Did you eat a little too much over the holidays? Perhaps a workout was missed? It is easy to fall off the fitness wagon once in awhile, especially during the holidays, with all of the extra family that might be in town or the incredibly yummy food being served, but that’s no reason to stress! You just have to get back on the wagon! Here are some simple ways to help you get back on track with your healthy lifestyle:
Stop feeling guilty Even the healthiest of us still don’t always stick 100% to our diet and exercise plan. Beating yourself up over it just makes you more unhealthy and more likely to head to the fridge to eat your feelings! Remember that weight loss is a process that happens over time and any weight gained can be lost! Get to the gym or make a healthy meal and let the guilt go!
Get away from the extra sugar and salt! Cutting out the extra sugar, refined carbs, and salt is the first step to getting back to your regular self! It’ll help you feel less bloated and more healthy in no time!
Revisit your goals. Remember last month when we talked about goal setting? Now is a great time to look back at those goals, see what worked or didn’t work, and make changes. Did you overindulge because you lost sight of your goals? Were your goals set too high or too low? Go back and figure out exactly what you want to accomplish, and I will help you get there!
Drink extra water! Drinking water is HUGE when it comes to detoxing after the holidays. Water helps to flush out toxins and helps your body eliminate waste. Don’t know how much you should be drinking? Divide your body weight in half, and drink that many ounces. For example, if I weighed 100 lbs, I should be drinking 50 oz of water a day. Grab that water bottle and get going!
Ignore the scale for a few days. Chances are that because of all the extra treats that you MAY have indulged in over the holidays, you had a lot of extra salt, sugar, and fat. This will translate to a few pounds heavier than normal on the scale. Instead of weighing yourself and feeling guilty about the number, hold off for a few days. If you start eating healthy and exercising regularly again, you’ll probably be back to your normal size in a week.