My Husband and I had this entire week off work (we are both teachers at Marin Country Day School). For a while we were trying to decide what neat trip to go on, or extra fun plans that we were definitely going to do. At first we thought we would go to Arizona for some high altitude training (my husband is a triathlete, however being pregnant, this idea didn’t seem as fun to me). We also contemplated visiting my Aunt in Palm Beach, Fl. In the end we we decided just to stay home (due to my pregnancy and just needing to spend a week really relaxing).
Granted that we did some major preparing for the baby (we went to all day birth classes, set up the crib, registered for baby stuff etc.) we truly did just relax most of the vacation. Along with running on the trails (and swimming and biking in my husbands case) we did a lot of movie watching on rainy days, cooking, going out to dinners and walking our dogs. It ended up being one of the best vacations ever. We truly just enjoyed each other’s company and didn’t need a tropical beach or exciting concert to make our vacation fun.
This made me realize how important my relationship with my husband is. Further it made me realize how important relationships are in general. When I think of the people around that love me and whom I love in return, it makes me think about how important it is that I am healthy for them too and not just for myself. Having strong bones as a young woman is one of the things I can control in my own heath through a healthy diet and who better to do it for than yourself, but also the ones who love you.
I want to have a lot of “staycations” in the future with my husband, and want to be healthy throughout my life and into my old age. Having strong bones will only enhance a long life with many, many more “staycations” to come with the ones I love.
Nutrition tip of the Day: Make smoothies! In the afternoons I always make smoothies. I use yogurt, fruit, milk and juice. The combination of dairy and fruits makes for a protein filled snack with yummy vitamins. In addition the natural sugars from the fruit and creamy texture from the yogurt make it is soooo delicious!