WOOHOO – We’re rolling into the holiday weekend! As PWDs are packing their suitcases full of supplies for the road trip to the lake – don’t forget how easy it is to become a shitshow at a pool party or in-laws lake house. Speaking from experience, I want to save you some embarrassment so I’ve put together a list of things you can do to prevent being the crazy “intoxicated/low BG” person at the 4th of July picnic.
- Don’t set yourself on fire – The low BG person might feel like a super hero and insist on lighting the $2,300 mountain of explosives. Check you BG before you set the neighborhood on fire.
- Hydrate – Start now! Coconut water is always in my overnight travel bag.
- Alcohol to Water Ratio – I need to tattoo this on my arm to remember – One alcoholic beverage to one 8oz. glass of H2O.
- Wear Sunscreen – Sunburns are bad for everyone so lather up on a regular basis while in the sun.
Cheers to kicking off a wonderful and eventful 4th of July weekend. There is no reason the “betes” should prevent you from dominating beer pong, splashing your family with a killer cannon ball or enjoying a few too any holiday side dishes. You got this – just stay on top of your numbers and don’t be afraid to ask for help should the sun or a low BG take away your ability to think rationally.