I figured DUH we need to celebrate! Is there a better way than a FITNESS PARTY?!?! Join me for our birthday celebration and second annual Fitness Party at Otto Armleder Park at 7:30 PM on June 15th.....for ONE dollar! Consider this your save-the-date, invitation and all that jazz! Stay tuned for details, give-a-ways, and posts about how bomb this first year has been!
Well I guess the pain I have been having in my knee for the past month is justified.....because my patella (aka knee cap) is fractured. Cool. I finally sucked it up and went to see a doctor for an X-Ray last week.....and sure enough.....broken. So I am "taking it easy" for a few weeks and re-assess. And that makes me sad, because it is finally perfect running weather....and I can't run.
I've actually never seen a Star Wars movie in my life....I just think saying "May The 4th Be With You" is fun to say. So there. Also apparently I am a once a month type blogger these days. I will defend myself by saying that with the school year winding down and just being CRAZY busy with life......I haven't been on top of my game. Amongst this rush I caused myself the dumbest injury. Like tripping on my "hip" gauchos walking up the stairs at work and totally embarrassing myself type of injury. And then from not taking it easy on a gimp knee and still trying to go full speed, my body compensated by straining my soleus. So that's awesome. It's not a cool story, or an earned injury, making it even more frustrating.
So that's where we are at.
I AM A 30-SOMETHING, FOOD-LOVING, FITNESS-OBSESSED, DIY-ING, WORK-A-HOLIC, MOMMY, DOGGY MOMMY & AND WIFEY.....THAT DECIDED TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH YOU. WELCOME AND ENJOY!