Getting back on track
It is common for your fitness routine during the summer months to become not so routine. With vacations, family activities, and other fun summer activities, you may not have been able to be as consistent as you are at other times of the year.
If getting back into that routine is on your to-do list now, here are a few tips to get back on track.
1) Find Your Focus
Summer happened. You may have eaten more ice cream or sweet treats than you normally do and that is okay.
Draw a line in the sand. You are back now and can stick to a once-a-week goody.
Your more relaxed eating over the past few weeks was the exception, and not the rule. Don’t beat yourself up for letting loose. Simply get back up, dust yourself off and get focused again.
2) Get Hydrated
While summer days can take on many forms, often a busy travel schedule can result in dehydration and water retention. One of the best ways 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 flavor, add sliced fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables like cucumber slices to your water to keep things flavorful and fun.
3) Get back to basics
Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings.
Avoid eating packaged foods for the next few days. Things like snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods, and alcohol can keep you from feeling your best.
Try the recipe for Creole Chicken and Green Beans below – this is a wonderful, whole food dish.
4) Get Some Rest
As relaxing as summer days are, they can be exhausting as well. 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 are 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 8 hours of sleep each night.
5) Jump Back Into Your Exercise Routine
It is time to sweat it out and show your body some love. Lace up your shoes and put on your favorite 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-minute routine.
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