Ideas for a Healthy Bachelorette Weekend

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Alternate title: How to Behave at a Bachelorette Party When You’re Running a Marathon the Next Day

Over the weekend, I drove down to Newport, Rhode Island for a friend’s bachelorette party. Of course, I knew I would be running the Boston Marathon on Monday, but there was no way I could miss her big girls’ weekend away. I knew it would be a ton of fun, so I planned to enjoy myself without going overboard. That said, here are some things I did to ensure that I had a healthy bachelorette weekend!

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Brought some healthy snacks to contribute – We stayed in a gorgeous condo for the weekend, so we had a full-size fridge and stove for cooking, so everyone brought food share. I contributed some of my favorite healthy eats, including guacamole, hummus, rice crackers, and a bunch of Blue Diamond Almonds. I brought all of my favorite flavors for the ladies: Honey Roasted Vanilla, Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Habanero BBQ, and Salt N Vinegar. They were a big hit, especially the Habanero BBQ. Have you guys tried this flavor yet? Holy yum!

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Tasted everything – I kept the wise words of Bethenny Frankel in mind for the weekend: “Taste everything, eat nothing.” There was tons and tons of delicious food (hello, Chex Muddy Buddies), so I ate a few bites of everything, but I didn’t go crazy. I enjoyed plenty of fun foods, but I mostly stuck to the healthy stuff, like the Blue Diamond Almonds, which were both satisfying and FULL of (bold) flavors.

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Paid attention to my alcohol intake – Like a lot of bachelorette parties, our weekend included some adult beverages, but I knew I needed to keep things in check if I wanted to run a good race on Monday. I made sure to pace myself and drink plenty of water in between drinks to keep myself hydrated. At brunch, I enjoyed a mimosa, which was heavy on the orange juice and only drank the pours that I really liked at the wine tasting that we went to at Newport Vineyards. (I dumped the ones I wasn’t crazy about.) Paying attention to my alcohol intake kept me feeling good, but, at the same time, I didn’t feel like I was missing out on the celebration either.

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Chat about your favorite healthy things – All of the women at the bachelorette party were into food and fitness, so a lot of our conversations focused on our favorite things to keep us healthy and fit, like recipes, products, and workouts. This was especially motivating and kept health and wellness top of mind all weekend. It was also really cool learning about new ways that other women stay healthy! 

Enjoy a workout together – On Saturday morning, we all headed to The Cliff Walk for a run. It was a fun way to get moving and explore Newport together. Plus, getting our sweat on was a great way to start the day!

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And, of course, our workout concluded with an iced coffee stop at Empire Tea & Coffee. I ordered an almond milk iced latte, which was phenomenal.

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Question of the Day

What healthy thing did you do at your last bachelorette party/girls’ night/weekend away? 

29 Comments

  1. Those Honey Roasted Vanilla almonds sound AMAZING…one of my BF’s lives in San Francisco, so last time I visited for a girls weekend, we walked EVERYWHERE, which was such a great way to explore the city and not feel guilty when we made pit stops for cocktails 🙂

  2. Wow..I am more than impressed that you managed a bachelorette weekend ahead of the marathon. You are a superstar!

  3. The one thing that I always do is make sure I get some sort of workout in. It just makes me feel refreshed – especially when a lot of bachelorette’s include late nights! I indulge in the things that are new to me or that I wouldn’t normally get. And doesn’t hurt that typically the away weekend ones involve being in a bikini the whole trip that helps encourage healthy habits!

  4. We did a wine tour around Boston which included walking to each venue. We even got a small tour of Havard which was neat. We got in a little activity while enjoying some food and wine!

  5. I always bring some sort of snack that is easy to eat quickly, but healthy. Whether it’s fruit bars, granola bars or string cheese. Anything that I can keep in my purse to easily snack on is my goal!

  6. The last bachelorette party I was at was my own and it was a surprise! I must admit that we did not do too much healthy that day. It started with painting pottery at a cool studio with champagne and snacks (my MOH/younger sister is 16 so they planned a part where she could participate). Then a limo picked us up and took us on a winery/tasting tour! We hit up three wineries and at the last one bought a bottle of wine to split and sat outside with snacks and a live band and had a blast! 🙂
    Also, Salt n Vinegar almonds are the best!!

  7. I’ve never done this before, but a friend attended a bachelorette party where they stayed in a rented house and had a yoga teacher come in and teach a private class. I thought that sounded like a blast and a good balance for the imbibing that went on the night before!

  8. I have been in love with almond milk lattes lately! I wish Starbucks would get on that train.

    Congrats on the marathon!! Such a huge achievement for you!

  9. Loved everything but the Bethany quote “Taste everything, eat nothing”… yikes! How about “Eat a little of everything in moderation”? It appears you enjoyed yourself in moderation so why use such a disordered quote from a disordered woman?? Congrats on your marathon!

  10. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun during the weekend.
    It is very nice that you have a group of friends that all of them are into fitness, that makes things easier.
    Yes, there is nothing wrong with tasting a bit of all the food options but not being crazy on that.
    You have demonstrated that it is possible to have fun and still being healthy and exercise.

  11. I think one of the happiest moments of my own bachelorette party/weekend was returning from a 10 mile run – accompanied by three of my distance-running girlfriends – to see three other friends doing outdoor yoga on the patio of the house we stayed in. And I felt like I totally earned the beer I cracked open afterwards!

  12. I actually was wondering about this topic a few days ago. I am not one for making a big deal of weddings or drinking, so I have not the faintest idea what I would do for a bachelorette party, if I even have one! I guess I am strange like that. Regardless, thank you for the great health ideas!

  13. Um, at the last bachelorette party I went to, I ordered a veggie burger and sweet potato fries instead of a regular burger and fries. And I danced a lot (exercise!). Healthy ended there. 🙂 Looks like such a fun time!

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