First off, there is really no such thing as “getting off track” or “back on track” when healthy living is your lifestyle. Every treat meal, time taken off from the gym, lazy day, etc. is all just part of the balancing act. After a 4th of July holiday/celebration, vacation or extra relaxing weekend, I use this 4 Step Fool-Proof Plan to get back into my routine. This seriously works every time for me!
This AM, I wanted to share these tips (and the order I complete them in) to help you get back in the swing of things!
4 STEP FOOL-PROOF PLAN:
1. COMPLETE “LITTLE” TO DOS
Start you day by making a to-do list but the first 3 items should be tasks you can complete in just a few minutes. This trick is all about momentum. When you accomplish a few things, you ignite the fire to continue achieving. Check, check, check on the to-do list first thing in the AM and you’re onto bigger and better things.
Little tasks I complete: make bed, unload dishwasher, wash kitchen counters, pick up downstairs, pop in a load of laundry…. then I go complete “bigger” items
2. EXTRA LIQUIDS (lemon water)
This is a reduce the bloat and feel good tip. If you’re like me, you may have enjoyed some treats yesterday. No biggie! Today, focus on drinking a little extra water. This will help flush out the toxins and extra water (from the sodium) you may be holding onto today.
Personally, I like to add in lemon water… actually my fav right now is lemon water with strawberries infused. This acts as a natural diuretic to further help reduce the bloat.
3. PUT YOUR CARBS TO WORK… LIFT
Again, if you’re like me, your treats yesterday were full of carbs. And again, no biggie! Don’t sweat it but instead, put those carbs to work… LIFT! Those carbs are sitting as glycogen which our bodies can utilize as energy like during a weight training workout. You may notice you’re even stronger and more energized in the gym today, so get at it!
Bonus Points if you use today’s workout from the Weight Training 3.0 plan!
4. HEALTHY MEAL x3
To get back in the flow with my normal eating, I have a hack I use for healthy meals. I buy 3 meals from my favorite healthy eatery. This is like a short cut meal prep. It allows me to have healthy meals on hand without the hassle of cooking. If you’re up for it… go ahead and make the meals yourself!
Today, I’ll go to Zoe’s Kitchen and order shrimp kabobs, chicken kabobs and a chick salad to kickstart my normal eating routine. It’s a fool-proof way to slide back into it.
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