So you took a break from your fitness routine this summer. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and ate some more.
Well, now it’s time to face the music. You might feel puffy, bloated, maybe your joints are achy and your clothes feel tight.
You may feel tempted to skip your workouts rather than jumping back into your fitness routine but that be a slippery slope. One day slides into the next day and the next day. Before you know it the holidays are here and you still haven’t gotten in a workout.
Let’s not let that happen.
Count back with me 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. and jump into your workouts immediately. Sure, you’re going to feel a little rusty on that first day back but remember that the sooner you get back into the swing of your routine the better. You can do it!
Here’s how to get you back on the fitness fast track.
1) Find Your Focus
Summer happened. You ate things from the “never eat these” list, you drank more that you should have…but that’s life and health & wellness ebb and flow.
Let’s draw a line in the sand today. You’re back now so toss out those cupboards of less than desirable foods and fill them with ones that make you feel empowered and strong.
If you’re serious about your fitness goals, then the past few weeks were the exception, and not the rule. Don’t beat yourself up for letting loose. Simply get back up, dust yourself off and get focused.
2) Get Hydrated
While summer days can take on many forms, the end result is most often dehydration and water retention. The only way to restore your balance is to get hydrated.
Your first priority in getting back on track is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. 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.
3) Cleanse Your System
For your first few days getting back on track I need you to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats. These 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.
4) Get Some zzzzz’s
As relaxing as summer days are, 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, increases cortisol and makes you crave those salty/sweets. 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. Turn off those devices at least 1 hour before shut eye and make your room as dark and undisturbed as possible.
5) Jump Back Into Your Exercise Routine
It’s time to sweat out all those indulgences. So lace up your shoes and put on your favorite gym clothes. When you start your first workout, ease in slowly. Take the time to warm up and stretch your muscles before powering up to a solid 30-minute routine.
I have just the exercise plan for you – one that will not only help you recover from your summer 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 with my results-driven method.
Simply email me today to set up your let’s get your on the right path to carving out your best you!