I don’t think I’m the only one who went a little overboard this weekend. I had my family in town and we packed a week’s worth of fun into a couple days: dinners out, cocktails, new recipes, barbecues, frozen yogurt with all the fixins, Sunday brunch, and lots of chocolate. We stayed active, but definitely indulged. While I’m not one to preach a strict diet on the weekdays and fun on the weekends, (balance is key!) sometimes we’ve just got to press the reset button. Today, I’m hitting reset and getting back on track, feel free to join me!
Drink LOTS of water, even more than normal. Start your day with at least one full glass of water. For a quick cleansing drink, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to your water. This clears out toxins and refreshes your system. Drink at least one full glass before every meal and carry a water bottle all day to stay hydrated. You can even spice up your water to make things more interesting…and lots of green tea is great too!
Eat whole foods. Your body is craving whole, real, nutrients, in their most natural form. Eat mostly fruits, veggies, and lean protein to replenish your body and refuel for the week ahead. Eat as many raw foods as you can and really try to stray away from sugar. My favorite way to get lots of raw greens in is my delicious green smoothie!
Work out HARD. Push yourself and dedicate a good hour to a great workout today. Whether you run, hit the yoga mat, strength-train, or take a class, make it count. Sweat out the bad and embrace the exercise, especially if you took a rest day yesterday like me. Your body will love you for it and come back twice as strong.
Get some sleep. A weekend packed with fun is exhausting and sleep is crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Take time to rest and relax and make sure you get your eight hours tonight.
Move on. Don’t regret those indulgences, cocktails, brunches, late nights, or chocolate covered peanuts (just me?). Don’t beat yourself up. Cherish the good memories and move on. Always work towards a balanced lifestyle.
One Healthy Breakdown: Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride and get back on track.