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Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with these fun tips from GOLO, including our summer song playlist!

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with these fun tips from GOLO, including our summer song playlist!

Summer has finally arrived and GOLO is here to help you keep your weight loss goals on track!  Most people think that the winter holidays are the toughest time of year to stay dedicated to your weight loss plan.  However, it’s even more important to stay focused on achieving your goals in the summer.  This is when the shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits start making their appearance, and we can no longer hide underneath our bulky layers of clothes we wore all winter.  There are also all sorts of food temptations that come with summer fun.  That’s why GOLO is here to help you stay on track and support you at every step along your weight loss journey.  Now, let’s begin the summer fun!

GOLO’s tips and recipes for hosting a Memorial Day cookout

Opening your home, and back yard, to family and friends for a celebratory BBQ is tons of fun! The good news is, grilling gives you the opportunity to make delicious foods that are also healthy and GOLO-friendly.  If you’re looking for a little cookout inspiration on Memorial Day, here’s some of our favorite BBQ recipes for you to enjoy:

GOLO summer kebabs

GOLO Summer Kebabs [Click here for recipe]

 

Looking to pair your main course with some complementary starters and desserts?  Here’s what we recommend:

Asian Slaw with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette [Click here for recipe]

 

No Mayo Potato Salad [Click here for recipe]

Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles [Click here for recipe]

With these recipes your summer BBQ will be a big hit!  


GOLO’s Summertime Fun Playlist, created by GOLO members

Speaking of hits—what goes better with a Memorial Day cookout than great summer-themed tunes?!  We asked the GOLO members for their favorite summer tunes, and put together the perfect summertime playlist for you.  Enjoy our playlist and remember that dancing is great exercise—it will help boost weight loss, relieve stress, and helps strengthen your heart, bones and muscles.  Dancing outside will also expose you to some fresh air, sunlight and vitamin D.  So dance away!

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    1. Summer Nights — Rascal Flatts
    2. Heat Waves — Glass Animals
    3. Endless Summer Nights — Richard Marx
    4. Pontoon — Little Big Town
    5. Uncle John's Band — Grateful Dead
    6. Strawberry Blonde — Mitski
    7. Don't Lose Sight — Lawrence
    8. Levitating — Dua Lipa
    9. September — Earth, Wind & Fire
    10. Cruel Summer — Bananarama
    11. Summertime — Kenny Chesney
    12. South Nights — Glenn Campbell
    13. Uptown Funk— Mungo Jerry
    14. Summer Breeze — Seals and Crofts
    15. Cool Night — Paul Davis
    16. The Boys of Summer — Don Henley
    17. Pocketful of Sunshine — Natasha Bedingfield
    18. Happy — Pharrell
    19. Walking on Sunshine—Katrina and the Waves
    20. Summer Nights — John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
    21. Surf City — Jan & Dean
    22. Summer of '69 — Bryan Adams
    23. Summertime — DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    24. Under the Boardwalk — The Drifters
    25. Little Bird/Little Boat — Bill Perkins
    26. California Girls — The Beach Boys
    27. Paradise City — Guns N' Roses 
    28. Summer in the City — The Lovin' Spoonful 
    29. In The Good Old Summertime — Nat King Cole
    30. Fishing in the Dark — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    31. Vacation — The Go-Go's
    32. Groove Thang — Zhané
    33. Winnebago — Kenny Chesney 
    34. Wasted Time — Keith Urban
    35. Rum — Brothers Osborne 
    36. Good Vibrations — The Beach Boys
    37. Love Shack — The B-52's
    38. Sweet Emotion — Aerosmith 
    39. Bawitdaba — Kid Rock
    40. In The Air Tonight — Phil Collins
    41. Made for This — Carrollton 
    42. Walk This Way — Aerosmith
    43. Watermelon Sugar — Harry Styles 

    Staying home and enjoying a relaxing, low-key weekend instead?  Here’s some quick and easy health tips for you to consider

    There’s nothing wrong with staying home and enjoying a peaceful and stress-free Memorial Day weekend.  If you plan to stay home and relax, try to incorporate a few of these tips over the weekend to keep pushing your health and wellness goals forward.

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    1. Spend some time outside.  Even if you take an extra long walk with the dog, a brisk stroll around the neighborhood, or opt for a jog in the park—make sure to do some outdoor activities

    2. Drink a little extra water.  Drinking more water will not only help you lose weight, it also provides other health benefits.  Infusing your water with some fresh fruit, berries or citrus will add a refreshing taste of summer!  If you’re looking for the perfect water bottle, try the brand new GOLO 25 ounce Infusion Water bottle that’s BPA free!  [Click here to purchase]

    3. Try your best to stick with balanced meals.  You may be tempted to stray from your healthy routine over the holiday weekend.  While you can treat yourself a little, try your hardest to eat balanced, healthy meals most of the weekend.  Never forget why you are losing weight and getting healthier—use that as fuel to stay on track!
    1. Have fun! Use the holiday weekend to decompress, clear your mind and recharge, but don’t forget to have some fun as well.  Play games, do a puzzle, enjoy some crafts, or even catch up on your favorite TV shows.  If you find yourself watching more TV that usual, challenge yourself to do light-to-moderate exercise during a few commercial breaks.  You can walk in place, do some jumping jacks, squats, push-ups or simply walk around the house until the commercials are over.  If you do this, you’ll be surprised by just how much exercise you mixed in over a few days without even realizing it!

    2. Take advantage of your exclusive myGOLO resources. The long weekend is the perfect time to login to (or activate) your myGOLO membership and explore the benefits.  You can browse through weight loss tips, recipes, fitness ideas and more.  You can also join our private GOLO Facebook Group page and connect with GOLO coaches and other GOLO members who are on the same journey you are.

    From all of us at GOLO—have a save, healthy and fun Memorial Day weekend!

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