Pam & Erin's Summer Wellness Tips: Hot To Avoid Summer Sabatoge

Wellness experts Pam Byrne and Erin Wathen are conducting a 9-week Wellness program with a group of JoyRiders whose collective goal is to get fitter, stronger and healthier this summer!

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Here, they share how to relax and enjoy summer, but stay on track amidst BBQs, evenings out and other indulgences!

1. Plan Your Meal Times! 

Most people do best with predictability and a routine. Even if you are on vacation, try your best to stick to your normal mealtimes and dietary choices. If you are dining out a lot, be sure to check out the menu beforehand so you have a plan. If you are a guest, offer to bring your own appetizer or side dish and make it a healthy one you know you can nibble on!

2. Be Sure EVERY Meal has the 4 Key Ingredients: Fat, Protein, Fiber and Greens 

These will satisfy you and keep you going strong until your next meal. And don't be bashful with the greens - the more the merrier!

3.  It Wouldn't be Summer Without a few Splurges and Moments of Decadence, so ENJOY!

We all have to live! Plan for your splurge: whether it's ice cream out with the kids, a big lobster dinner or a few margaritas - plan your day around it. Perhaps have a lighter lunch or exercise 10 minutes longer knowing that a feast awaits. Remember: don't throw in the towel just because you are having a treat! Enjoy and savor it, but don't let it ruin your plan for the day or the week!

4. Plan to Exercise and Increase the Intensity! 

One of the best parts of the Summer is the lack of a strict schedule. However, it can also throw a giant wrench into keeping our standing JoyRide class schedule! If you are short on time and in town, increase your effort in class or try a different cross-training class in JoyRide's Studio 2 to keep your body guessing. If you are traveling or away, and only have 30 minutes to yourself, make the most of it. For example, you could do a 5 minute warm up, 15 minutes fast cardio, 5 minutes planks or push-ups and 5 minutes meditation.

For more information, or to contact Erin and Pam, visit their website: http://www.byrneandwathenholistichealth.com.