6 ways to save your holiday weekend

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When it comes to sticking with a healthy regime, we get it, holiday weekends are tough. We try our best throughout the week to have a healthy (boring) breakfast and those mix-in chopped salads for lunch. However, when that day weekend rolls around with the promise of beer and BBQ it’s PARTYTIME! So where do we find the balance in a holiday weekend? Okay, it may not be balance, but here are some ways to keep your system from working on overdrive when you’re in party mode.

 

Use Your Tongue Scraper

Scraping your tongue first thing in the morning, every morning, is imperative for optimal health, especially on those weekends we may be taking in more than a few extra “toxins” into our bodies (if you know what I mean).

 

Drink Lemon Water

Even when we’re on vacation, my partner and I buy lemons to bring with us to our accommodations. Drinking a tall glass of lukewarm water with the juice of a half of a lemon helps to kick-start your digestive system, which feels so necessary on those decadent cheat weekends.

 

Get On Your Mat, Even If It’s 5 Minutes

We do it every single time. We pack our mat for our trip only for it to stay rolled up in the corner of our hotel room. Even if you had these grand ideas of waking up and going to a class, or doing a 20 minute session in your hotel room, roll it out for at least 5 minutes. It doesn’t seem like much, but it’s enough time to stretch out in your Downward Dog, do a couple slow stretchy lunges, a spine releasing and oxygen pumping forward fold, and maybe even a pigeon. I promise you, you’ll feel better and ready to start your day.

 

Stay Hydrated

Especially if you’re drinking alcohol. The recommendation is every other drink should be water.

 

Don’t Skip the Healthy Stuff

I get it. You don’t come to the BBQ for the grain salad or the fruit bowl. It’s all about balance!

 

Wear Sunscreen

I would suggest a hat to shield your face too. A sunburn is the last thing you want on a 3 day weekend plus we all know how damaging it can be for your skin.

 

Have a fun weekend everyone, and If you’re going away for the long weekend, don’t forget your travel sizes!