Think outside of the candy box this Valentine’s Day….
Here are five easy ways to celebrate your loved one without sacrificing your weight loss goals this Valentine’s Day:
Enjoy a Shared Experience: Do something together! Sharing an experience, like a ballroom dancing class, ice skating, or even going to a trampoline park are all ways to connect with your partner while staying active. Engaging in mobile, dynamic activities will keep your loved one on their toes (literally and figuratively).
Dine In: If a good meal is how you like to celebrate, cook at home. Restaurants are often overcrowded and overpriced on Valentine’s Day. Stay home, light some candles, spread some flower petals, and cook a nutritious meal for your loved one. You can even cook together for a special bonding experience! (Need some recipe inspiration? Our grilled lamb chops with mint sauce make for a romantic and healthy date-night dinner.)
Skip the Sweets: Forget the chocolates and wine, and ditch the desserts for your sweetie this year. Show your love how much you care with a non-food/non-treat gift. For example, give your partner a cute workout top with inspirational sayings, a stainless steel water bottle or other workout accessories are fun gift ideas that encourage healthy habits! Of course, you need to choose a gift that aligns with your Valentine’s interests, so if they’re not an exercise fanatic, consider gifting them a book, concert tickets, a massage or spa day.
Get Creative with Cards: Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday (meaning, it’s an excuse for the companies to get you to spend more on cards). A fun alternative to buying Valentine’s card is to gift your sweetheart some illustrated exercise playing cards, like these FitDeck Cards from Amazon. Or, make your own homemade Valentine’s Day card with an interactive, engaging scavenger hunt.
Relax: Relish the time you spend together by unwinding together. Try a stress-relieving activity you might have never done before, like a guided meditation class or hot stone massage. Day to day stressors can take a major toll on your body. Finding a moment to relax with your partner is a healthy way to bond. Check out our full list of relaxation and stress relieving tips here.
Lastly, don’t forget to prioritize your own health and wellness this Valentine’s Day. The real secret to showing your partner you love them is to put equal effort into caring for yourself!
Not sure where to start?
Come into EMP180 to begin your weight loss journey. In addition to planning meals and snacks, we can help you explore the reasons behind over-eating and teach you how to manage difficult social occasions. Let’s work on establishing healthy habits that work for you and your lifestyle!
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