Pushing Through the Food Coma Together
The holidays are a great time for couples. You are with each other’s families and friends, bonding over food and drinks. And many times you bond a little too much with extra food and way too many drinks. Let’s take this week for instance.
With Independence Day in the middle of the week, many people decided to take the whole week off and celebrate with loved ones. But with the holiday technically past us, we are left feeling stuffed and fatigued with our partner. While all you want to do is lay on the couch and wait out the hangover, you two should switch up the pace.
Try to plan fun, active activities together versus the usual post-holiday slumber. Here are a few substitute dates to consider this week following your holiday escapades.
Feeling a movie?
If you and your partner are usual movie-goers, change up it up by going to an outdoor movie. Yes this will require more travel and walking around, but that is the whole point. It is still a relevantly relaxed, but with a spin to it. You will be happy you made the extra effort and definitely feel less like a coach potato for not only going to the movies, but going to one out in the middle of nowhere.
Take a hike!
Not usually an outdoor couple? Maybe that should change, at least for a day. Rather than slum through the food coma together indoors, opt to take a hike. I am not saying do anything crazy. It doesn’t have to be miles and miles on a vigorous trail. Just stop by a local park and walk around for a change. Yes, the fear of sunburn and bug bites isn’t appealing, but this is a great way to bond with your significant other. Plus, it is great excerise to forget about all the hot dogs and beer you had this past week.
Sports are fun, right?
Sitting on the coach together and feeling all sorts of regret? Make an effort to plan an active date the rest of this week into the weekend. Consider a fun two person sport like mini golf or swimming. You can even pull up to a tennis or basketball court and wager on a little one-on-one action. When you are playing sports for the fun of it, you forget it is a competition and just enjoy the act of it together. Then if you still want to catch a happy hour later, you will feel significantly less bad about it after working out a bit together earlier in the day.
Holidays are a great time to celebrate, but things always seem to get out of hand. If you eat, it is excessive. If you drink, you have one too many. And while nothing is wrong with that, I guarantee you and your partner will just want to do nothing the next few days. But fight the fatigue, and try to do active dates that will ultimately make you feel better. Maybe not initially, but certainly by the end of the day whether you admit it or not.