Valentine’s Day is a day that is supposed to be about love. For many of us, though, it’s a day full of candy, high-calorie restaurant meals, and a glass or two of wine. Where’s the love??? If you ask me, that doesn’t sound like a great way to love the healthy body you’re working so hard to achieve. Try these tips to keep you happy and healthy next Tuesday.
Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Day
Skip the creamy, fatty foods. If you overload yourself with them, all you’ll want to do at the end of the meal is sleep.
Don’t overdo the alcohol, as this can turn a great night into a nothing night. Go light on the alcohol and not only will you have your wits about you, but you will feel good in the morning too.
Swap the box of chocolates! Every girl loves flowers and chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but how about you swap that box of chocolate for her favorite perfume? She’ll be just as happy and her waistline won’t suffer.
Dance. When you finish your meal, turn on your favorite tunes and dance with your special someone. It’s a great way to sneak in a little exercise while still having a romantic night.
Plan a romantic dinner at home. Forgo the lines and madness at the restaurants and eat at home instead. This way you’ll know exactly what you’re eating and keep your portions in check.
Think About It…
Relationships play a huge part in your life when you’re trying to stay healthy. The right support system can help motivate you, give you a push when you’re feeling down, and celebrate your successes. Take some time to recognize and thank your friends and loved ones who help keep you on track.
Think of all the close relationships you have in your life….it could be a spouse, friend, parent, etc. Do these relationships support your health and fitness goals? If not, think of ways you can get them on-board.
For all of those people who make a positive difference in your life, tell them. Take a few minutes and write them a note telling them how important they are in your life. They might not even know.
Do you support your friends, family, and loved ones in all of their endeavors? Find out what their goals are and support them in any way you can. You know what they say, “the more you give, the more you get.”
Stay happy, healthy, and N motion, AND REMEMBER…age is just a number!