Celebration Reimagined

Hey, FitFam! Now that we’ve made it through Graduation Season, I want to talk about a topic not widely discussed, but almost universally experienced. You know that feeling of “too much celebration”? You ate too much, or you drank too much alcohol, or (if we’re being honest) both? It’s basically how you feel after graduations, birthdays, and the entirety of January.

It happens on a lower level, too, not just for celebrations. Dating and meeting new people usually revolves around food and drinks. This can be unnecessarily expensive both for your wallet and your waistline.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Can’t we celebrate something without focusing on food and/or alcohol?

The answer: Absolutely!

There are plenty of ways to celebrate without consuming food or alcohol. You could plan a fun activity like going to an escape room or taking a bike ride, or host a game night with friends. You could also treat yourself to a relaxing spa day or take a weekend trip to a new city.

How about attending a concert or music festival? Or going to an art exhibit or museum, participating in a group fitness class, volunteering at a local charity or nonprofit organization?

Maybe try taking a dance class, going to a comedy show, having a picnic in the park, going stargazing, taking a hike, or even trying a new hobby like painting or pottery.

You can look for activities that challenge you: Sometimes the most fulfilling activities are the ones that push you out of your comfort zone. Or go with something tried and true. Reflect on your passions: What are you passionate about? What excites you?

There are so many unique activities you can do to celebrate without consuming food or alcohol. The key is to find something that you enjoy and that will make you feel celebratory and fulfilled.

Give yourself permission to try new things. You’ll never know if you love something until you give it a chance. When in doubt, ask for recommendations: Ask friends, family, or coworkers what activities they enjoy. You might discover something new that you love.

As always, happy sweating,


p.s. What are your favorite ways to celebrate without food and alcohol? We would love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment or send an email to [email protected]!


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