Friday, May 28, 2010

Fun filled healthy weekend

Well, we're coming up on a long weekend and I've been thinking about the plans we have. We're hosting a party with friends and family, my in laws are staying over a night and we're squeezing in a trail run & mountain bike.

It's a lot for someone like me, who doesn't have a lot of extra energy. Here are 3 tips to enjoy a fun weekend and stay healthy:

1. Sleep is still important. Sometimes when we have a busy weekend planned, we tend to stay up late and get up early. Then when we get back into our routine, we wonder why we're so tired. Could be as simple as not getting adequate sleep!

2. Don't forget to drink water. I can really tell if I'm not hydrated enough. Tired, brain fog, etc. So, in the middle of all the fun goings on, don't forget your water bottle. Especially if you're going to be outside a lot!

3. Don't be afraid to say no if you need it. If you're running low on energy, it's ok to say no to an activity that comes up. Really, it is!

Or, if you've planned a big day and can't get out of it, try taking a quick nap or rest a few minutes. Last weekend we went to an amusement park. It's a long day for me, so I made sure to take breaks every hour or so to sit down and relax. It helped.

Don't forget that a weekend packed full of fun can still be a healthy weekend. Listen to your body, and you'll have more fun and feel better when the work week starts back up.

Enjoy and take a moment to give thanks to all that sacrificed their lives for our freedom!