I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Just because it’s a fun 3 day weekend doesn’t mean we need to put exercise on the back burner. Whether you are home or at the lake there are plenty of activities to join in on! My group of friends and I always go to the lake. So of course the girls spend months getting ready for the first day to be in a swim suit and all that hard work can be dumped right down the drain if we are not careful. So the past couple of years the girls have done the grocery shopping picking up healthier options to be cooked. We buy the usual bbq stuff but we got turkey dogs instead of the regular hot dogs, turkey burgers and the leanest meat we could find. For those who want buns for their hamburgers and hot dogs we got whole wheat. It’s the little things. You can always ask our great dietitians for helpful hints on meals. For the most part we grill out a lot, so we have steak, chicken, grilled veggies etc.
As for exercise we just brought our walking shoes. We found some trails not to far from our camp sites and we would get up early before it got to hot and go for a 30-60 minute walk. It was really relaxing! Sometimes it’s just nice to be out in nature. If you’re looking to get in some strength training you can always do some lunges, squats, pushups, sit ups, etc. We always bring a football and frisbee to add some activity into our days! Make sure you wear sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids, (water) and have a great activity filled weekend!