Matt’s 5 Ways to Spend Your Memorial Day
By: Matt James – New Face of Gluten Free
Get Your Zen on early – Start the weekend off by giving your body a little love. Hit an early Yoga class (stand on your head), go on a nature hike, run your local park, or simply take the dog for a walk. It’s a great way to get your mind and body ready for the day!
Hit the grocery store in the AM – You have to grill out on Memorial Day! Head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Udi’s goodies! Getting the gluten free Classic Hot Dog & Hamburger buns is a must. Might as well step up your “health conscious” game and pair your buns with grass-fed, pasture-raised, free range, organic or any humanely certified meats! The best way to convince all your guests how delicious gluten free can be is by giving them 1 Udi’s muffin (any kind) & it will be game over.
Squeeze in some DIY – Lets go ahead and finish that home improvement project you’ve been putting off. I’m not talking about tackling that monster project that’s been hanging over your head. But knock out a few of those quick projects that will give you peace of mind for the rest of the day. I’m talking zen work like, gardening, painting, clean out the gutter, or cleaning out the pantry! (feng shui for your house)
Get Out & Grill – You already went shopping so now it’s time to enjoy the outside and get your grill ready! Hang out, throw on some jams (suggestion: Air – on pandora), mix up a nice cold beverage, throw the burgers & dogs on the grill and just enjoy the day!
Lastly – and most importantly, take some time to reflect on what Memorial Day really means. Fly the flag, attend a local ceremony and honor those we lost, thanks the men and women who weat their uniform to support our country. Say a prayer for those serving America in the air, on land, or at sea. Get outside and enjoy your surroundings; thank mother nature for giving you this time. Then throw on a movie that reflects the meaning of this weekend! (suggestion: Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Saving Private Ryan, Hurt Locker or Blackhawk Down)
Happy Memorial Day! I hope you seize the weekend; if you’re lucky like me, Seas the weekend!