Happy Monday everyone!
We have made it through Halloween and Thanksgiving and now we are in the home stretch before the final end of the year holidays.
Some of you might have set goals for yourself that you were going to stay on track and DIAL IT IN or maybe you were going to DIAL IT BACK and focus on moderation while you indulged.
Maybe it didn’t go as planned or maybe you are having trouble ending the celebrating!
First of all, ditch the remorse. Never feel bad about enjoying your celebration or holiday and the food and drink that goes with it! And if you have been less than perfect, stop feeling bad about that too.
Instead of looking at it with a “what have I done” attitude, let’s think about “what you can do now” and move forward.
If you celebrated with a little bit too much food and drink or if you have continued to celebrate, don’t panic. Even if your pants are feeling tighter today, it’s easier than you think to get back on track.
It’s time to get your groove back!
Show yourself grace. Don’t spend the days beating yourself up. This will only make you feel stressed which can lead to cravings and making more poor choices. You can’t turn back the clock or erase what happened, but you can accept it and move on.
Get back to your normal routine. Definitely resume your regular eating schedule as soon as possible. Plan your meals, start tracking your food again if you do that and took a break. If you practice intermittent fasting, extend your fasting window by an hour or two to give your body a little more time at digestive rest. Then eat meals with a balance of carbs, fats and protein that help you hit your goals. Get back to your workouts - just don’t binge exercise to make up for binge eating. Over-exercising is a stressor on the body that leads to fat gain instead of fat loss.
Drink lots of water. Staying hydrated will help your metabolism and wash things down and out of your body. That heaviness you might be feeling is a combination of water retention, extra glycogen (stored from extra carbs) and waste in the digestive track. All of this “weight” will eventually be balanced out by drinking plenty of water and resuming your normal meals.
If you were following a healthy lifestyle before the end of the year holiday madness started, get back to what you were doing. Focus on moving forward.
If you want to learn healthy habits, you can join my next FASTer Way to Fat Loss group that will start on DEC 30. I would love to help you get your groove back and kick off 2020 chasing down your health and wellness goals! Learn more about my next group here.
Remember, don’t look back at what you could have, should have done. Focus on starting fresh today. You are always one choice, one day away from getting back on track.
What is one goal you have for yourself in 2020?