For couples who take fitness seriously, holidays can be a source of anxiety, particularly those that traditionally revolves around candy such as Valentine’s Day. Neither one of you want to ruin your diet but you still want to do something nice for your loved one. What is a fitness obsessed couple to do?
There are lots of ways that you and your sweetie can celebrate the holiday without overindulging in less than healthy sugary treats. If you do wish to partake in some healthier sweet treats, create a DIY wine tasting. Run to your local co-op or health food store to find some high-quality dark chocolates to pair with your wine. Rich in antioxidants, dark chocolate is actually a decently healthy snack. Then sample some wines you have at home, or purchase a few cheaper bottles. The key is to do this in moderation and take in no more than a few ounces of each wine. A wine tasting will allow you to indulge a bit, but helps ensure that you don’t crush a whole bottle of wine in one sitting.
Cooking together can be a very romantic experience. Spending your Valentine’s date at home with a nice bottle of wine, some lit candles and a healthy dinner recipe is a great way to bond with your loved one. You won’t be tempted by that double chocolate cake or those greasy french fries teasing you on the menu of a restaurant, and your wallet and waistline will thank you for a sensible and fun night in. Pick your favorite protein and go for a stir-fry. Stir fries are easily customizable to your dietary restrictions. Replace chicken or shrimp with tofu or other meat substitutes for vegetarian or vegan options. You can replace regular white rice with cauliflower rice for a paleo-friendly version as well.
You can never have enough workout clothes and neither can your partner! Take your sweetie to their favorite athletic wear store and let them pick out a new outfit! If you know their size and clothing preferences, you can surprise them with something that you’ve picked out yourself. They will appreciate the thought and the new workout wear! New workout gear is often a great motivation tool to get out and exercise. After you’ve picked out your new outfits, put them on and head on over to a Pure Barre class.
If you are looking for an activity to do with your partner this Valentine’s Day, you should try out a Pure Barre fitness class. Pure Barre classes offer a fun, full-body workout. You’ll both stretch and strengthen your way to a rocking body. You can be each other’s motivation when the class gets difficult. Pure Barre classes focus on low-impact exercises, so they are great for people of all ages and abilities. You’ll build up your strength and endurance, and have fun while doing it together!
Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to let go of your hard work and dedication to fitness in order to celebrate. Cooking a healthy meal, buying each other new fitness clothes and going to a Pure Barre fitness class are all great, healthy ways to enjoy the holiday.