Mama’s Day! Special time of year! 

by Lisa Drew

Mother’s Day is a special time of year when we are celebrating our moms all across the country! What to do; where to go; what gifts should I get? Sometime’s this holiday can be stressful! Do you have a good relationship with your mom? Maybe you were raised by your grandmother, stepmother or foster parent; celebrate her! If your mom passed away, do something in her honor. Or maybe you are on the outs with your mom; use this Mother’s Day to make amends. Holding a grudge doesn’t do anyone any good. It causes stress which isn’t good for your heart. Celebrate the women in your life in a new and healthy light!

So, what should you do for Mother’s Day? Going out to brunch is usually a big hit! However, sometimes the food isn’t so healthy. If you go out to breakfast or brunch, always go for the fruit. If there is a veggie scramble or veggie quiche, go for it. Maybe you can ask for a veggie egg white omelet. Of course that’s the healthier route. This is one of those days where you should enjoy the special moments with your mom. If you don’t eat so healthy that’s okay. As long as you are enjoying the time you are spending together, that is what is most important. If you are eating not so healthy foods and having a horrible time, then there is an issue! If it’s come to the point where your mom is so overbearing, mean, and negative, etc. have a talk with her. If you are all talked out, it’s okay to distance yourself. I hope this isn’t the case. Ultimately, you have to do what is right for you in your heart!

On a happier note, what are some healthy gifts to give or send mom? You can never go wrong with flowers; they are beautiful and calorie free! Dark chocolate covered strawberries are great because they are filled with antioxidants and it’s the perfect sweet treat! A gift certificate for massage is wonderful too! Everyone should incorporate massage into their healthy lifestyle. It’s a great stress reducer and is good for the body. Most importantly, call your mom and tell her you love her. That will put a smile on her face! Smiles are infectious and natural mood lifters! What a great day! Happy Mother’s Day!

[box] Lisa Drew Certified Nutritionist, Personal Trainer Wellness Coach


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