Memorial Day Recap & Importance Of Routine.

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and fun Memorial holiday. Did anyone else enjoy some poolside time this weekend? I soaked up a little bit of sun and tried to use this holiday weekend to rest up and relax, though it certainly was busy.

One of my best friends from college stayed with me this past weekend. It’s always refreshing to reminisce on college memories, to catch up on current life happenings and to see where life is taking us both. So much happens in such a short time.

I also took an unplanned trip to Nashville to visit with my boyfriend and his family for the weekend. Have I mentioned lately that I am one lucky girl to have him in my life? I need to go to the grocery store because there is absolutely nothing in my fridge right now. I’ll be relying heavily on my stocked pantry and freezer today and tomorrow. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the grocery until then. I’m not sure yet what I’ll be eating for breakfast…

While Memorial Weekend was wonderful, it’s time for me to get back on my routine. I believe consistency is one of the biggest keys to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong; I do enjoy three-day, holiday weekends. Because my travel this past weekend was unplanned, I learned quickly that unplanned travel offers a major challenge in hard maintaining my specific and tailored diet. I am most successful and feel better about my health focus when I take time to plan and prepare for travel. I can balance my meals the week leading up to the travel, I can prepare healthy snacks, and I  can pack appropriate workout attire. I did try to stick to my safe foods list while I’m on the road.

While I wish I were still in Tennessee, I do look forward to getting back on my routine. I plan to resume my regular weekly workout schedule today. That means I’ll be focusing on a total body workout with some ab work, too.

Before I scrounge up something for breakfast, I wanted to let you know that I hope to announce the winner of the 7-Quart Oval Stainless Steel Slow Cooker, brought to you by SlimKicker on tomorrow’s post. SlimKicker is currently reviewing the entries, and I’m just waiting on their top choice. Stay tuned for the winner and also, stay tuned for some GREAT blog news coming VERY soon. I can’t wait to share these things with you!

Wishing you the best. katie

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:
How was your Memorial Day Weekend? Did you do anything fun?
Do you function better on a routine or do you prefer spontaneity? 

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Happy Memorial Day {& Giveaway Reminder}

Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you are able to share this day surrounded by the ones you love. I also hope that you have some great plans ahead of you today – I’m thinking picnics, sand volleyball, laying out by the pool, etc. This is where I wish I was today:

Wouldn’t it be nice to rest and relax here today?

If you’re like 99.9% of Americans, you have the day off. Spend time resting, relaxing and simply having fun today. Memorial Day plans generally involve activities like pick up games of volleyball, wiffle ball, and frisbee. How about we ditch the gym today and focus on active fun with our family and friends?

REMINDER: Have you all had the chance to check out SlimKicker and it’s helpful health tools, both available online and for your iPhone? TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY to enter for the 7 Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker that SlimKicker wants one of my readers to win!  To enter this GIVEAWAY, visit this post. We’re taking entries until 11:59pm tonight! Hurry!

7-Quart Oval Slow Cooker

Wishing you the best holiday. katie

QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What are your Memorial Day plans?