Here’s How to Get Back on Track!
You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more.
And now it’s time to face the music – Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight.
Maybe you are feeling that way right now.
Here are 5 steps to get you back on the fitness fast track after your trip.
Step One: Focus
Christmas happened. You ate things from the “never eat these” list, you drank more that you should have…but now it’s over.
Draw a line in the sand. It is over, so the bad eating stops now.
If you’re serious about your fitness goals, then Christmas was the exception, and not the rule. Don’t beat yourself up for letting loose, simply get back up, dust yourself off and get focused.
Step Two: Hydrate
Your first priority in getting back on track is to drink plenty of water. Start with a tall glass of water in the morning, and carry a water bottle with you to sip throughout the day.
Don’t add any artificial sweeteners or stimulants to your water – these will sabotage your hydration efforts. For flavor, add sliced fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables to your water, just like at the spa.
Step Three: Cleanse
For the next few days I need you to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings.
Don’t eat any packaged foods for the next few days. This means no snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods or alcohol.
Step Four: Rest
As relaxing as Christmas can be, realistically most end with the feeling of exhaustion. Make catching up on sleep a priority over the next few days.
When your body is low on sleep, it becomes easier to make poor eating choices. You’re also less likely to get back into your workouts if you don’t give your body a chance to rest.
Aim for getting a full 8 hours of sleep each night.
Step Five: Exercise
It’s time to sweat out all those indulgences. So lace up your shoes and put on your favourite gym clothes. When you start your first workout, ease in slowly. Here is a nice routine to get you going again.
Also, I have just the Diet plan for you – one that will not only help you recover, but will help keep you motivated and going strong in the future.
If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time for you to start. Together we will get you to your goals.
Your Friend and Coach