The quickest way to failure is failure to plan! And let’s all face it, you’re going to cheat a little bit on the fourth… but instead of letting it get away from you - plan for a little cheat so that you can get right back on your feet and hit the ground running again on the fifth! So here are our Four tips and tricks to Fuel your Fourth!
1.) Plan Your Food Ahead Of Time.
So besides the fact that there are tons of ways to stay healthy and keep that patriotic theme (See Yogurt Bite Recipe Below) you can also plan your meals before any celebrations. Bring along healthy snacks that you like and can keep you away from those chips and sweets. Know the menu ahead of time - if it’s the annual burger and hotdog cookout, bring turkey burgers and dogs or skip the buns to save on added calories!
Yogurt Bite Recipe
What you need:
Strawberries, Blueberries, Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Ice Cube Tray
2.) Know Your Alcohol!
If you’re going to drink at least stick to light beer and low calorie alcohol! One glass of vodka tonic is only 75 calories or a Bud Light at 80 calories! Also remember to drink 2 glasses of water per alcoholic drink to keep you hydrated - especially if you’re out in the sun!!
3.) Is It Worth It?
Continuously ask yourself if you’re indulging because it adds to the fun of the Fourth or if you’re going overboard! There is a line between slight indulgences and just being glutinous! We all know it and have all been there but it helps to keep checking on yourself as well, or even better have an accountability partner that way you both can keep tabs on each other.
4.) Get Fueled!
Complete The Fuel Your Fourth 20 Minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)
1 minute 4-Arm Plank
7 Firecracker Burpees
7 Murica Mountain Climbers
6 Star Jumps
Do these Four exercises as many times as you can and record how many rounds you get in twenty minutes!
*Don’t forget to take pictures and tag us @FuelFitnessBootCamp and use the hashtag #ShowUsHowYouFuel to be featured on our page!*