Four Tips to Get you Back on Track after the Holidays
Sometimes you have the best intentions during a three-day holiday week-end. You swear you’ll eat well, even when you’re offered the most succulent barbecue meals — and swear even more that you’ll exercise instead of sleeping in AND avoid alcohol. (Go you!) But there you are Tuesday morning: feeling guilty, slightly ill and bloated from all the over-eating.
Now what you do? The way I see it, you’ve got only one choice: get back on track as quickly as possible! Here are four ways to get back on track with you weight loss plan after a long holiday week-end.
- Ditch the guilt. So, despite your best intentions, you didn’t stick to your diet plan. You need to ditch any guilt you feel and stop beating yourself up about it. Feeling guilty about overindulging is wasted energy — spend that energy doing something productive instead.
- Dump the extra food. If you’ve got extra food around the house from the holiday week-end, dump it. Why keep unhealthy, calorie-laden food around to tempt you? Better that the food goes in the garbage than on your hips or belly, right?
- Review or reset your goals. Sometimes over indulging comes about because you either lost sight of your goals or have set your goals too high. A goal of “I’m never going to eat cookies again” may be too strict for you and cause you to overindulge, using a holiday week-end as an excuse to ditch your diet plan.
- Eat your favorite healthy meal and do your favorite workout. You’re only one healthy meal and one workout away from getting back on track. If you need the extra incentive, why not cook your favorite healthy meal (for me, it’s salmon!) and do your favorite workout — and blast your favorite music while doing it.
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If you overindulged over the long holiday week-end, chances are the “damage” is not as bad as you think. Use these four tips to get back on track and you’ll be back to losing weight before you know i
To learn more, visit fitness expert, Nicki Andrews’ website.
Nicki Andrews’ Imagine, Dream Inspire website. Nicki has educated the masses, especially women, on the importance of fitness and providing the necessary resources for her clients to change their bodies and their lives. She has made a positive impact on those she has trained for the past eight years.
Nicki has appeared on The Today Show, The Morning Show, and Good Day New York where she has showcased valuable information. She holds certification with AFAA, Madd Dogg, and ISCA.