I’m so excited for this long weekend! How couldn’t I be? It’s sunny and warm out, and I’m waiting with bated breath for the smell of fired up grills around the neighborhood.
Did you know that 62 percent of the nation will be barbecuing this holiday? I guess I’m not the only one who loves veggies on the grill. I can’t wait to throw on some shorts, head to the closest party and pile my plate with corn on the cob, tofu-kabobs, and potato salad. If you’re worried that the festives will destroy a stellar week of exercise and eating, follow these tips to stay on track.
1. Make Time To Exercise Photo Credit: Fit Girls Oh Yeah[/caption] Don’t let the holiday give you an excuse not to hit the gym. If you can’t get to the gym, pop in a workout DVD, go for a brisk walk outside, or take a bike ride with friends.
2. Splurge on ONE item, not Five
Barbecues are like buffets outside. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the food choices. Solution? Fill up on healthy, low calorie options like grilled corn, garden salad, and fruit. Pick one item to indulge in. You’ll keep yourself from feeling deprived, while still keeping your diet in check.
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