From pastel coloured eggs to bonnets on dogs (spotted), Easter is an opportunity to celebrate the buds of change.
Of course, a certain bunny likes to carry treats to deposit on your love handles. RSVP No thanks! to his hopping route and choose to snack and eat well as the days grow longer and your clothes get lighter.
Some ideas to help you:
1. When it comes to food, opportunity does not knock.
At one point in time, those special Easter treats were really a seasonal indulgence. Now they stay around throughout the year in different incantations (Scream Eggs are the Halloween version of Creme Eggs). No matter what the advertising says, this is not your last opportunity to have a bit of chocolate. We promise.
2. Take the symbol and make it your own.
Eggs have been a traditional symbol for re-birth and fertility for thousands of years. Buy an egg mold at the dollar store or a specialty kitchen store and get cracking without a single yolk in sight. Some recipes we enjoyed drooling over:
3. Think about what you'd like to do with these extra daylight hours.
Now that the weather is warmer and hibernation is less of an honest excuse, create an intention for the spring. Do you want to run a 5K? Do you want to meditate more? Commit yourself to a healthy and balanced lifestyle through a detailed goal and lay out a plan. This will be a better way to spend your time than eating the heads off of chocolate bunnies.
In the Czech Republic, women are spanked on Easter Monday (also dubbed Spanking Monday) by the men, in exchange for eggs. Be grateful that your eggs are spank-free in Canada.
Unless you want to start a new traditions.