The holidays have come and gone, and you’re left to deal with the aftermath of all that less-than-healthy eating… If you’re ready to hit the “reset” button, then you’ll want to check out the following 5 steps to quickly and seamlessly get back on the fitness fast track with your Holiday Recovery Plan!
Step One: Get Focused.
The holidays happened. You may have ate things from your “never eat these” list, drank more that you should have, or maybe you did eat well, and train hard but have now hit a plateau!
Draw a line in the sand. The bad eating stops now.
Don’t beat yourself up for falling off the fitness wagon this once. Simply get back up, dust yourself off and get re-focused. Leave the past, and your slip-ups, in the past. It’s a new year, it’s a new you.
Step Two: Get Hydrated.
While bad eating can take on many forms, the end result is most often dehydration and water retention. The only way to restore balance is to get hydrated.
Your first priority in getting back on track is to drink plenty of water throughout your day. Start with a tall glass of water in the morning, and carry a water bottle with you.
Never add artificial sweeteners or stimulants to your water – these will work against your hydration efforts. To add flavor, slice fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables to place in your water, just like at the spa.
A great tip I’ve learned from an R.D. is to divide your body weight (lbs) in half, and that is how many ounces of water you should consume. So for me at 200lbs (ok, maybe 205 due to the holiday indulgence, lol), I would consume 100 ounces of water daily.
Step Three: Get Picky.
I need you to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and some lean meat. Whole, real foods will quickly help to restore balance.
Avoid eating packaged foods at all costs. This means saying no to snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods and alcohol. Your body will thank you for it!
Step Four: Get Juicing.
Making your own juice can be beneficial when recovering from a weekend (or 2) of bad eating. The key is to use ingredients that will hydrate and nourish your body and to avoid ingredients that are high in sugar.
These ingredients are fantastic for your recovery juice: fresh ginger, spinach, cucumber, kale, green apple, lemon, and celery.
These ingredients should be used sparingly, due to high sugar content: carrots, oranges, red apples, melons or pineapple.
Step Five: Get Moving.
So you’ve put an end to the eating madness, you’ve hydrated, you’ve eaten only whole foods and you’ve enjoyed a recovery juice…it’s now time to SHRED and sweat it out.
Lace up your shoes and put on your favorite gym clothes. When you start your workout, ease in slowly. Take the time to warm up and stretch your muscles before powering up to a solid 30-minute exercise routine.
And if you need any help at all, I have just the exercise plan for you – one that will not only help you recover from your holiday indulgence, but will also keep you motivated and going strong through 2015!
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Most importantly, I just want you to get started… YES YOU, ON Y VA, that’s the French side of me… LET’S GO!!!!