Post Vacay Blues: Getting Back Into The Groove

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who just had one”

Elbert Hubbard

OMG I don’t think that there could ever be a more truer quote on the face of this entire planet. Like literally. There’s undoubtedly going to be an inevitable sorrow that’s always associated with entering “real life” again, what with having just experienced days of endless amounts of travel, discovery & consuming copious amounts of tasty, foreign foods. I mean, I’m sure that we’ve all suffered from a bit of PTD (post travel depression) here & there – I did this past week, that’s for sure – so I thought I’d share 5 simple ways to ease back into routine once the vacation has come to an end. PLUS not to mention, we all just came off summer, which is essentially one season long binge of holidays & vacations! So enjoy! (more…)

How to Enjoy the Perfect “Staycation”

“Life is too important to be taken seriously”

-Oscar Wilde

Over the past couple of years I’ve developed a new-found obsession with travelling. There’s just one, slight problem… vacation’s can be INSANELY expensive! Wanting to travel but not having the budget for it can be incredibly frustrating & a total downer; especially when it seems as though your Instagram feed has recently evolved into an indefinite tourist ad for Thailand/Australia/Europe… hashtag major case of wanderlust!!! But I DO have a solution, why not vacation in your own city?! People from all over the world travel to YOUR city, so why not do the same & take advantage of the beautiful area that YOU live in! Below I’ve listed some tips on how to enjoy a “Staycation” in your very own home, just in time for Labour Day Weekend! (more…)

Stay on Track over the Long Weekend

I couldn’t be happier when the long weekends come and I see those three days circled on my calender. Although we no longer own a cottage (moment of silence), I think we have done our best to make our backyard resort–like. So really what I am trying to say is that: the mood, the food and the excess are quite the same whether you go to a cottage or not. I mean it’s just as hard to stay on track when you have company over and a ton of food to prepare and serve every single day of the weekend.

I’ve found that for most people, (including myself) that it’s pretty easy to stick with healthy eating and work-out routines during the week, but for whatever reason the weekends throw a wrench into things.

After every long weekend I find myself with the same complaints…..”i feel so bloated”, “I must lose those extra pounds”, and then I obsess about how these summer weekends can really set us back on our goals. Of course there is always room to splurge ( I do love a good cocktail) but health goals should always be in the back of your mind. It’s really about living consciously.