Feel like an over-stuffed turkey this morning from too much holiday cheer?
If you’re feeling bloated, blah and bummed… know that you are not alone. But, also know that it’s Monday and the weekend is over – but your life is not!
I have 10 simple suggestions to help you get back on track. Please try a minimum of 5.
1- Drink a large glass of cold water first thing in the morning even if it takes a few tries.
3- Get into comfortable workout clothes and prepare to start moving away from your bedroom or anyplace that screams SEDENTARY!
4- DO NOT skip breakfast no matter how disgusting you may feel. Just keep it light! 200 healthy calories will do.
5- Get your butt moving for a minimum of 20 minutes by 9am TODAY! By means of: walking, jogging, biking, dancing or a yoga or fitness class. Squatting, lunging and stair-climbing inside or around your home is also an awesome way to GET MOVING!
6- Commit to a one week workout plan. Moving for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. Don’t worry about next week just get through this one first.
7- Keep your meals healthy and light this week while drinking lots of sugar and toxin-free fluids.
8- Meet an upbeat friend or three for coffee or tea or a walk and keep your conversation on the lighter side!
Remember positive energy creates more positive energy and so on…
9- Download one of the many fitness tracking apps on your phone and start tracking your steps and other physical activity. It’s loads of fun and very motivating! This will definitely help keep you on track and on the lighter side through the holiday season.
10- Finally…take time to meld your mind, body and soul.
Dedicate 30 minutes or more each day to just being YOU. Try inspirational reading, creative writing or journaling, prayer or meditation, mindful breathing, or taking a luxurious candlelit bath while sipping your favorite herbal tea. Take a nature walk.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance and sustainable value of allowing yourself time to rest and recharge by doing something that brings you a sense of wholeness and sweet calm.
We maintain balance, poise and a profound sense of security and comfort by moving on!