Over-indulged on the long weekend? It’s time to recalibrate and re-focus
Hello! Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! And by enjoyed, I mean appreciated allllllll the food.
Long weekends normally involve bucketloads of friends, family, laughter, and love – and food and alcohol. Once it ends, we’re often left full of regret and guilt for over-indulging and under-exercising. Well, let me stop you right there! Long weekends don’t have to come with those negative emotions, so don't tell yourself you shouldn't haven't eaten all that food. Negative talk, shaming and making yourself feel bad is unhelpful, and will only hinder you from getting back on-track to good habits.
So, good news - it’s the start of the week and a great time to re-focus and set some goals.
Here’s a few tips to help put you in good stead:
- Drink lots of water to hydrate your system
- Eat five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day
- Get outside and enjoy some fresh air
- Try to avoid take-away for a few days - enjoy nutritious, home-cooked meals instead
- Get your sleeping pattern back on-track. Sleep is vital to recharge and regenerate the body and mind
And some things to avoid:
- Don’t skip the gym. Get back into your exercise routine and don't use the excuse of being tired from the weekend to avoid your workouts
- Don’t rush into a cleanse or detox. Your body needs time to recover – stick to eating nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water
- Don’t skip meals – it will just make you feel worse; your body needs good food and calories to function
- Get off social media - don’t get caught up with posts about “how many calories and sugar are in a glass of wine and how many kilometres do I need to run to burn it off?” Stick to your usual exercise and eating habits