Easter means different things to different people. We all have our traditions and beliefs. Some celebrate with family and friends and some go away but the one thing we all share and love is that we get at least four days off and lots of Easter eggs! So that brings me to the first part of this blog.
Who doesn’t e Easter eggs, even if you don’t eat them they are just so pretty, this perfectly shaped egg in an array of sizes wrapped up in shiny coloured foil, some with bows, some filled with delicious treats. The excitement of peeling away that paper trying not to rip it (if you’re anything like me anyway), to then reveal the top of the egg. Then taking that first bite! It’s one of those small pleasures in life that we anticipate and wait a whole year to experience… well most of us.
But there lies the problem, some people don’t stop at one, let’s stretch that and say they don’t even stop at three. Sugar, sugar, sugar, preservatives, colours, numbers and did I mention sugar…
But the Easter Eggs aren’t your only hurdle for this time of year. Next up you’ve got the Hot Cross Bun! Are they not the best thing ever! Once again, with these, most people don’t stop at just one!
Now let’s talk about all of that alcohol consumed over the celebration period… or should we not… Anyway you all get the picture! Now, just because it’s Easter and we get some extra time off and can chill and just do what we love to do as Aussies doesn’t mean it’s time to totally gorge ourselves and undo all of your hard work over the last couple of months.
We are huge advocates for being flexible and enjoying life however try to maintain some self control and remember ‘moderation’!
The second part of this blog is the fun part, the easier part, keeping it real and offsetting some of the damage we all know you’re going to do anyway – with some exercise!
There are so many things you can do to keep you on track while you’re away or simply absent from the gym. If you’ve ever had or have kids you’ve been to your fair share of parks, they are the best place for some bodyweight exercises. Most parks have bench seats, monkey bars, a path or grass area, climbing stuff and sliding stuff. Here’s an idea of a little circuit you can try over this easter long weekend to prevent or offset the some of the damage:
50 meter run
20 x star jumps
REPEAT 4 times
10 reps of each 3 times
High knee step ups on a bench
Pull ups or Chin ups
Climbing up/down the slide steps
Burpees (yep had to put them in)
Have fun with it enjoy your Easter long weekend. If you head in for our Good Friday Bootcamp tomorrow enjoy the experience. Remember we are Business As Usual for Easter Saturday and back to normal operating hours and classes on Tuesday the 7th. If we don’t see you staf safe and have a wonderful Easter!
Happy Easter everyone, stay fit, healthy and safe.