I always look at long weekends as being very dangerous. More time away from your normal routine and there is more opportunity to eat or drink more than you would during the workweek. It's Columbus Day, and I am fortunate enough to be enjoying a day off from work. I definitely fell into a day of excess yesterday, celebrating a much needed "Sunday Funday" with my roommates that involved going directly from the brunch table to the bar to watch football. So while yesterday wasn't the healthiest of days, I'm not going to beat myself up about it because there is another aspect of the long weekend that I've often overlooked: more time to be active.