Today is THE BIGGEST DUTCH PARTY DAY of the year!!
Queen’s Day is the National Holiday to celebrate the birthday of Her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix, whose birthday is actually in January, but it is celebrated on 30 April to increase the chances for decent weather. Today did not disappoint with the only sunny day for ages! The traditions involve buying and selling junk, wearing orange everything, eating cream-filled artificially colored orange cakes, drinking orange bitters & and lots of beer. But you don’t have to be drunk and stumbling along the canals of Amsterdam to enjoy Queen’s Day...
Life is all about the choices you make…so why not bring the party to the gym?
Well, I tried. Perhaps I should have communicated this in advance or posted flyers in the locker rooms, because I was the only one dressed for the occasion. At least my title of Most Blinged-Out Badass at the gym is secure for another year with the feather trimmed bejeweled tiara I sported for my entire work out today!
(I ditched the glittery orange shades when they got totally steamed up after my fourth round of barbell squat/ standing shoulder press super sets! …and even though I’m wearing a tiara, yes I am patiently waiting for you to finish with those 13kilo dumb bells, so quit whining and get it done!
I wouldn’ t wear either the tiara or shades again without a really good reason, but I made the morning a bit more festive for everyone at the gym…so mission accomplished! Working out is fun too! NO reason to skip your workout just because or especially because it is a holiday!
..and there’s still plenty of time left to make other good or bad choices and party! You have the rest of the day to wear, eat, and drink plenty of orange crap, and stumble around the canals of Amsterdam or wherever having a great time!
You choose & enjoy!