Just because you’re living healthy doesn’t mean you need to compromise a good time. So many diets restrict alcohol or the occasional treat, making it hard to enjoy time and activities with friends, especially if your friends lead a less healthier lifestyle. Luckily for me, I have a fair share of friends who enjoy healthy living just as much as I do. While I’m not encouraging you to fall off your rocker every weekend with late night bites and bottomless mimosas, it is important to understand that you CAN enjoy the occasional cheat meal so – treat yo self! This type of balance really helps me keep on track and prepare for my week ahead.
One my of favorite things to do if unwind with some girl time. It’s summer in NYC and I absolutely love the peace and serenity of Central Park, from the views to the history, it’s the perfect backdrop to an afternoon picnic. My bff, Linzi and I packed a cute little brunch basket with some goodies and spent the afternoon in the park. We snacked on watermelon (good for digestion & inflammation), raspberries (excellent source of vitamin C ), green juice (alkalizing & detoxifying), and fresh coconut water (boosts hydration). Along with our munchies, we brought a bottle of champagne with us to enjoy. Like I said, everything in MODERATION! I’m not telling you guys to pop bottles every day, but it’s totally normal to enjoy a drink with a friend and not have guilt over it. Spending quality time with close friends can help us ease off the stress and who doesn’t love a little girl-talk ;)!
The importance of unwinding down is just as important as anything else we do in our daily routines. If your thoughts are clear, your day will be lighter and more productive. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. People can have a huge impact in our lives and I choose to surround myself with positive people that will bring happiness to my life.
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” – Karl Marx