So some of us took a break from our fitness routine this summer.
We ate, We drank, We relaxed, and then ate some more.
Well, now it’s time to face the music.
As we look in the mirror after a summer of less-than-healthy eating… Our body is little puffy and bloated.
Our joints are achy.
Our clothes feel a little tighter.
And our sweet tooth is raging!
If you’re familiar with any of the above, here’s how to get you back on the fitness fast track.
1) Find Your Focus
Summer happened. We ate things from the “never eat these” list, we drank more than normal…but now it’s over.
Draw a line in the sand. You’re back now so the bad eating stops now.
If you’re serious about your health & 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 flavour, add sliced fresh fruit 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.
Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings.
Try to reduce any packaged foods for the next few days.
This means less snack foods, less processed meat slices, less dairy, less baked goods & less alcohol.
4) Get Some Rest
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. 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 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
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 favourite 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 30-45 minute routine.
We 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 Reboot your fitness.
Together we will get you to your goals with our results-driven method.
To your success,