Are you feeling “bluh”?
Did you over-do-it over the festive season with loads of snacks, high fat foods and extra calories from those party cocktails?
Then you may like to read through the following steps to help you get back on track!
Drink lots of water!
With the overindulgence of food and alcohol comes dehydration, stomach pains and feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck!
By drinking around 8 glasses of water per day not only does this help cleanse your system, but it can also help improve your skin. So you can look and feel refreshed!
Take some time out for YOU to wind down and recuperate!
It might be a bubble bath, a good book, going somewhere with a group of friends, with your family, walking your dog (something that doesn’t include wiping yourself out and partying) And something positive that makes you feel good about yourself and your general well being. Go over your New Years Resolutions in your head and then write them down. Feel good about the decisions and the changes you are wanting to make for the year ahead.
Get yourself onto a kick butt training program and make the time to plan your new workout and eating plan.
Even in the past with my own online clients, when starting a new fitness schedule, I advised them to plan their way into their workouts and programs. Why? Because starting a new weight training and cardio workout, along with a healthy eating plan, all in one week, for some folk, can be very overwhelming if they don’t have a schedule to follow. They want and need something that’s set out in front of them, so they know what they’re doing and are confident heading into it – and understand how to go about it.
Setting yourself up to succeed with your new resolution goals is a heck of a lot more fun, encouraging and motivating plus the results will come much sooner if you’re organised and on track with your program.
Make sure you consume fresh veggies, fruit, salads, lean protein etc during your New Years recovery. Continuing with the gorging of fast food and junk, even though the festive season is over, will only deter you from getting rid of that “bluh” feeling. Your body needs good nutrition to get it back on track so you can start working on your New Years health and fitness goals.
Reduce your caffeine, soft drink and alcohol intake. Once again this is where drinking water comes back into play. It’s so easy when you are thirsty to just glug down a coffee or soft drink. But do you honestly believe that these types of beverages are really quenching your thirst? C’mon give your body a break! I bet if you’re body could talk it wouldn’t be asking for a alcohol filled cocktail to help hydrate it.
If you really just don’t like drinking water, but don’t mind drinking fresh juice, then add a small amount of juice to your water. That way you’re reducing the calorie intake, by diluting the juice, and increasing your water intake.
The above NEW YEARS Recovery Plan is about re-freshing your mind and your body along with giving it a great head start for the year ahead!
Happy training folks,
Yours in fun, health and fitness
© Mandy Gibbons
Virtual Fitness Trainer