- February. 22 2018
We’ve all been there. You’ve been working hard to meet your deadlines at work, getting in your workouts consistently every week, and eating really clean. Then it’s time for vacation and you’re so excited to relax and let
loose that you may have slightly overdone it. What does one do in theaftermath of a predicament like this?
Here are 3 steps to detox your body and get back on track after an awesome yet indulgent vacation.
That’s an exaggeration. Don’t really try to drink your weight in water because that is too much water, but drink a lot of water. There are many different opinions on the appropriate amount of water to drink, the most common being 1 gallon a day if you are a female, 1.5 gallons if you are a male.
However, if you don’t typically drink that
much water, this may be too much for you. Think about your water drinking habits and come up with a number of ounces that seems like a stretch for you, meaning it’s more than you typically drink in a day (but not way more), and set a goal to drink that many ounces every day for the next week.
Proper hydration is one of the fastest and easiest ways to aid your body in flushing out all the “gunk” and excess bloat. After all, when you step on the scale and see that you’ve gained weight or when you put on your favorite jeans and they are too tight after eating and drinking too much, the culprit is oftentimes just excess water weight.
Fun tip: Add fresh squeezed lemon juice and mint, cucumbers, or strawberries with water into your Hydration Vessel, with ice and keep it in the refrigerator. Refill often with this jazzed up, refreshing spa water, which will help you to keep coming back for more.
Hit the grocery store or farmers market and stock up on veggies, berries, and lean protein. Spend a few hours washing, chopping, batch cooking, and Tupperware-ing everything so that you have all of your meals for the week ready to grab and go.
Commit to eating your own home-prepared meals for the next week. Not only will your body benefit from getting all kinds of detoxifying nutrients, but you will benefit mentally too. Feeling like you are doing good things for your body goes a long way in the game of weight loss and goal setting, in fact, we actually think it’s more than half the battle.
Open your calendar, plug in your workouts for the next week and highlight them like you would any VIP appointment. Commit to getting in a good sweat session 3-4 times minimum. Here’s the key though.
You’re not doing these workouts to punish yourself for your “bad vacation behavior.” No way. You had a great vacation, what’s done is done. Rather than punishment for the past, perform your workouts from the mindset of wanting to feel your best, from today forward.
Move, stretch, breathe, sweat. A great workout is one of the best ways to get yourself to feel “back on track” with your normal healthy lifestyle after a blow out. So create a plan for this week to get moving!
All in all, as I mentioned above, this is just as much mental as it is about physically detoxing after an indulgent vacay. Do what you’ve got to do to feel like you are back on track… and you will be back on track.
Create a plan that feels exciting, healthy, and detoxing from a mindset of self-care rather than punishment and you’ll be back to your normal lean, un-bloated self in no time.